Pairing Rob Windsor (pictured right), one of only two sailors to race in every edition of the Atlantic Cup along with newcomer Micha Davis (pictured left), Portland, Maine based #127 – Amhas will be a top team to watch in 2016. The boat itself is proven to be very fast and the crew is exceptionally motivated for a podium finish. As for the name, Amhas, it comes from an old Galeic word for Gannet, the sea bird that can be found around the North Atlantic.
When asked what he thinks of the New York to Portland leg, Harpswell, Maine native, Micha Davis said, “I hope that there is breeze north of Cape Cod, but I’m thrilled to be coming home.”
When asked how he rates their chances in the Atlantic Cup, Rob Windsor said, “I like our chances, this will be my 5th Atlantic Cup, so experience plays and the boat I’m on now, I’ve tied every string and turned every screw so I feel good about how it’s put together and how fast it is. We have a good chance to be on the podium. I think depending on which European boats are racing, they have a good shot as well. At the same time racing across the ocean and racing up the coast is not the same. Racing around Hatteras and in the Gulf Stream makes the Atlantic Cup a U.S. team favored race.”