Sponsors

11th Hour Racing

11th Hour Racing is proud to have been the presenting sponsor for the Atlantic Cup from 2011-2016. 11th Hour Racing establishes strategic partnerships within the sailing and maritime communities to promote collaborative, systemic change benefitting the health of our ocean – one degree at a time. Since 2010, 11th Hour Racing has been harnessing the power of sport with an innovative and comprehensive approach through three primary areas of engagement: Partners, Grantees, and Ambassadors.

Angola Cables

Angola Cables is an Angolan telecommunications multinational, founded in 2009, operating in the wholesale market, whose main business is the commercialization of capacity in international voice and data circuits through fiber optic submarine cable systems. It is one of the largest shareholders of WACS (West Africa Cable System) providing operator-level services to operators in Angola and the sub-Saharan region, thus becoming one of the largest wholesale IP providers in the region.

Its main projects – SACS and Monet – will interconnect three continents: South America, North America and Africa, as well as the Fortaleza Data Center, a Level III facility that will interconnect its cable systems creating a highly connected network. For more information, visit the Angola Cables website www.angolacables.co.ao.

Bainbridge International

Since the original location opened in Boston in 1917, Bainbridge International has been the premier choice for sailcloth and sailmaking hardware in the USA and has always been at the forefront of technical developments for the sailmaking industry. AIRX, a world class spinnaker fabric is among the latest in a long line of performance driven products chosen by winners.

Over the last decade Bainbridge has also developed its U.S. distribution arm of high quality marine equipment from many innovative international companies and now offers products from Karver, Watt & Sea, and Plastimo amongst many others.

MileagePlus Exclusives – United Airlines

United Airlines MileagePlus Exclusives provides program members with the top access to some of the world’s best events and experiences across the widest range of mileage levels. MileagePlus Exclusives works closely with some of the leading names in food & wine, travel & lifestyle, sports and arts & entertainment to create unique and memorable experiences for MileagePlus members – each with a VIP touch.

North Sails

North Sails, the largest division of North Technology Group, is the world leader in sailmaking technology. North Sails holds the patent for 3Di, a unique composite construction process that produces high-performance sails that approach the shape holding of a rigid foil. North Sails is the sailmaker of choice on the majority of America’s Cup, Grand Prix, ocean race boats and Superyachts. North Sails offers a wide range of performance 3D and paneled sails for cruising sailors and is the world’s leading sailmaker for one-design classes with more National, World and Olympic Class victories than all other sailmakers combined.

Sea Bags

Headquartered in Portland, Maine, Sea Bags is the largest retailor in the world of recycled bags and accessories made from used sails. Sea Bags are born as sails and transformed into nautically inspired totes and accessories that bring their customers great happiness. They believe that sails soak up sun, salt, smiles and adventure. At Sea Bags, “recycled” and “sustainable” are not after thoughts, they are the cornerstones of their brand and over the past 16 years they’ve saved over 600 tons of materials from going into landfills and we at the Atlantic Cup think that’s super cool and we’re proud to call them our Official Sustainability Partner.  

Shipyard Brewing Company

From its own company namesake, to the fact that it brews within the walls of a former foundry that produced metalwork for the many ships sailing in and out of Portland Harbor –  Shipyard Brewing Company has always been connected to the waterfront of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean at its doorstep. Operating in Portland’s East End since 1994, they stay true to their traditional roots and brew with open fermentation to produce award-winning beers like its flagship Export Ale.  In that time, they’ve released over 60 different styles of beer – they can be found across the country, and across the Atlantic in the United Kingdom.

Official Partners

Airx

From the first synthetic mainsail fabric in the 1930’s, the first use of Dacron in 1953, or the introduction of state-of-the-art Kevlar laminates in 1982, the history and success of Bainbridge sailcloth is one of continuous technical development. AIRX, our world class spinnaker fabric is among the latest in a long line of performance driven products chosen by winners.

CODE-ZERO

CODE-ZERO is the Official Clothing Partner of the 2018 Atlantic Cup. They are a nautical lifestyle brand, designed and endorsed by professional sailors. Innovations inspired by Global Yacht Racing are applied on a crossover look between sport and casual wear integrating high performance wear into 24/7 lifestyle. The CODE-ZERO collection includes wind and waterproof jacketsfleece and softshell jacketssweatshirtsshirtspolost-shirts, cargo shorts and swimtrunks.

Hyatt Place Portland

The Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port is a hotel like no other in the country. As the only Hyatt hotel in Maine, they make an impression on their guests that lasts, with unique designs and guest room layouts. Not only that, but their views of Portland are impeccable—Casco Bay and city views, where a short walk places you at the working waterfront and surrounded by world renowned restaurants and Portland’s entertainment and shopping districts.

Karver

Karver Sailing – The manufacturer of advanced furling systems, blocks, locking gear and jammers produces equipment with an emphasis on innovation, performance, design and service. Karver offers a wide range of products for both cruising and racing, as well as the super yacht market.

As the official U.S. distributer, we also manage the U.S. promotion and after sales service for the brand. With three offices throughout the country (Massachusetts, Florida and California), and over 42,000sq ft. of storage capacity overall, we are well equipped to support the development of Karver systems in the USA.  

Ocean Navigator

Ocean Navigator magazines is for voyagers, both power and sail, who want to know more about their boats, their gear and the techniques to make them better voyagers. Whether you are crossing oceans or making coastwise passages, Ocean Navigator will help and inspire you. 

 

PLASTIMO

Plastimo – a wide variety of high quality products for a broad range of marine applications. Based in Lorient, France Plastimo employs over 90 people in design, manufacturing and marketing high quality compasses, safety equipment, mooring products, deck fittings and much more for both recreation and professional boating. Bainbridge International is proud to represent Plastimo in the USA as it continues to enhance its presence in both the retail and chandlery markets as well as continuing growth within the O.E.M boat building segment.

Watt & Sea

Independence…thanks to renewable energy! Watt & Sea hydrogenerators bring the solution of energy independence to cruising and racing yachts. Born from hard offshore racing requirements, they are carefully engineered for minimal drag and an optimal output. The high efficiency allows sailing with charged batteries and surplus energy and are  distributed in the USA by Bainbridge International, Inc.

Supporters

Billy Black Photography

One of the most iconic sailing photographers in the United States, Billy Black will again be the Atlantic Cup’s Official photographer. Throughout the Atlantic Cup website you can see some of the stunning images Billy and his team captured from previous races.

Class 40

Formed in 2004 as as a way for designers, sailors & builders to have a dedicated offshore race boat somewhere between a Mini and an open 60 that could sail safely across the Atlantic, the Class has experienced tremendous growth. The Atlantic Cup is officially sanctioned by the Class 40.

Centerboard Yacht Club

Centerboard Yacht Club (CYC) is a non-profit organization located in South Portland, Maine, with shore frontage and a mooring field in Portland Harbor. Founded in 1937 as a sailboat racing club, CYC has evolved into an organization that promotes all aspects of yachting, both sail and power.

Friends of the Eastern Promenade

In Portland, Maine, atop Munjoy Hill, the Eastern Promenade and Fort Allen Park comprise a 68-acre grassy reserve sloping down to the peaceful waters of Casco Bay and it is the home for the Atlantic Cup Portland Race Village. The picturesque New England views here are some of the most beautiful in the world.

Sailors for the Sea

Sailors for the Sea educates and engages the boating community in the worldwide protection of the oceans. Since the Atlantic Cup’s inception, it has achieved the highest Clean Regatta certification possible from Sailors for the Sea. In 2013 Sailors for the Sea announced a new Platinum Level Certification, the Atlantic Cup was the first event to meet all of its requirements.

Tall Ships® Portland

Tall Ships® Portland’s mission is to provide sailing and maritime related opportunities, education, events and access for sailing activities that promote physical and mental wellness for children and adults.

Warrior Sailing

The Warrior Sailing Program is focused on introducing active military and veterans with disabilities to sailing, learning to sail and basic sailboat racing. Organizing partners are providing participants with 3-day intense Basic Training Camps designed to highlight not just skills to manage a boat on the water but also societal skills.

Interested in partnering with one of the fastest growing sailing properties in the United States? Click Here to request more information.

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