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11th Hour Racing

11TH Hour Racing, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, is proud to have been the presenting sponsor for the Atlantic Cup since its inception. 11TH Hour Racing seeks to establish a dynamic new platform for public education emphasizing the responsible use of energy and resources in the context of sailing, an exciting recreational and competitive sport. Through sponsorship of winning sailing teams and regattas, advanced sailing and production practices, we improve the energy profile and performance of racing boats, and increase the personal investment of sailors in the health of our waters.

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Sponsors

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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.

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GeoRacing

Since 2010, GeoRacing’s GPS tracking and technology has been used successfully on sailing events all over Europe. The Austria Cup (RC44) with Russel Couts and Larry Elison, SOF (Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères), The Delta Llyod Regatta (Semaine Olympique des Pays-bas in Medemblik), The Tour de France à la Voile, La route des Princes (In Valencia, Lisbon, Dublin, Plymouth), The Star Sailors League, have used the GeoRacing solution, including live TV. GeoRacing is partnering with the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing to provide live tracking coverage of the race available to viewers online in realtime.

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Maui Jim

Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV while bringing the brilliant colours of the island to life, Maui Jim engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus2® lens. Incorporated into seven new sunglass styles, the Classic Collection was introduced. Maui Jim now offers over 125 styles of sunglasses, 100% of which are polarized and protect from 100% of UVA and UVB rays.

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North Sails

North Sails, the largest division of North Technology Group, is the world leader in sailmaking technology. North Sails holds the patents for 3DiTM, a unique composite construction process, resulting in high-performance sails that approach the shape holding of a rigid foil. By competing at the highest levels of our sport, North Sails tests and improves our products in the most demanding environments. The success we enjoy in the America’s Cup, Around-the-World challenges, Grand Prix racing circuit and One-Design Championships translates into sails that perform better, last longer and provide more enjoyment… no matter what and where you sail.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon

Pabst Blue Ribbon is the official beer supplier for all 3 stop-overs of the Atlantic Cup. Teams will be rewarded with Pabst when they finish each offshore leg and in Portland the winning teams will be sprayed with a ceremonial PBR bath!

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Sea Bags

Headquartered in Portland, Maine, Sea Bags is the largest retailer in the world of recycled bags and accessories made from used sails. With an emphasis on producing quality bags made in the USA, Sea Bags hand makes all of their products locally in Maine, using the last thread manufacturer in the U.S. and the only rope manufacturer in New England. During the Atlantic Cup, Sea Bags will hold a sail drive where anyone can drop off used sails at the Atlantic Cup stop-overs.

Official Partners

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AARP of Maine

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership of more than 230,000 in Maine. They help people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities. They work to strengthen communities and fight for the issues that matter most to families such as health care, employment and retirement security, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse.  

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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.

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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.

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DriveMG

DriveMG is a full-service marketing agency with expertise in motion graphics and design. The merchandise division can source any product or gift you can imagine.  This includes the 100% recycled Recover apparel line: dry performance wear and a blend of 50/50 poly/cotton that comes from all recycled materials.  Each apparel piece takes 8 bottles to make, eliminating those from our landfills and oceans.

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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 guestroom layouts. Not only that, but their views of Portland are impeccable—Casco Bay and city views, where a short walk is all you need to be inside Maine’s renowned Old Port.

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Karver

Always one step ahead, Karver continues its research & development to provide the next generation of world leading and cutting edge deck gear.  Distributed in the USA by Bainbridge International, Inc.

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Nautical Channel

Nautical Channel puts ocean adventure front and center with the hottest surf films, top coastal destinations, latest trends in yachting, and premium sports coverage. Nautical Channel is available via satellite TV with Dish Network, and live stream via Dish World and SPB TV on your phone, tablet, and desktop.

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Ocean Planet Energy

Based in Italy, Solbian manufactures the highest quality, lightest weight, semi-flexible  marine solar panels available.  Ocean Planet Energy was started by Bruce Schwab, the first American to officially finish the Vendee Globe Race.  In addition to solar panels, OceanPlanet Energy provides yachts, marine service providers, cruisers, with batteries, hydrogenerators, alternators, energy system monitoring, electric propulsion systems and more.

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ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina

ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina is New York’s newest marina and it will provide berthing for over 100 boats ranging in size from 16’ to 250’ in length, in what will be the calmest marina basin in New York Harbor. Engineered by the Edgewater Resources, the design team responsible for the world’s “greenest marina,” ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina will advance the state of the art in sustainable marina design.

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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.

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We Are Neutral

Founded in 2008, We Are Neutral created the first carbon neutral sports program at the University of Florida. We Are Neutral’s carbon offsets are created by planting indigenous trees on local conservation land, partnering with local landfills to capture methane emissions and by performing free of charge energy retrofits for low income families.

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Windcheck

WindCheck covers all things Atlantic Cup throughout the year and is a free monthly magazine devoted to sailors and boaters in the Northeast. Every issue features those who race, cruise and learn to boat in the region.

Supporters

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Boomer Esiason Foundation

The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a charitable partner of the 2014 Atlantic Cup. Former NFL Quarterback, Boomer Esiason started The Foundation shortly after his son Gunnar was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1993. It’s the Atlantic Cup’s goal to raise awareness for CF to the sailing community.

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Charleston Yacht Club

Supporting the Atlantic Cup’s operations while in Charleston and serving the community since 1934, Charleston Yacht Club maintains its purpose with programs and events to promote interest in water sports.

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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.

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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.

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ePaint

ePaint.com LLC’s mission is to offer ecofriendly antifouling paints and related products to boating customers who desire a good quality paint at a fair price.

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Friends of Casco Bay

Friends of Casco Bay is the leading environmental organization working to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay. Their work involves education, advocacy, water quality monitoring programs, and collaborative partnerships.

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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.

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Helly Hansen

Founded in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen continues to develop their apparel through a blend of Scandinavian design and insights drawn from living among some of the harshest environments on earth. Helly Hansen’s progressive designs continue to protect and enable professionals making their living on oceans and mountains around the world.

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M6 Yacht Charters

M6 Yacht Charters, LLC is a Charleston, SC based family run local business operated by Captain Fletcher Meyers and his wife Henriette. Each boat is captained by a USCG licensed captain, who knows the best picnic, sightseeing and picture taking areas. Anyone interested in experiencing Charleston from its’ best side – the water – will not be disappointed with M6 Yacht Charters!

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New England Boatworks

The experienced team at NEB started in 1988 with a solid background in traditional boatbuilding materials – aluminum, fiberglass and wood. Today, NEB build projects incorporate the latest thinking in methods and materials, working with advanced composites to build racing and performance cruising yachts, both power and sail.

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Ocean Navigator

Ocean Navigator magazine 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.

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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.

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Sea-Logic LLC

Sea-Logic’s marine electronics business in New York is based on the belief that they can and should continue to be uncompromising in their standards no matter what. Their passion for their trade keeps their customers satisfied and always happy to return to see what’s new.

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spoiled NYC

Launched in February 2015, spoiled NYC is the New York-based consumer platform for spoiled Media, an experiential media company for the mobile- and tech-first millennial generation. Spoiled connects creators, consumers, and companies with compelling content and native advertising. In addition to spoiled’s team of writers, we are creating partnerships with branded publishers to deliver a wholly unique media experience.

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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.

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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.

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