Sailing World Previews the 2013 Atlantic Cup

The Dash for Cash

by Ryan O’Grady
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© Billy Black
The 2012 Atlantic Cup champion Mare (foreground) isn’t entered this year. But the path to victory taken by the German entry will be scrutinized by the seven teams that will contest the 2013 Atlantic Cup from Charleston, S.C., to Newport, R.I., via New York City.

Three years ago, the Atlantic Cup debuted with a bold plan: to bring a European-style doublehanded offshore racing series to America, and provide the top finishers with a cash prize. The first year of the regatta, 2011, drew a small fleet of mostly local boats. In 2012, the top European boats took notice, and 14 of the world’s best Class 40 teams converged on Charleston READ MORE

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