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The Angola Cables Finish Line Approaches!

      A little under 40 nautical miles remain for the leading boats in the 2018 Atlantic Cup! #145 Eärendil, leads #127 Amhas by some six miles as they race north along the New Jersey coastline in search of favorable conditions. Over night the two leading Class40s played the light, fluky conditions perfectly putting[…..]

2018 Atlantic Cup light air compresses fleet

      In the last 24-hours there’s been a massive consolidation in the fleet essentially causing a restart off the coast of Maryland. The last look at the fleeted showed the boats sailing north fast and furiously, divided into three strategic camps – east, center and west.  Overnight, 145- Eärendil decided to change camps[…..]

24 Hours Into The 2018 Atlantic Cup

    24 Hours Into the 2018 Atlantic Cup The first 24 hours of the 2018 Atlantic Cup have been intense. Since leaving the beautiful maritime city of Charleston, South Carolina, the 11 Class40s competing to cross the Angola Cables Finish Line in New York City have been positioning themselves throughout the racecourse.  Relatively soon[…..]

Leg One Of The 2018 Atlantic Cup Underway!

      11 Atlantic Cup Teams are NYC Bound!  11 teams representing the nine countries started the 2018 Atlantic Cup at 12:00 ET today in sunny skies and a southwesterly 15 knot breeze from the Charleston Maritime Center. The start cannon was fired off the Spirit of South Carolina with over 200 spectators looking on. Toothface[…..]

Just 24 Hours Until The 2018 Atlantic Cup

      With under 24 hours until the start of the 2018 Atlantic Cup teams are busy finalizing their preparations and submitting sail declaration forms. This afternoon they’ll try to get a little rest and make the all important phone calls home! Below we offer a weather preview of the first 24 hours and information[…..]

The Atlantic Cup Leg 1 Weather Preview

  This year’s running of the Atlantic Cup looks to be an exciting one!  While the weather is a little unsettled, every sailor is asking the most critical question in sail boat racing… “what’s the wind going do?”   Saturday morning the winds look to be exceptional for the start. 15-20 knots from the southerly quadrant, sometimes[…..]

The Atlantic Cup Welcomes Over 540 Local School Children

MAY 24, 2018 – CHARLESTON, SC  – 540 children participated in Atlantic Cup Kids day today at Charleston City Marina. Atlantic Cup Kids is presented by 11th Hour Racing and is a program of the Atlantic Cup that teaches children about offshore racing and the environment.  Students ranging in age from 9-12 representing area schools including […..]

North Sails Ask The Expert Leg 1 Preview:

Ken Read, North Sails President and Atlantic Cup Expert Previews the First Leg! So, now we are getting down to crunch time. As the fleet is very quickly approaching their noontime start on Saturday, you have to believe that the pace of the project and jobs for these short-handed crews is increasing by the minute[…..]

10 Days Until The 2018 Atlantic Cup!

    We’re exactly 10 days from the 2018 Atlantic Cup Race Start! With exactly 10 days to go until the start of the 2018 Atlantic Cup we’re pleased to present the Atlantic Cup fleet to you! With 11 teams representing 9 countries, this, the sixth edition of the race looks to be the most exciting yet.[…..]

1 Month Until The 2018 Atlantic Cup!

  We’re exactly one month from the 2018 Atlantic Cup Race Start! AND we’re delighted to announce the Holiday Inn as our Official Hotel Partner in Charleston and the 11th team vying for the Atlantic Cup #37 First Light! The longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic, designed just for Class40s is back for its[…..]

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