Atlantic Cup Kids Portal

Welcome to the Atlantic Cup Kids Educational Portal!

We’re excited to have you here and look forward to sharing the amazing things we sailors have experienced while racing the Atlantic Cup and exploring the oceans of the world–from weather to wildlife. And we’d like to also say thanks to 11th Hour Racing for their continued support of The Atlantic Cup Kids program. 

You can click on any of the worksheets below to download them or by clicking HERE you can download all of the worksheets at once. There are worksheets for 2nd and 3rd grade as well as 4th and 5th grade (a little bit further down the page).

Captain Dave sailed in the 2012 and 2013 Atlantic Cup Races on his boat Bodacious Dream.  Then, in October of 2013, he set sail to circumnavigate the world on Bodacious Dream and has terrific stories to tell your students of the fantastic world of the ocean.

Captain Dave is always available to answer your questions and perhaps visit your classroom to share his knowledge about the ocean, sailing, and the world. To ask Captain Dave a question send him a note at


When Captain Dave visits a school he teaches Kids about the history of sailing, what it was like for him to sail solo around the world and why it’s so important we protect our planet. This video includes that presentation and complements the worksheets below.

You won’t want to miss this great video on Whales and Dolphins! Special thanks to Audubon Society of Rhode Island, New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation for helping us learn more about these fantastic animals 🐳🐋🐬

Captain Dave Rearick talks to former Atlantic Cup competitor Rob Windsor! The duo discuss Class40s, answer all important questions and talk about sustainability and the state of our oceans.

The second interview as part of the Atlantic Cup Kids Program presented by 11th Hour Racing! In this video Captain Dave speaks with Atlantic Cup Champion and fellow circumnavigator Joe Harris! The duo talk about sailing around the world, the weather patterns and wildlife seen.


Download all of the worksheets, by clicking on each image or by clicking HERE.


Environment is the word we use to describe the WEATHER — air, rain, winds — or the LIVING CONDITIONS in an area. Click here to download.


Geography & History

We’re excited to be sailing in seas that flow along the most interesting GEOGRAPHY in the world. Just as the ocean tells us stories, so do the mountains, coves, and islands of the ATLANTIC “CUP” COAST. Click here to download. 



Almost without knowing, we use MATH in so many ways in our daily lives. We use it to FIGURE out if we have enough money to pay for things at the store or to DECIDE what time we have to leave home to get to soccer practice on time. Onboard the boats in the Atlantic Cup, sailors use math to keep TRACK of where we they are, where they’re headed, and when they’ll get there. Click here to download.


All sorts of animals, fish and wildlife live in the oceans. We hope to see some of these and will need your help to identify them. We’ll share with you the amazing animals, fish and wildlife we see on the trip. You can test your memory… what interesting facts can you remember from our stories? Click here to download.



Sea Life

Life began in the sea, and scientists think it first appeared about 3.8 billion years ago. The first inhabitants were neither plants nor animals. They were mostly likely bacteria that evolved to use the sun’s energy or the heat from deep-sea vents to make oxygen. Click HERE to download.


Records from early culture showed mathematics arose from practical needs. Across the ancient world, it was used for surveying, agriculture, building, astronomy, and navigation. In fact, the word geometry comes from the Greek words geo and metron, which mean “earth & measure”. Click HERE to download.


The scientific study of the ocean is called Oceanography, and the people who study Oceanography are called Oceanographers. It is a relatively recent scientific discipline. Click the here to download.


Fox Glacier

For years now, we’ve been hearing story after story about how human activity and global warming have affected glaciers around the world. Experiencing firsthand the amazing forces at Fox Glacier and the incredible speed with which that change is happening, brought those many stories to a very different level of reality for Captain Dave. Click HERE to download. 


Watery World

The Earth’s continents do not surround the sea. Rather, the seas surround the continents that are islands in an ocean world. On this blue planet 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by salt water. This is our WATERY WORLD! Click HERE to download. ;

Wind and Weather

Captain Dave spends a lot of time paying attention to the wind and weather patterns that control his journey. There are two types of weather patterns Dave is confronted with: global weather and local weather. Click HERE to download. 


As we begin our Expedition, there are a lot of words that may be new to you. No matter how you follow the Atlantic Cup, we want you to understand the terms you are seeing and hearing. Below are a list of common words the Atlantic Cup teams need to know when sailing. Click here to download.

Or download all the worksheets HERE


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