Atlantic Cup Kids 2020 plus two new teams are announced!



We’re excited to announce 11th Hour Racing will return as the Official Education Partner for the 2020 Atlantic Cup. With 11th Hour Racing’s support, we’ll be able to expand upon the already hugely successful Atlantic Cup Kids Program that has since reached more than 4,000 students!
The Atlantic Cup Kids Program provides an opportunity for students, teachers and mentors to learn about the history and science of sailing, as well as the oceans and environment. The curriculum includes hands-on activities and on-site interactions with the sailors competing in the race, and also an online component with downloadable worksheets. In addition, students and fans can vote for their Atlantic Cup Kids Favorite Team here.
The 2020 Atlantic Cup Kids Dates are:
June 2nd – Charleston, SC
June 9th – Jersey City, NJ
June 18th – Portland, ME 
President and Co-Founder of 11th Hour Racing, Rob MacMillan said, “We are excited to continue our support of The Atlantic Cup youth education program. Since its inception, the race has reached thousands of kids in classrooms, as well as on-site when the race is in their hometowns. Through fun, hands-on activities, the kids learn about the environment, sustainability, sailing, and safety at sea. Connecting with students this way empowers them to grow into ocean stewards of the future.”


If you’re interested in having your students or organization participate in the 2020 edition of the race, contact Katie Wisecup at


The Atlantic Cup Kids Learning Portal contains a variety of worksheets and lessons for Kids from the environment to geography to math. To download the worksheets register at:

Former Atlantic Cup Champion, solo around-the-world sailor and 11th Hour Racing ambassador, Dave Rearick, is known to the Atlantic Cup Kids as Captain Dave. Captain Dave visits the school districts in Charleston, S.C., Jersey City, N.J. and Portland, Maine in advance of the race to educate children in the classroom before their on-site experience while the boats are in port.


Announcing Two More Teams!

At 23 year’s old, Skipper Pierre-Louis is the youngest entrant in this years Atlantic Cup! Having started sailing as a child on their family boat, Pierre-Louis launched his campaign in 2017 with the intention of raising awareness for Crohn’s disease. In 2018 Pierre-Louis competed in the Solitaire du Figaro before moving to the Class40 and the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2019. 

  • Port of Registry: Cherbourg, France
  • Designer: Finot-Conq
  • Year Launched: 2014
  • Source of Energy Production: Solar
#65 YODA:

YODA, co-skippered by Danielle Vanhove and Sandrine Revil are the Atlantic Cup’s first all female team since 2016! Based in Cannes and Nice, respectively, this duo have raced several thousand miles together including the Defi Atlantique and the 40Malouine. #65 is a well known and proven boat having been previously campaigned by longtime Class40 sailor Louis Duc.

  • Boat Name: YODA
  • Port of Registry: France
  • Designer: Lombard
  • Year Launched: 2008
  • Source of Energy Production: Solar

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