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Tropical Depression Forming Off East Coast of Charleston


Nine teams representing six countries to contend with tropical depression in first 24-Hours

 Leg 1: Charleston to Brooklyn in 5th Edition of Atlantic Cup Presented by 11th Hour Racing Starts Tomorrow at 12:00 ET 

MAY 27, 2016 - CHARLESTON, SC  - Less than 16-hours to the start of the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing and a tropical depression developing off the east coast will present an interesting challenge for the teams in the first 24-hours. However, the heavily experienced and highly-skilled sailors will develop a strategy to navigate the conditions. Currently top winds are perceived to be 25-30 knots with a confused sea state, especially in the Gulf Stream, but the system should be short-lived and the second half of the race may present the opposite challenge. Race tracking, provided by GeoRacing, will update every ten minutes throughout the race and can be found at http://atlanticcup.org and through the GeoRacing app. The teams provided insight into strategy and the weather earlier today.  Libby Greenhalgh, Oakcliff Racing:

Meet the Atlantic Cup Teams: Video Intros HERE

Atlantic Cup Event Schedule

For more information, please visit the Atlantic Cup Events page at https://www.atlanticcup.org/in-race-eventsCHARLESTONMay 28th - 12pm - Race Start Charleston Maritime Center *Media Boat is available, please email Tamarah Strauss at tamarahs@bzapr.com if interested

BROOKLYNMay 31 - Approximate Arrival Pier 6/One 15 Marina, Brooklyn

May 31-June 3 Teams docked at Pier 6/One 15 Marina, Brooklyn

June 1 - 6pm Living on the Edge, The Ocean Economy NY Times Investigative Journalist Ian Urbina to Keynote Ocean Conservancy's Dr. Sandra Whitehouse to provide Opening Remarks Thomson Reuters, Times Square *Media Space is available, please email Tamarah Strauss at tamarahs@bzapr.com if interested

June 2 - 2pm Pro-Am Race *Media Space is available, please email Tamarah Strauss at tamarahs@bzapr.com if interestedJune 4 - 12pm Leg 2 Race Start Just off the seawall at the edge of Pier 5 *Media Boat is available, please email Tamarah Strauss at tamarahs@bzapr.com if interested PORTLAND

June 6 - Approximate Arrival Finish Line is off Fort Allen Park

June 6 - 11 Teams Docked at Maine Wharf

June 10 & 11 Race Village - Live Music, Commentary Kids Zone, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Garden Open 10:30a-5:00p Inshore Racing 12p-4p *Media Boat is available, please email Tamarah Strauss at tamarahs@bzapr.com if interestedJune 11 - 5:30pm Awards Presentation Maine Wharf

Sea Bags & The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour RAcing Sail Donation DriveIn conjunction with Sea Bags Maine, The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing is holding sail donation drives in each city. Sailors are encouraged to donate their old and used sails, which will be given new life by Sea Bags. Proceeds from the sails donated during the Atlantic Cup sail drive will be benefit Charleston Community Sailing, Warrior Sailing Program and Sail Maine. Dates and Times in which to drop off used or old sails: May 26-28 9a-5p City Marina, Charleston, SC June 1-3 9a-5p 360 Furman Street Brooklyn, NY June 10-11 10:30a-5p Atlantic Cup Race Village Fort Allen Park Portland, ME

The 5th edition of the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing will start May 28, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. Teams of two will race 648nm from Charleston to Brooklyn. After a brief stop-over in Brooklyn, teams will race a second leg of 350nm to Portland, Maine where the race will culminate the weekend of June 11th in Portland with the third and final leg, an inshore series.

The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing is committed to being the most environmentally responsible sailing race in the United States. Teams, participants and race management work together to create a fully carbon neutral event. As the race grows, we will continue to seek innovative ideas and products that align with our mission and produce a truly sustainable event.

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