#95 Talanta Returns and Shipyard Brewery Comes Aboard!




Swedish team #95 Talanta returns and the Atlantic Cup welcomes Shipyard Brewery as its Official Beer Partner!

With just over 40 days until the start gun is sounded in Charleston, South Carolina, we’re pleased to announce a returning team and new race sponsor!

Portland Maine based and family owned Shipyard Brewing is the Official Beer Partner for the 2018 Atlantic Cup and we couldn’t be happier to be showcasing the many different beers they offer. Rooted in tradition and brimming with innovation, Shipyard’s award-winning beer is handcrafted by a team of brewers who learned their art from world-renowned master brewer, Alan Pugsley.

Swedish entry #95 Talanta brings the Atlantic Cup’s international fleet to nine teams with a further three set to be announced in the coming weeks!

Shipyard Brewery joins as the Official Beer Partner of the Atlantic Cup!
From its own company namesake, to the fact that it brews within the walls of a former foundry that produced metalwork for the many ships sailing in and out of Portland Harbor –  Shipyard Brewing Company has always been connected to the waterfront of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean at its doorstep. Operating in Portland’s East End since 1994, they stay true to their traditional roots and brew with open fermentation to produce award-winning beers like its flagship Export Ale.  In that time, they’ve released over 60 different brews styles of beer- they can be found across the country, and across the Atlantic in the United Kingdom.
Shipyard Brewing Co. is excited to support the Atlantic Cup in 2018, not only during their final stop in Portland, but at all the port visits along the way! “We can see Casco Bay from the windows of our brewery,” said Shipyard President Bruce Forsley. “Being able to watch the Inshore Races play out while we brew is going to be one of the highlights of our year!” Follow along with Shipyard on social media at @shipyardbrewing, and check out their website at https://shipyard.com/

Welcome Back #95 Talanta

#95 Talanta is a Swedish flagged Pogo40s2 skippered by Mikael Ryking. Having competed in 2016 Mikael returns with a new co-skipper, fellow Swedish sailor Karl Jungsted.

Talanta made a big impression during the 2016 edition winning the trophy for the Atlantic Cup Kid’s Favorite Team. Although Talanta is a second generation Class40 Mikael and Karl have completed thousands of miles racing together and know the boat exceptionally well. Could Talanta be the dark horse of 2018? If Talanta is your favorite team you can vote for them HERE.

The Atlantic Cup Preview Night Presented by Sea Bags!

Wednesday April 25th – 6pm
One Longfellow Square 181 State Street, Portland, ME


The Atlantic Cup Preview Evening Presented by Sea Bags Maine is your chance to hear about the experiences of many of America’s greatest offshore sailors and the stories they have from their time on the water. 

Get the inside track on the race and what you can expect to see when the Atlantic Cup comes to Portland in June!

Guest speakers include:

Ken Read: America’s Cup veteran, two time Volvo Ocean Race Skipper and North Sails President 

Joe Harris: 2014 Atlantic Cup Champion and solo circumnavigator of the globe

Rob Windsor: One of only two people to have raced every edition of the Atlantic Cup 

Hugh Piggin: Atlantic Cup Co-Founder and Race Director.

Tickets are free, but you must RSVP to guarantee your spot as this evening will sell out. Click here to RSVP


Counting Down the Top Moments in #AtCup History!

As we recap some of the best moments in #AtCup history we couldn’t leave this one from 2016 out! 

The 2016 finish of Leg two from Brooklyn, New York to Portland, Maine was the closest finish in Atlantic Cup history. Spanish duo and eventual 2016 Atlantic Cup Champions Tales II won the leg, but the action didn’t stop then! 

French entry and returning Atlantic Cup competitor Eärendil crossed the line three hours later, but hot on their tail was Talanta, Toothface and Oakcliff. In the final mile Toothface took third place from Talanta and crossed the line with an elapsed time of 54h:29m:47s. Talanta crossed 5 seconds later with Oakcliff a further 19 second behind! After 360 nautical miles of racing, we thought that was amazing! 

Look back at the race here

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