The Atlantic Cup Partners With and Welcomes Team Angola Cables!




America’s Offshore Race Partners with Telecommunications Multinational Angola Cables and Welcomes Their Team to the 2018 Edition of the Atlantic Cup!

We are very excited to announce that the Atlantic Cup has partnered with Telecommunications Multinational Angola Cables! The finish line from Leg 1: Charleston – NYC will be the Angola Cables Finish Line and the start line for Leg 2: NYC – Portland will be the Angola Cables Start Line.

In addition, Angola Cables will be represented on the water through their continued sponsorship of the Angolan flagged Class40 #107Mussulo40 Team Angola Cables. 

Manuka Sports Event Management Co-Founder and Atlantic Cup Race Director, Hugh Piggin, stated, “We’re delighted to welcome Angola Cables as an Official Partner of the Atlantic Cup and provide the platform for them to further enhance their ever-expanding international relationships. We are also excited to have the Angola Cables Sailing Team compete within the race. It is fantastic to be able to host our 7th international team and support an international company in what’s become America’s offshore sailing race.”
Antonio Nunes, Angola Cables CEO, stated, “Our sponsorship of the Atlantic Cup and support for sailing runs parallel to our business commitment of building digital bridges between people, communities and countries. Navigating some of the toughest stretches of ocean, our sponsored two-man crew will face a demanding course that will see their bodies and skills tested to the extremes by weather and sailing conditions. Our involvement in the Atlantic Cup signifies a symbolic partnership and a common bond to the Atlantic Ocean as our growing undersea cable network forges closer connections between the continents of Africa, Americas (North & South) and Europe.”  

Welcome #107 Mussulo40 Team Angola Cables!
Competing in the Atlantic Cup for the very first time Brazilian Skipper Leonardo Chicourel and his Angolan co-skipper José Guilherme Caldas join the fleet having recently raced in the Transat Jacques Vabre! Backed by Angolan telecoms company Angola Cables this international team has sailed thousands of miles together on a fast boat. #107 is the sister ship both of #118 Oakcliff and #102 Privateer providing us with a race inside a race! To find out more information or to select #107 Mussulo40 Team Angola Cables as your favorite team click here

Find out more about Angola Cables!
Angola Cables is an Angolan telecommunications multinational, founded in 2009, operating in the wholesale market, whose main business is the commercialization of capacity in international voice and data circuits through fibre optic submarine cable systems! It is one of the largest shareholders of WACS (West Africa Cable System) providing operator-level services to operators in Angola and the sub-Saharan region, thus becoming one of the largest wholesale IP providers in the region.
Its main projects – SACS and Monet – will interconnect three continents: South America, North America and Africa, as well as the Fortaleza Data Center, a Level III facility that will interconnect its cable systems creating a highly connected network. For more information, visit the Angola Cables website


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