The Atlantic Cup Welcomes Over 540 Local School Children

MAY 24, 2018 – CHARLESTON, SC  – 540 children participated in Atlantic Cup Kids day today at Charleston City Marina. Atlantic Cup Kids is presented by 11th Hour Racing and is a program of the Atlantic Cup that teaches children about offshore racing and the environment. 

Students ranging in age from 9-12 representing area schools including  Goodwin Elementary, Moultrie Middle School, St. Andrew’s of Math and Science spent two-hours at the Atlantic Cup base. Students rotated through stations that included knot-tying, a plankton and whale experiential learning station run by Sailors for the Sea, an alternative energy station where students got to see and feel solar panels and a Watt and Sea hydrogenerator. The final station included a boat tour on one of the Atlantic Cup competing boats. 

Atlantic Cup 2013 Champion and Kids Director, Dave Rearick said “I was here in early May visiting with the schools and today was a culmination what they’ve been learning about in the classroom where they got to see the boats and experience the race. One unique aspect is that a lot of these kids are the younger siblings of kids who have come through the program two and four years ago. It’s really wonderful to expose kids to the ocean, environment and sailing and how we’re all connected worldwide.”

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