sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Atlantic Cup partners with New York's Oakcliff Sailing
Atlantic Cup partners with New York's Oakcliff Sailing

Manuka Sports Event Management and Oakcliff Sailing announced today a partnership providing eight promising sailors from the prestigious Long Island-based training center an opportunity to participate in The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing; one of the United States’ premier yacht races.

Four Oakcliff students will serve as media crew members during the first two offshore legs of the competition, departing Charleston, S.C. on May 11 for New York Harbor before heading to Newport, R.I on May 19, with another four racing onboard select boats for the fully-crewed final stage inshore series of the Atlantic Cup in Newport on May 27. The event will feature the largest fleet of Class 40s ever to race in the United States. Thirteen yachts are already confirmed including competitors from the USA, France, England and Germany.

The media crew members (ages 18-30) will serve as videographers and social media content. Kwokman Productions, now in its second year with the Atlantic Cup, will oversee the video production on all the boats and provide guidance and instruction for the media crew members. To make The Atlantic Cup more accessible to fans around the world, each boat will have at least one camera on-board to produce video and social media content as the race unfolds, including race highlights, recaps and interviews on the race’s official YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAtlanticCup. Fans can also follow all the action at www.atlanticcup.org or via twitter by following @TheAtlanticCup.

Manuka Sports Event Management Founder and Atlantic Cup Race Director, Hugh Piggin, commented: 'Oakcliff Sailing is one of the premier race training centers in the country. These young sailors will have the opportunity to experience how the world’s top Class 40 sailors race, as well as give fans a closer look at the challenges these crews face. Oakcliff provides a very necessary gateway to sailing at an international level and we are extremely pleased to have their help and give some of their team a taste of some of the best short-handed sailing there is.'

Oakcliff Sailing Club Executive Director, Dawn Riley, commented: 'We train in match racing, inshore and offshore racing and yet we have an inordinate amount of interest in shorthanded sailing from our trainees in the Acorn and Sapling programs. This discipline is the most difficult in which to navigate a path toward becoming a professional. The Atlantic Cup is making a huge difference in creating those opportunities, and we are pleased to partner with them for what is sure to be an expertly run and hard-fought second event.'

Riley holds the distinction of being the first woman to manage an entire America’s Cup syndicate as well as being the first American, male or female, to sail in three America’s Cups and two Whitbread Round the World races. She is also the former president of the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Kwokman Productions Founder and CEO, Matthew Kwok commented: 'All of us at KP are excited to continue producing media around the Atlantic Cup events. Our team is looking forward to bringing the excitement that happens out on the water, to all of the race’s viewers worldwide.'

Competition Schedule:
• May 11 - Depart Charleston, South Carolina, for double-handed (two people on board) 645 nautical miles from Charleston to New York Harbor, New York around the challenging Cape Hatteras
• May 18 - Compete in a one day Pro-Am race in New York Harbor
• May 19 - Depart New York Harbor with double-handed 260 nautical miles from New York to Newport
• May 26 - Two days inshore fully crewed (six people on board) buoy racing held over the weekend of May 26 in Newport, RI
• May 27 – Event finish - party and award presentation at Newport Shipyard

Teams that have announced their entry into The Atlantic Cup include:
90 - 40 Degrees – GBR Hannah Jenner and Peter Harding
30 – Initiatives – GBR Emma Creighton and Jorge Madden
54 - Dragon – USA Michael Hennessy, Merf Owen (Leg 1) & Chris Museler (Leg 2)
73 - Toothface – USA Mike Dreese and Ken Luczynski
85 - Groupe Picoty – FRA Jacques Fournier and Jean Christophe 'JC' Caso
101 – Campagne De France – FRA Halvard Mabrie and Mirranda Merron
105 – Eole Generation – GDF Suez – FRA Sebastien Rogues
106 - Gryphon Solo 2 – USA Joe Harris, Tristan Mougline (Leg 1) & Jeff McFarland (Leg 2)
109 – Agir Recouvrement-Bureau Veritas – FRA Stephane Le Diraison
113 - Partouch – FRA Christophe Coatnoan and Ari Sebag
115 - Mare – GER Jorg Riechers and Marc Lepesquex
116 - Icarus Racing – USA Tim Fetsch and Ben Poucher
118 - Bodacious Dream – USA Dave Rearick and Matt Scharl

As previously announced, the Atlantic Cup will feature one of the largest prize purses for sailing in the U.S. ($30,000) and will be the first 'eco-friendly' competition of its kind, using biodiesel and hydro generators to limit the use of fuel during the competition and eliminating single-use plastic bottles in its hospitality villages.

Kwokman Productions is a sports and entertainment production company with an innovative, global vision. Headquartered just outside of Los Angeles, California, with a second office in Chicago, Illinois, Kwokman is involved in all stages of production to create and deliver content that drive results. Recent success stories include multiple accolades for its involvement with Monday Night Football, being awarded bids for various government campaigns and integrating its work with various marketing campaigns for clients worldwide.

Oakcliff Sailing is a completely unique non-profit training and coaching center, open to all sailors. Located in Oyster Bay, just outside of New York City, Oakcliff is dedicated to raising the level of sailors and sailing in the US. Using an extensive fleet of keel boats ranging from 6 Melges 24s to 10 Match 40s to 5 IRC boats including a Ker 50, Oakcliff runs programs in match, fleet and offshore racing. The signature training programs include acorns (14-18) in a tuition based 3 week session and saplings (18-30) who train full time for 22 weeks over the summer. This training takes place on the water, in the boat shed and in the front office. Oakcliff is a center unlike any other on the planet, training sailors, boat workers, owners and teams. At Oakcliff you can become a better sailor, choose a career in the maritime industry or gain valuable skills to run a small business.

Having sailed professionally and worked on some of the biggest sporting events in the world, the creators of The Atlantic Cup have watched professional sailing grow in popularity around the world, however interest has not been as strong in the United States. They realized that professional sailing in the United States has remained a secondary sport largely because there is a lack of races that are sponsor driven, have mass media attention, professional competitors and award prize money. The organizers of The Atlantic Cup, therefore, came together to fill the void and create a top-level premier sailing race in the United States. The goal is to produce hard fought, intense sailing competitions featuring the top U.S. and international short-handed sailors. The races will be surrounded by entertaining, engaging events that will engage the casual fan’s interest and grow a new generation of sailing fans and enthusiasts.


For more information on The Atlantic Cup, Oakcliff Sailing or Kwokman Productions please visit their Websites at www.AtlanticCup.org, www.OakcliffSailing.org or www.kwokmanproductions.com


by Jeff Pomeroy

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96112

8:12 AM Fri 13 Apr 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

















2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii


















































PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front   
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing   
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature   
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston   
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio   
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3   
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT