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The 2020 Atlantic Cup announced

by Atlantic Cup 14 Oct 10:38 PDT June 10-21, 2020
The 2020 Atlantic Cup announced © Atlantic Cup

Although the leaves are turning and the weather is getting colder, preparations at Manuka SEM are heating up as the 2020 Atlantic Cup, is shaping up to be the biggest one yet!

The USA's toughest offshore race is estimated to have between 20 and 25 teams on the start line in Charleston next June, which will make the race the largest gathering of Class40s in the U.S. in history!

In addition, we're delighted to announce that Fore Points Marina, a brand new start of the art marina in Portland, Maine will be the host venue for the 2020 Portland stopover!

In this edition of the newsletter, you can read all about:

  • The newest teams to confirm their participations
  • Fore Points Marina's partnership with The Atlantic Cup
  • The Notice of Race and 2020 Course
  • Take a look back at the 2018 highlights
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The entry list grows!

The Infinity Project - First Light takes the 2020 Atlantic Cup entry list to five!

Founded in 2018, The Infinity Project was created with the overall goal of promoting the development of youth offshore sailing in the US. With the support of Ralfi Steitz and the USMMA Sailing Foundation, Class40 No. 37, 'First Light', was provided to the team as the development platform.

Sam Fitzgerald, Skipper "The Infinity Project is excited to participate in the 2020 Atlantic Cup. With our mission to build Co-ed American offshore race teams, we are excited to bring new team members to the premier Class40 offshore event in the US."

Boat Name: Infinity Project - First Light

Skipper: Sam Fitzgerald
Co-Skipper: Allie Gray
Port of Registry: Kings Point, NY
Builder: Jaz Marine
Designer: Owen and Clarke
Year Launched: 2007
Source of Energy Production: Hydrogenerator

The Atlantic Cup 2020 Notice of Race

2020 Dates and Course

June 10th
Leg 1 Start
Charleston to New York

Leg 2 Start
New York to Portland

June 20-21
Leg 3 - Inshore Series
Portland, Maine

The Atlantic Cup is the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic with over 1,000nm of ocean racing, and also the U.S.' only short-handed offshore race dedicated to the Class40. The Atlantic Cup was created in 2011 to showcase short-handed, offshore racing with hard fought competition and exciting shore based events, while also being the most environmentally sustainable sailing race in the United States. The Atlantic Cup has been carbon neutral since 2012 and was the first sports event in the U.S. to be ISO 20121 compliant.

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