Atlantic Cup 2016 – Ten teams representing six countries will start the 2016 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing at the Charleston Maritime Center, May 28.
With over 1,000nm of ocean racing, the Atlantic Cup is the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic and is also the United States’ only short-handed offshore race dedicated to the Class 40.
Since its inception, the Atlantic Cup has been the U.S.’ most environmentally responsible sailing race and is the first carbon neutral sailing race in the U.S. Six countries and 10 teams are represented in the talented field of competitors.
The 2016 Atlantic Cup will start in Charleston, S.C., May 28, stop in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 31-June 4 and culminate in Portland, Maine, June 6-11. The race is free and open to the public.
10 teams from six countries are participating, including:
• Libby Greenhalgh, two-time British Olympic Team Meteorologist and Volvo Ocean Race Veteran.
• Mike Hennessy, Atlantic Cup Veteran, making his fifth appearance
• Tristan Mouligne, College of Charleston Alumni, competing in the Cup for the third time.
• Louis Duc, decorated Class40 sailor, finishing third in the Transat Jacques Vabre and currently in third place in the solo Transat race.
For more information on the Atlantic Cup please visit atlanticcup.org.
by Julianna Barbieri