Friday, March 22, 2013

America's Cup Charters Teams Up with Atlantic Cup Racing

Our America’s Cup 12 Meter Class yachts and the Atlantic Cup Class 40 Racing yachts are joining forces for a fantastic week of sailing in Newport.

The Atlantic Cup culminates their offshore racing (from Charleston, SC to NYC, NYC to Newport) with a weekend of inshore racing in Newport, RI.  Almost 100 years after the 12 meter rule was invented, the class 40’s sailed into the offshore racing circuit.  Both classes were designed within a box rule allowing designers to optimize their yachts for various conditions.  The Class 40 was chosen for the Atlantic Cup because it is fast, versatile, and an affordable platform.  All the same reasons that 12 Meters were chosen to race the America’s Cup in 1958.
  We are proud to be working with the Atlantic Cup to offer our clients a close up look at the Class 40's, the international teams and the inshore grand prix racing.  The Atlantic Cup is a dedicated class 40 annual event that combines offshore distance racing with an offshore sprint and concludes in Newport for Grand Prix inshore racing May 25th & 26th.  We’ll have events going on throughout the week as the boats arrive in Newport with opportunities to meet the sailors on and off the water and experience 12 Meter and Class 40 racing at their best.  For more information about our events:  

About The 2013 Atlantic Cup
The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing is a dedicated professional Class 40 race held annually in the U.S. with a focus on running an environmentally responsible event. The 2013 edition of the Atlantic Cup starts Saturday, May 11th in Charleston, South Carolina and will showcase the top Class 40 sailors as they race a 648 nautical mile off-shore leg double-handed from Charleston around the infamous, Cape Hatteras then north to New York City. Once in New York there will be a brief stopover before competitors start the coastal leg of the race. The coastal leg will take competitors along the same course as the 2011 and 2012 race: 260 nautical miles, south out of New York to a turning mark off the New Jersey coast before heading north to Newport. Once in Newport, competitors will race a two-day, inshore series with a crew of six. The combined overall winner of both stages will be the Atlantic Cup Champion.

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 17 - Compete in a one day Pro-Am race in New York Harbor   
  • May 18 - Depart New York Harbor with double-handed 260 nautical miles from New York to Newport
  • May 25/26 - Two days inshore fully crewed (six people on board) buoy racing in Narragansett Bay. 
  • May 27 – Event finish - party and award presentation

For more information on the race, the yachts and the international racers go to  

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See you on the water!