France’s #145 Eärendil places second, USA’s #118 Oakcliff places third after besting #128 Toothface II in a tie-break
PORTLAND, MAINE (June 11, 2016) – Spanish team #123 Tales II, skippered by Gonzalo Botín and Pablo Santurde, captured the 2016 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing as they dominated the offshore legs and fared well in the inshore series. #145 Eärendil, skippered by French duo Catherine Pourre and Antoine Carpentier, finished in second place and #118 Oakcliff, skippered by USA’s Liz Shaw and Libby Greenhalgh (leg one) and Hobie Ponting and Andrew O’Donnell (leg two) placed third.
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Leg two of the The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing departed at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in a 5-7 knot southeasterly for the 360 nautical mile race to Portland, Maine, Saturday, June 4 at 12:05 p.m. ET. Oyster Bay, N.Y.’s Oakcliff, was the first across the line, followed by Portland based Amhas, France’s Eärendil and Sweden’s Talanta. After short-tacking out of New York Harbor, it was Spain’s Tales who exited first, followed closely by Amhas and Boston’s Toothface.Read more
9 teams set to start 3-leg, 1048 nautical mile double-handed race May 28th from Charleston, SC
MAY 24, 2016 - CHARLESTON, SC - Nine teams representing the U.S., Canada, Sweden, England, France and Spain will start the 2016 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing at the Charleston Maritime Center Saturday, May 28. Tenth entry Carac skippered by Louis Duc will be unable to make the start in Charleston. Following his second place finish in a brutal Transat race, the boat has suffered technical damage, but it is their hope to race in Leg 2 and 3.Read more
Manuka Sports Event Management in Newport, RI has announced plans to move the The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing to a biennial event. The 5th edition of the race will start May 21, 2016. As in previous editions, The Atlantic Cup will visit three ports along the East Coast. Host cities will be announced in the coming months. The only short-handed offshore race in the U.S. dedicated to the Class40, The Atlantic Cup was created to grow the audience for short-handed, offshore racing with hard-fought competition
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and exciting shore-based events while also being the most environmentally sustainable sailing race.Read more
11th Hour Racing returns as presenting sponsor
October 6, 2014 – Newport, Rhode Island – Manuka Sports Event Management announced today their plans to move the premier offshore race in the United States, The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing, to a biennial event. The 5th edition of the race will start May 21, 2016. As in the previous editions of the race, The Atlantic Cup will visit three iconic ports along the east coast of the United States. Host cities will be announced in the coming months.