2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020

The Atlantic Cup

America’s Carbon Neutral Sailing Race

The Atlantic Cup committed to being the most environmentally responsible sailing race in the United States, and 11th Hour Racing supported the event, starting with the first edition in 2012.

Race partners, teams, and race management worked together to create a carbon-neutral event, and they sought out innovative ideas and products that align with its mission, including becoming the first sports event in the United States to become ISO 20121 compliant in 2016.

Atlantic Cup Kids presented by 11th Hour Racing

For the 2018 and 2020 editions, 11th Hour Racing was the Official Education Partner of the Atlantic Cup. The education program provided shore-based activities for fans of all ages and educated students about sustainability and ocean science. All resources are free and available online with downloadable worksheets and a video series for teachers and parents.


2 people – 3 stages – over 1,000 miles of ocean

The Atlantic Cup is a hard-fought, intense, double-handed, offshore sailing race held on the eastern seaboard of the United States. This multi-stage race designed for the Class 40 racing yacht tests sailors with a long-distance offshore leg from Charleston, South Carolina, to New York City. Upon completion of Leg 1, crews continue to race a short and often challenging sprint to Portland, Maine. Once in Portland, the short-handed teams of two increase to a crew of six to take on the challenge of racing offshore boats inshore, all within the beautiful confines of Casco Bay. This unique racecourse and format brought many of the world’s best short-handed sailors to America’s eastern seaboard as they vie for a chance to win the Atlantic Cup.


  • Over 2,000 students educated either in the classroom or on the dock
  • 15 schools visited by 11th Hour Racing Ambassador Dave Rearick
  • Education focused on the mechanics of sailing, marine life, sustainable practices, knot tying, and learning from sailors about life at sea.
  • Over 2,230,000 media impressions specific to the education program

Click here to view the full The Atlantic Cup Kids Program 2018 report.

Kids Day at The Atlantic Cup

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