Atlantic Cup

The Atlantic Cup started in 2011 as a way to showcase double-handed sailing the USA. From its small origins, the Atlantic Cup grew to a multi-stage race that spans the east coast of the U.S.

The Atlantic Cup challenges the sailors in multiple ways. The two offshore legs will be sailed double handed (two people). The first leg of the race is a long offshore leg covering 704 nautical miles(3+ days). The second leg will be a shorter 350 nautical mile (2+ days) offshore sprint. Both the offshore legs will demand high physical input and provide little rest.  The third leg will force the sailors to switch to shorter distance coastal races.

  • May 25 Charleston –– Leg 1 Start

  • June 1 Newport –– Leg 2 Start

  • June 6 Portland –– Coastal leg 1 & Skipper Party

  • June 7 Portland –– Coastal leg 2 & Prize Giving

    • Set amongst beautiful coastline and picturesque lighthouses, Portland Maine is a stunning sailing destination and perfect backdrop for the third and final leg of the Atlantic Cup. New for 2024, this portion of the race will be made up of two days of coastal racing to further challenge the teams and their all-around skills.

More information can be found on the event website!

Event Details


May 25 - June 7, 2024