Sailors Flock To Portland for Atlantic Cup
If you see people walking around this weekend wearing smart blue jackets that say "Crew", be sure to give them a thumbs up and tell them to watch out for the boom (a little sailor humor for you skippers out there).
The Atlantic Cup is back! This weeks-long, 3-leg race the longest and toughest offshore race for class 40 boats in the Western Atlantic. So far, the boats have completed the first two legs from Charleston to New York City and then from New York City to Portland. The first two legs challenge sailors in their long haul open water skills, while this third leg of bay regattas will force racers to transition into short course racing with more crew members on deck.
The races take place just offshore in Casco Bay and will be fully in sight of Fort Allen Park. Below is the race weekend's schedule.
|June 9, 10a||Teams Depart for Racing||Maine Wharf|
|June 9, 11a-3p||Day 1 Inshore Racing||Viewing: Fort Allen Park|
|June 10, 10a||Teams Depart for Racing||Maine Wharf|
|June 10, 11a-3p||Day 2 Inshore Racing||Viewing: Fort Allen Park|
|June 10, 5p||Awards Presentation Dockside||Maine Wharf|
More details about the events this weekend, including the best places to watch the races are available on AtlanticCup.org. The map below illustrates where the races will take place.