The Atlantic Cup is coming to Portland in June!

Monday, March 14, 2016 by Becca and Dave

The Atlantic Cup, presented by 11th Hour Racing, is one of the premier Class40 sailing events in the world. In June, it will finish its second leg, in the waters around Portland, ME. Additionally a series of five inshore races will be held in Casco Bay on June 10th and 11th. The Atlantic Cup is the most environmentally sustainable sailing race held in North America, and it is committed to environmental awareness and education.

 

A strong ethos of The Atlantic Cup, presented by 11th Hour Racing, is to provide kids and students with an opportunity to learn about the ocean and its complex ecosystems and stewardship of its waters, from the perspectives of these amazing, world class, trans-oceanic sailing crews.  School groups, as well as families, are invited to visit the Kids Zone at the Atlantic Cup Race Village at Fort Allen Park (on the Eastern Promenade) on June 10th and 11th.  There they can learn about marine debris, sustainability of our oceans, and the mechanics of sailing (including knot tying and pulleys and winches). Additionally, they can learn about plastic in the ocean and how to enjoy an environmentally sustainable lifestyle.  

 

Throughout the visit to Portland, the public is welcome to join for the finish of the offshore leg, viewing of the inshore racing, and visiting the Class40 boats, Race Village, and competitors at the Waterfront.  For more information visit http://atlanticcup.org

 



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