Saturday, May 28, 2016

2016 Atlantic Cup sets sail from Charleston

2016 Atlantic Cup Race Start in Charleston
Heading Out - Fort Sumter in background
The race start at noon on Saturday May 28 took place under quickly deteriorating weather conditions. Tropical Storm Bonnie formed in the Atlantic Ocean and came directly towards the start line at the Charleston Maritime Center. Rain and gusty winds accompanied horns announcing the race start and nine teams sailed past Fort Sumter and into the ocean. Their goal is to stay safe as they enter rough seas, but then to turn North and use the winds from T.S. Bonnie to race into New York Harbor. To follow the sailboats progress visit the Internet at The Atlantic Cup.

To view past blog entires from the Atlantic Cup click 2014 Race Start - 2012 Race Start - 2013 Final Results - 2012 Final Results

To view past blog entries about Charleston Race Week click 2016- 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 
Sea Bags Race Start Line

To view past blog entries about the Charleston To Bermuda race click here.

To view past blog entries about the Velux 5 Oceans Race click here.

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