June brought some exciting offshore racing to the eastern seaboard, the 6th of its kind, in this year’s edition of The Atlantic Cup and the Bainbridge team was proud to again be part of this fantastic sailing event dedicated to Class 40 sailboats. This premier United States offshore race is an excellent showcase for several of the marine brands we represent including AIRX, Karver, Plastimo, and especially watt&sea during the 1000+ nautical mile regatta focused around sustainability and promoting environmental awareness.
As a premier sponsor, Bainbridge was on hand at each start/stop point offering support and product expertise to the competitors. Every boat was represented with products by our partner brands, the majority of boats having 3 Karver furlers, at least 1 watt&sea unit, and Platimo safety gear. The kids day events at each of the 3 locations were also a highlight for our staff as we provided education and answered questions for hundreds of students.
We want to congratulate all of the competitors, especially team #145 Eärendil, skippered by Catherine Pourre and Pietro Luciani on their victory. Along with taking the overall win Catherine became 1st female skipper to win an Atlantic Cup.