Atlantic Cup coming back to Portland

Posted by: MBR on Fri Apr 27th, 2018 3:46 am
Atlantic Cup coming back to Portland[i:32i18y1o]The third and final leg of the event is a series of five in-shore races over two days in Casco Bay on June 9-10.[/i:32i18y1o]...“We received a very warm welcome,” he said Wednesday in a phone interview. “It felt a lot like home.”Ryking will be making his second appearance aboard the Talanta in the Atlantic Cup, a biennial sailing race that starts in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 26, makes a stop in New York City and ends in Portland on the weekend of June 9-10. The boats will arrive at Maine Wharf on June 4. The race covers over 1,000 nautical miles, making it the longest offshore race in the western Atlantic Ocean.“It’s really a special race,” said Ryking, whose crew was voted the Atlantic Cup kids favorite team in 2016. “Now that we know the boat better, we can aim for better results.” ... -portland/