Atlantis
Atlantis WeatherGear, Official Apparel Provider for the 2014 edition of the Atlantic Cup, has announced that
the company will offer a $500 cash prize for the best 24 hour run. The winner will also be the inaugural winner
of the AWG Ricky Bobby Award for “just going fast”.
 
The 2014 Atlantic Cup will feature over 900 miles of ocean sailing with plenty of opportunities for competitors
to seize the coveted “best 24 hour run” mantle and the 2014 Ricky Bobby Award. Whether or not records will be
established depends on the wind, but regardless of the actual speed, someone will take home the prize.
 
“The Atlantic Cup is an awesome event that continues to grow in popularity as it builds interest in short-
handed offshore sailing in the US”, said Atlantis Marketing Director Bill Lynn. “We’re excited to partner with
Manuka again as Official Apparel Provider, and we’re looking forward to handing $500 in cash to the fastest
team at the finish line in Newport.”
 
The Atlantic Cup website will feature live race tracking as well as updates on the leading 24 hour runs. The
$500 cash prize will be handed to the winner when they hit the dock in Newport, and the AWG Ricky Bobby Award
will be presented at the Atlantic Cup prizegiving on May 25th at The Landing in Newport.
 
“The Atlantic Cup was conceived as a way to raise the profile of sustainable professional sailing”, said
Atlantic Cup Race Director Hugh Piggin. “The more we have companies that are willing to step up and offer cash
prizes to our competitors, the better our event will become, and we thank Atlantis for jumping on board.”
 

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