The crews aboard the participating Class 40 yachts will be provided with McMurdo Fast Find 220 Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) to assure their safety on each of the three legs of the 2013 race.

McMurdo has signed on as the official Safety and Rescue Products

Partner for the 2013 Atlantic Cup, which kicks off in Charleston, South

Carolina on May 11. 

The crews aboard the participating Class 40 yachts will be provided

with McMurdo Fast Find 220 Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) to assure

their safety on each of the three legs of the 2013 race.

“In shorthanded offshore racing personal safety is of the utmost

importance and the gear you carry has to be 100% reliable, so we are

delighted to be partnering with McMurdo for the Atlantic Cup,” said Hugh Piggin, Atlantic Cup Founder and Race

Director. “McMurdo’s

PLB’s will provide the vital extra layer of safety and security our

competitors need.”

From Charleston on May 11, the Atlantic Cup competitors will race

double-handed to New York City. There will be approximately a 4-5 day

stop-over in New York before the race restarts and competitors sprint to

Newport, Rhode Island. Once in Newport, skippers will race an inshore

grand prix. The combined overall winner of all three stages will be

crowned Atlantic Cup Champion.

Additionally, the Atlantic Cup will again be one of the most

environmentally sustainable races in the United States. The 2012 edition

of the race was the very first carbon neutral race in the United States

and the 2013 race will also aim for carbon neutrality.

Click here to find out why Atlantic Cup organisers think the Fast Find 220 PLB is the best.