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