Atlantic Cup Leg 1 Start

The third annual Atlantic Cup kicked off in Charleston, S.C., on May 11 as seven Class 40 teams set off for New York City. The second leg of the competition departs on May 18 at 2 p.m. The annual event culminates in Newport, R.I. with two days of Inshore racing (May 25-26). Photos: Dan Valoppi/Atlantic Cup Click here to read a preview of the Atlantic Cup by Ryan O'Grady.

The Class 40s racing in the Atlantic Cup started in Charleston, S.C., on May 11.Dan Valoppi/Atlantic Cup