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Norwalk Sailor Prepares To Set Sail In Atlantic Cup Race

Norwalk resident Ed Cesare will compete in the 2016 Atlantic Cup.
Norwalk resident Ed Cesare will compete in the 2016 Atlantic Cup. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. – Ed Cesare, of Norwalk, will compete in the 2016 Atlantic Cup, presented by 11th Hour Racing. The race is starting in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday, May 28.

The Atlantic Cup is the longest offshore sailing race in the Western Atlantic and is the U.S.’ only short-handed offshore race dedicated to the Class 40. It is also the most environmentally sustainable sailing race in the U.S.

After kicking off in Charleston, it stops in Brooklyn, N.Y., from Tuesday, May 31, to Saturday, June 4, and finishes in Portland, Maine, on Saturday, June 11.

This will be Cesare’s third time competing in the Atlantic Cup. Formerly of Stamford, Cesare, 53, attended Connecticut College where he majored in American history.

The Atlantic Cup is, at 1,045 nautical miles, the longest offshore in the Western Atlantic. The Atlantic Cup was created and is owned by Manuka Sports Event Management. It started in 2011 as a concept event and grew to a multi-stage race. Since its inception, the Atlantic Cup has aimed to be the most environmentally responsible sailing race in the U.S. The race is sailed solely in Class40s, a monohull race boat designed for shorthanded racing.

Click here for more information about the 2016 Atlantic Cup.

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