LET’S GO TO A REGATTA
Sailing’s a pretty social activity. Sure, some of us like to think of it as a getaway – a way to decompress far from the crowds ashore and the daily grind they represent – but the reality is that for many of us, the best part of sailing is hanging out with other sailors.
Regattas are where the magic happens. Where you run into people you haven’t seen since college, but your friendship picks up right where you left off all those years ago. Where people who are incredibly passionate about our sport spend all day trying to kick the crap out of each other, and then have a beer together in the yacht club bar while making strange hand gestures. Where the meaning of sportsmanship is brought to life by competitors who play the game right.
These are the events upon which we have built the Atlantis brand. Great events like Nantucket Race Week, Marblehead-Halifax and one-design championships like the Etchells North Americans. Classic yacht regattas like the Opera House Cup and straight-up parties like the annual Figawi bash that marks the official start of summer in New England. They are the cornerstone of our marketing plan, mostly because they are the best way for sailors to see our gear in action, try it on and maybe even buy some of it, but also because they are where we want to be.
This season’s event calendar is jam-packed with great events, and while we can’t guarantee that conditions will be perfect (wouldn’t that be awesome!), we can guarantee that if you go, you will see some cool people and some cool new gear.
The AWG Summer Tour 2013
Atlantic Cup | Charleston SC, New York NY & Newport RI
The Figawi Race | Hyannis MA & Nantucket MA
The Figawi High School Regatta | Nantucket MA
The Hyannis YC Regatta | Hyannis MA
Nantucket Race Week | Nantucket, MA
Opera House Cup | Nantucket, MA
Indian Harbor YC Classic Yacht Regatta | Greenwich CT
Herreshoff Classic Regatta | Bristol, RI
Greenport Classic Regatta | Greenport, NY
Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta | Annapolis, MD
PHRF New Englands | Marblehead MANYYC Invitational Cup| Newport, RI
12M North Americans | Newport RI
New York Harbor School Regatta | New York NY
J/70 North Americans | Annapolis MD
J/24 East Coast Championship | Annapolis MD
IRC East Coast Championship | Annapolis MD