• Manuka Takes on Management of Pineapple Cup and Cuba Cup

    33rd Biennial Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race Returns with a February 3rd Start in Miami Cuba Cup Announced - 640 nautical mile race from  Montego Bay to Havana starting February 17th

    Montego Bay, Jamaica (May 16, 2016) – The Montego Bay Yacht Club, the Storm Trysail Club and the Hemingway Yacht Club announced today the 2017 Western Caribbean Series. The Western Caribbean Series will include the 33rd edition of the Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race and the Cuba Cup, a new race from Montego Bay to Havana following the conclusion of the Pineapple Cup.

    The Pineapple Cup is set to start in Miami, Florida, on February 3, 2017 and send competitors on a challenging 811 nautical mile course to Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Following a brief stop-over and Awards Ceremony in Montego Bay, boats may elect to sail in the newly formed Cuba Cup, a 640 nautical mile race from Montego Bay to Havana set to start on February 17th.

    The two events will include divisions for IRC, PHRF, double-handed and multi-hulls. Both races may be registered for and raced independently, however there will be an overall series trophy awarded in Havana to the boat with the best combined corrected time.

    The Pineapple Cup will award the Robert McNeil Mobay Course Challenge Trophy to the first monohull to break the Montego Bay Race Record of 2 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds set in 2005 by Titan 12.  In addition, the Silver Rose Bowl (1st monohull to finish), Silver Pineapple Cup (1st overall corrected time IRC), Silver Seahorse (1st overall correct time PHRF), Arawak (1st overall corrected time multihull) perpetual trophies will be awarded at the prize giving. The Jamaica Tourist Board Log Award will be awarded to the team with the most interesting log.

    Montego Bay Yacht Club Commodore Nigel Knowles, "As commodore of the Montego Bay Yacht Club I am very excited to be able to announce the 33rd running of the prestigious Pineapple Cup-Montego Bay race.  This event first started in 1961 and has been run either annually or biannually ever since.  Having taken part in 2 of these races myself, I have first hand experience of the pure excitement and strong competition this 811-mile race from Florida offers to crews and spectators alike. 

    With the addition of a brand new second race starting from Montego Bay and finishing in Havana, Cuba a short time after the racers complete the Pineapple Cup race, it will offer a new thrilling addition to our historic race and herald in the start of the new Western Caribbean Race Series which we plan to run and expand on each time we host our legendary race."  

    Storm Trysail Club Commodore Lee Reichart, "The Pineapple Cup has long been central to Storm Trysail Club's mission, "to encourage the sport of ocean racing".   We are excited to be again partnering with the Montego Bay Yacht club to reinvigorate this classic race.  We think there is great potential in the new Cuba Cup, applaud Montego Bay for expanding its offerings and look forward to the series becoming a staple in the offshore calendar for years to come.”

    For more information, please visit: http://pineapplecup.com


    About the Pineapple Cup Established in 1961, the Pineapple Cup is a classic 811-mile “beat, reach and run” ocean race that has been dubbed “the best ocean race in the world” by its devotees, including three-time winner and media mogul Ted Turner. The 33rd edition starts in Florida on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

    The race is hosted at the start in Miami by Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and at the finish in Montego Bay by the Montego Bay Yacht Club.

    The course record is 2 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds set in 2005 by Titan 12, a 75’ Reichel/Pugh designed maxi boat. For more information, please visit http://pineapplecup.com

    About the Cuba Cup The inaugural Cuba Cup begins on February 17, 2017. The 640 nautical mile race will take competitors from Montego Bay around the southern and western end of Cuba finishing at the Hemingway Yacht Club in Havana.

    The race is hosted at the start in Montego Bay by the Montego Bay Yacht Club and at the finish in Havana by the Hemingway Yacht Club.

    About the Western Caribbean Series The Western Caribbean Series is a new Series including the Pineapple Cup and Cuba Cup. The Storm Trysail Club in the USA and the Montego Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) in Jamaica organize the Series, under the auspices of the Jamaica Yachting Association (JYA). Newport, RI based Manuka Sports Event Management will manage the media and marketing along with the commercial rights.

  • 5th Annual PBR Fishing Tournament Entirely Catch & Release


    Tournament Begins in June and Categories Include Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke

    Newport, RI (April 12, 2016) - Pabst Blue Ribbon is proud to announce that the 5th Annual Pabst Blue Ribbon Fishing Tournament will be entirely catch and release. This summer’s tournament will be held over a ten-week timeframe, beginning June 12 and ending August 20, and will be open to anglers throughout the East Coast including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Long Island, NY.

    "Sustainability has always been one of the major goals of the PBR fishing tournament and for 2016 we really wanted to take it to the next level,” said Rob Reilly, Pabst Blue Ribbon’s East Coast field marketing director. “This year’s change in format will make the tournament one of the largest catch and release tournaments in the U.S. and we are beyond thrilled to kick off our fifth year in the waters of the Northeast.”

    The tournament is proud to support the New England Lions Club and the Annual VIP Fishing Tournament for Visually Impaired Persons (VIPs) for a third consecutive year.

    The Pabst Blue Ribbon Catch and Release Fishing Tournament divisions will include Striped Bass, Bluefish and Fluke.  Participating anglers will receive a limited edition PBR ruler to use for submissions, as well as a t-shirt, hat, koozie and keychain upon registration.  The longest caught and released fish of the week in each division will be awarded $300, and weekly leader prize packs in each division will be raffled off amongst anglers who submit a fish that week. The longest three fish caught, measured, photographed and released over the 10 week period will be used to determine overall aggregate length. The top three anglers in each division with the longest aggregate length of their catch and release submissions will be awarded prizes for first, second and third place at the end of the competition.  

    2016 Grand Prize Structure


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  • Manuka Announces 2nd Annual Race The State Rhode Island

    Announcing the 2nd Race The State Rhode Island on August 7, 2016

    BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency return as presenting sponsors for the 53-mile endurance race

    JANUARY 6, 2016 – NEWPORT, RI – Manuka Sports Event Management, a Newport, Rhode Island based business, is excited to announce the return of Race The State, a multi-sport endurance race that takes competitors across Rhode Island. The second edition of the race will be held on Sunday August 7, 2016. In addition, Manuka is pleased to announce BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency will return as the presenting sponsors. 

    Race the State is a multi- sport race designed to challenge competitors to race across a U.S. state taking into account the unique geography of the state.  The first edition was held on August 9, 2015 where the logistically challenging race spanned 10 communities and two bodies of water. Middletown resident, David FitzGerald won the men’s individual division in 2015 setting the course time at 5 hours 2 minutes and 22 seconds.

    The 2016 edition is again made up of five legs that include running, paddle boarding, kayaking and cycling. It will start in Tiverton and travel 53 miles through the state finishing on the Connecticut/Rhode Island border in Westerly. All competitors are required to have a support team assisting with logistics throughout the race.

    Divisions for Race the State include individual, 2, 3, 4 and new for 2016 a 5-person relay. Also new for 2016 is a new stand up paddle course, which is 1-mile across the Sakonnet River from Fogland Beach in Tiverton to Sandy Point in Portsmouth. The change in course for the paddle makes leg 3 of the race a challenging 12.3 miles from Portsmouth to Fort Adams in Newport.

    All entrants will receive a signature t-shirt, an entry to win a 9’6” Peter Pan designed Ace Tec Big Sport Stand Up Paddleboard (a $1,000+ value), a commemorative Race the State sticker, and a subscription to Canoeroots, Rapid or Adventure Kayak magazine. Plus, there will be a finish party for all entrants, friends and family in Westerly, Rhode Island.

    A portion of each entry will benefit Special Olympics Rhode Island.  To register visit Race-The-State.com.

    BankNewport/OceanPoint Insurance Agency Quote

    In a joint statement, BankNewport President & CEO, Sandra J. Pattie and OceanPoint Insurance Agency Inc. President & CEO, Douglas K. Mayhew expressed excitement: 

    “We’re extremely proud of our co-sponsorship to bring the second edition of Race the State Rhode Island back for our customers and communities to enjoy!  Last year, we marveled at the dedication and perseverance of the athletes who took on the challenge of this unique, multi-sport event, and we’re excited by the momentum that’s already building to see who will compete this year.”

    Presidents Pattie and Mayhew continued, “And it’s a fantastic event to watch!  There are so many beautiful locations along the 53 mile course, from Tiverton down to Westerly, for spectators to come out and cheer on the athletes! We look forward to celebrating another successful Race the State event with our fellow Rhode Islanders!”

    Manuka Sports Event Management Co-Founder and On Water Race Director, Hugh Piggin,

    We’re excited to bring Race the State back to Rhode Island for a second year in a row. We know the first edition was definitely a challenge for the competitors, however we hope we’ve inspired them to attempt the course again and we look forward to seeing many new faces throughout the state on August 7th. We also are extremely grateful to BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency whose support has been integral in putting on this terrific event in Rhode Island and we look forward to partnering with them again in 2016.

  • Manuka Takes on Management of 55 South

    55 South - 11th Hour Racing Announced as new team for American Sailors Charlie Enright and Mark Towill

    Enright and Towill form 55 South as next chapter in their goal to return to the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race with 11th Hour Racing signing on as title sponsor for 2016

     55 South -11th Hour Racing will emphasize environmental sustainability throughout racing and speaking engagements

      JANUARY 6, 2016 - Newport, RI – Charlie Enright and Mark Towill announced today the formation of their new racing team, 55 South. Enright and Towill will train and race under 55 South as they work toward their ultimate goal of returning to the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017-18. In addition, Enright and Towill announced their title sponsor for 2016, sustainability organization, 11th Hour Racing based in Newport, Rhode Island. The newly formed team will compete in 2016 as 55 South - 11th Hour Racing and aim to set the example for a more responsible relationship with energy and water resources in the sport of sailing.   Bristol, Rhode Island native, Enright and Kaneohe, Hawaii, native Towill were founders of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race entry, Team Alvimedica. In 2015, the team was the first to round Cape Horn and as the southern most point in any around the world race, it is considered to be a pinnacle of achievement. Recognizing the amount of work it took to get the team to Cape Horn, Enright and Towill committed to returning in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race and thus formed 55 South.

     During their last campaign, both Enright and Towill became acutely aware of the significant amount of marine debris they saw around the globe. Together with 2016 title sponsor 11th Hour Racing, 55 South will use their racing as a platform to promote environmental sustainability amongst sailors, clubs and events, and across the marine industry.

     Co-Founder/Skipper, Charlie Enright,After the last edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, both Mark I were proud of many of our accomplishments, but recognized there are improvements to be made and unfinished business to be settled. It’s going to be a tough road back to the start-line filled with training, racing and fundraising. We named the team 55 South to provide us with a daily reminder of Cape Horn, how epic it is and what it takes to get there. Getting there requires the support of our partners and sponsors and I am excited to have 11th Hour Racing as our title sponsor for 2016. As first hand witnesses of our planet’s marine debris epidemic we feel like we can bring value to an already amazing organization by spreading awareness and helping to source solutions. It was great to start a working relationship with 11th Hour during the Ocean Summit at the [Volvo Ocean Race] Newport Stopover and Mark and I are excited to continue the relationship into the future. ”

     Co-Founder/Principle, Mark Towill, “Both Charlie and I are excited to be back on the water racing with our own team again. I’m also extremely happy to be working with 11th Hour Racing to help raise the awareness for ocean health. We are looking forward to promoting sustainability solutions at the events we race in and to the wider sailing community. And of course, I’m always looking towards our ultimate goal of returning to 55 South.”

    11th Hour Racing Co-Founder Rob MacMillan stated, “The goal of 11th Hour Racing’s sponsorship of 55 South is to show that a top level racing team can be successful while incorporating ocean stewardship and environmental responsibility. When we met Mark and Charlie, we saw a young, eager duo that expressed genuine concern for ocean health. We recognize that the Volvo Ocean Race is the premier crewed race around the world and we’re happy to be supporting 55 South as they work towards returning to the start line.”

      The 2016 race campaign for 55 South-11th Hour Racing is currently scheduled to include the M32 Bermuda Series along with speaking engagements promoting ocean health and environmental sustainability. The first race will be January 8-10. For a current schedule and update on 55 South-11th Hour Racing’s schedule and events, please visit: 55South.us


     About 55 South

    Cape Horn, at Latitude 55 degrees South, is one of the most remote and iconic places on the planet. On March 30, 2015, 55 South, competing as Team Alvimedica in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, was the first team to round Cape Horn. Recognizing the amount of work that went into the achievement, Charlie Enright and Mark Towill vowed to return in 2018 and created 55 South to remind them of their ultimate goal. The team will race over the course of the next two years in a series of events training and preparing for the next Volvo Ocean Race. In 2016, the team’s title sponsor is 11th Hour Racing. 55 South is seeking a title sponsor for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. For more information: www.55South.us

    About 11th Hour Racing  11th Hour Racing, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, establishes strategic partnerships with the sailing community to promote collaborative systemic change for the health of the marine environment. 11th Hour Racing believes that fostering environmentally sustainable practices on and off the water is critical to the preservation of the oceans and its vital resources. 11th Hour Racing works to advance solutions and sustainable practices, while integrating ocean stewardship into the values of every sailing team, class, and series, and beyond. For more information: www.11thhourracing.org


  • 11th Hour Racing Returns as Atlantic Cup Presenting Sponsor

    Manuka Sports Event Management announced the return of 11th Hour Racing as the Presenting Sponsor of the Atlantic Cup. The partnership between 11th Hour Racing and the Atlantic Cup dates back to the original proof of concept race in 2011 and the early days of 11th Hour Racing. Through mutual goals of protecting the environment and showcasing top sail boat racing, a collaborative partnership was born.

    Since that very first, very small race in 2011, the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing has achieved many sustainability and sailing firsts:

    • First sailing race to ban the bottle (plastic water bottles)
    • First Carbon Neutral Sailing Race
    • First offshore race to require all teams use alternative energy
    • First sailing race in the U.S. to introduce composting at all events
    • First sailing race to create events that speak to climate change
    • First sailing race to implement sustainability into a Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions
    • First sailing race to introduce a Kids Program that teaches children about sailing and good environmental stewardship

    Going forward into the next edition of the Atlantic Cup, Manuka is focusing their sustainability marketing on incorporating their fans into doing their part to protect the planet. Not one person or one government or one sailing race can make our warming planet, acidifying oceans, and rising seas reverse course, it will take all of us to do our part and make small changes every day that will over time make a difference.

    In the coming months the Atlantic Cup will be sharing tips and tricks on ways to make small changes in your every day life (check out the water bottle infographic below!).

    AND they'll be encouraging feedback from YOU, what works, what doesn't, what tips and info you have. We'll be using the hashtags #DoYourPart and #WhatsYourDifference to share small changes you can make.

  • 52 Super Series

    Manuka’s co-founder, Julianna Barbieri has been working 11th Hour Racing over the past five months assisting the 52 Super Series in implementing sustainability measures throughout their operations. Yesterday in Cascais, Portugal, she met with members from each of the teams to discuss how they too can help make small changes that will have a big impact over time. 

  • Manuka SEM Launches New Property Race the State

    Race the State was created over a few beers and a brainstorming session when Hugh and Julianna were visiting New Zealand. After a few years of participating in all kinds of multi-sport races, Hugh and Julianna wanted to create something completely different, in what may be the toughest multi-sport event yet. Living and working in Newport, they saw that Rhode Island offers a multitude of different sports to choose from to create a unique course and so Race the State was born.

    Race the State is the beginning of a new era of multi-sport events that challenges competitors to race across a U.S. state. The event is made up of multiple legs designed to challenge competitors by utilizing the geography of the state the course is held. No two courses will ever be the same and in the coming years, Manuka will be looking to expand across the U.S.

    The first edition of Race the State was August 9, 2015 and was held in Rhode Island. In addition to creating the concept and running race operations, Manuka created all branding, marketing, web development, sponsorship and social media. The Race the State course certainly delivered in year 1 with weather conditions at the upper limits, the competitors had their work cut out for them on the 55-mile course that included 13.5 miles of running, stand up paddling, kayaking and cycling. The top finisher completed the course in 5 hours 2 minutes in 22 seconds. To see the full results click HERE!

  • New Outright Record set in Manuka SEM property, Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record

    Mod 70 Trimaran Phaedo3 takes 1 minutes and 58 seconds off

    Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record

     New outright record of 56 minutes and 33 seconds for the 17.8nm course takes down GC32 Argo’s record set in October 2014

    June 27, 2015 – Newport, RI – A new outright record and time to beat was set Saturday, June 27 for the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record. Lloyd Thornburg of Santa Fe, New Mexico helmed Mod70, Phaedo3, around Jamestown with an elapsed time of 56 minutes and 33 seconds, besting the previous record of 00:58:31 by 1 minutes and 55 seconds. The record setting crew included Brian Thompson, Miles Seddon, Sam Goodchild, Warren Fitzgerald, Sam Bason, and Pete Cumming. They chose to sail the course around the island to starboard, sailing south from the start off Fort Adams at 17:29:48 ET, on an easterly breeze ranging from 10 to 15 knots on the start of an ebbing tide. Photos of Phaedo3 during today’s attempt can be found HERE.

    Phaedo3, a Mod70 is a 70-foot trimaran, that is in Newport readying for the start of the NYYC Trans-Atlantic Race. The team chose to use the Around Jamestown Record as a training session for the Trans-Atlantic. This was the crew and boat’s first time sailing around Jamestown.

    Owner/Skipper Lloyd Thornburg said, “We had been planning to attempt the record as practice before the Trans-Atlantic race start and we had been told it’s very hard to beat the record in the summer as the prevailing winds don’t give you the opportunity. So knowing that, it left us very much in doubt on whether or not we could break the record. But, with an easterly forecast, this really was really the only day to attempt. We decided to delay our start by an hour and a half so we could go down to Beavertail and practice gybing and check the wind on the backside.

    We had a smashing start, flying the center hull going approximately 30 knots, but the wind was fluky and light on the backside and we never saw more than 15 knots of breeze. Once we got to the northern tip, the navigator said to us if we’re going to break the record we need to average 20 knots from here on in and we were going 14 at the time. I have to give credit to the guys because they really put their heads down and made it happen, but it wasn’t until we finished that we knew we broke the record.”

    Sailors have until October 31st to attempt to break the new outright record and also secure one of the other divisional records. If by October 31st, no other team in any division bests Phaedo3’s outright record time, Phaedo3 will secure the outright record. When asked what he would do with all of the Mount Gay Rum if the record stands through the end of the year, Thornburg replied,if the record holds, I think we’ll take the rum, share it and have a party.”

    The Around Jamestown Record, presented by Mount Gay Rum in association with Café Zelda and IYAC is a perpetual all out record for sailing around Conanicut Island (also known as Jamestown) in lower Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.

    Similar to other outright speed records, contenders will decide when to make a record attempt and also the direction in which they will sail around Jamestown. This means contenders can choose the most advantageous weather conditions and tidal flow in which to attempt the record.

    Five categories of sailing boats will be recognized to vie for divisional honors with the overall perpetual trophy going to the boat with the outright fastest time. The entry fee is $150.00 per attempt for any vessel 32’ and over, vessels under 32’ the fee is $70.00. A portion of each entry fee will support Sail Newport.

    The annual divisions recognized are:

    • Monohull 32’ and Above – 2014: 72’ mini-maxi, Bella Mente 01:19:35

    • Monohull below 32’ – 2013: Shaw 6.50, Manic, 2:00:29

    • Multihull 32’ and Above - 2014: GC 32, Argo, 00:58:31

    • Multihull below 32’ – 2014: F31, Bazinga!, 01:33:53

    • Kiteboards and All Foiling Craft  – 2014: Foiling Kiteboard, Cash & Burn 01:03:38

    The 2015 record is open from Memorial Day, May 25th until Halloween, October 31st during the hours of daylight. The yacht that wins the 2015 or outright record will be awarded Mount Gay Rum equal to the Skipper’s weight at the season ending awards party held at IYAC in Newport, RI on Saturday, November 7th at 7pm.

  • Manuka SEM Property, Atlantic Cup, Becomes a Biennial Event

    Atlantic Cup Moves to Two Year Cycle,
    Next Edition will be held in May/June of 2016

     11th Hour Racing returns as presenting sponsor


    October 6, 2014 – Newport, Rhode Island – Manuka Sports Event Management announced today their plans to move the premier offshore race in the United States, The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing, to a biennial event. The 5th edition of the race will start May 21, 2016. As in the previous editions of the race, The Atlantic Cup will visit three iconic ports along the east coast of the United States. Host cities will be announced in the coming months.  

    The Atlantic Cup is the U.S.’ only short-handed offshore race dedicated to the Class 40. The race was created and designed to grow the audience for short-handed, offshore racing with hard fought competition and exciting shore based events while also being the most environmentally sustainable sailing race.

     Manuka Sports Event Management Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Hugh Piggin, stated,

    "The Atlantic Cup is the east coast’s [United States] longest offshore race with a large public and commercial component to it. After the fourth edition this past May, we at Manuka SEM, looked at various ways we could take the Atlantic Cup from where it is today to a significantly larger event. Manuka SEM decided to focus on a two-year cycle to continue to produce a first class event and time the race to coincide with the international sailing calendar. This will maximize the race experience for competitors, fans and sponsors.

    11th Hour Racing, presenting sponsor of the Atlantic Cup, has been a supporter since the race’s inception and fully supports the decision to move to a two-year cycle. With 11th Hour’s help, the Atlantic Cup has become the leading example of an environmentally responsible sailing race. In 2016, The Atlantic Cup will continue to set the standard, implementing new and innovative solutions to enhance sailing performance, the race experience and protect the health of our waters.

    Given the growth and strength of the Class 40 fleet on the east coast and the need for an event to bring boats north after the winter, today we are also announcing, the Ocean Race North (ORN) from Charleston to Newport. ORN will run in the odd years and the race will include the Class 40s and an ORR division. ORN is slated to start May 2, 2015.

    As we look towards the future we are excited to grow the Atlantic Cup, while still providing a high quality, demanding race for the sailors and exciting event for the fans."



    About The Atlantic Cup
    The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing is the longest offshore race on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The Atlantic Cup started in 2011 as a concept event and grew to a multi-stage race with a focus on being the most environmentally responsible sailing race in the United States. The race is dedicated to the Class 40, a monohull race boat designed for shorthanded racing.

    The Atlantic Cup has run annually in May from 2011 through 2014. The course in 2011 was a sprint from New York to Newport with an inshore series in Newport and was won by Cutlass Racing. From 2012-2014, the race was a three-stage event that started in Charleston, South Carolina. Competitors raced a 648 nautical mile offshore leg double-handed from Charleston around Cape Hatteras to New York City. From New York City, teams raced 231 nautical miles, south out of New York to a turning mark off the New Jersey coast before heading north to Newport. The third leg comprised of a two-day, inshore series with a crew of six in Narragansett Bay.

    The winner of the 2012 edition was the German flagged boat, Mare, in 2013 Bodacious Dream from Jamestown, RI won the overall race and in 2014, Gryphon Solo 2 from Newport, RI took home first place. For more on the Atlantic Cup and its sustainability initatives, visit AtlanticCup.org 

    About 11th Hour Racing
    11th Hour Racing, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, establishes strategic partnerships within the sailing and marine communities to promote collaborative systemic change for the health of our marine environment. The ultimate goal is to showcase solutions that facilitate a more responsible use of energy and resources among the private sector, governments and individuals. For more information, please visit: 11thhourracing.org

    About Ocean Race North (ORN)
    Ocean Race North is a new offshore race from the creators of the Atlantic Cup. The race is open to Class 40s and will include an ORR division. The race was created to fill the void in the schedule for a race traveling north at the beginning of the summer season. The first edition of ORN will be raced from Charleston to Newport. ORN will run in the odd years and is slated to start May 2, 2015. For more information please visit OceanRaceNorth.com

    About Manuka Sports Event Management
    Manuka Sports Event Management is a sports event asset and management company specializing in the marine and green industry. Manuka's signature event is the offshore sailing race, The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing, which was the first and is the only carbon neutral sailing event in the United States. In addition, Manuka SEM is the creator of the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record, Water Week NYC and now Ocean Race North. For more information please visit ManukaSEM.com