Joined at the ship! Pro and amateur sailors team up for boat race

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And they’re off: Competitors race in the Atlantic Cup Pro-Am off Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 2.
The right hat for the job: Skippers Edward Sturm and Michael Sorace prepare to set sail.
Give ’em hull: Boats face off.
Seas the day: The Dragon’s crew navigates the wild waters of the East River.
Dragon force: Russ Lucas and Trevor Koerwer on board the Dragon.

They seas-ed the day!

Competitors from big-deal boat race the Atlantic Cup teamed up with amateur sailors on June 2 for a pro-am race off Brooklyn Bridge Park, and some the greenhorn skippers say it was an amazing opportunity to take in the views from New York Harbor.

“It’s a special feeling when you are on a boat looking out on New York City,” said Edward Sturm, who competed with his buddy Michael Sorace. “We get a view that most people don’t get, and it’s really amazing.”

The pros were taking a pit stop at the park’s new marina in between legs of the race — after sailing from South Carolina and before heading off for Maine on June 4 — and organizers said it made for a great addition to the route.

“It’s a fabulous spot and the water is calm, making a great place to sail” said Atlantic Cup spokeswoman Julianna Barbieri.

They left again on June 4, headed for Maine.

The Atlantic Cup started in 2011 and is the longest offshore race on the east coast.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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SLen says:
June 9, 2016, 11:20 am
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon me, John Wasserman here. I, John Wasserman, would join but unfortunately I, John Wasserman, get sea-sick. John Wasserman
June 9, 2016, 1:55 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Sorry to say this, but that (located above) is obviously not a true Wasserman. For, everybody knows that your own John Wasserman was once a fisherman. Nine, maybe ten years or so.
John Wasserman/Tractor Salesman/Legend of the Deep/Patriot/Parent/Prospect Heights Resident
John Wasserman
June 10, 2016, 2:34 pm
Nathan from Carroll Gardens says:
Love to see local talent competing in such a prestigious race. Edward is a neighbor of mine, and the stories he always has for me when it comes to sailing are incredible.
June 12, 2016, 1:46 pm

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