The 2016 Atlantic Cup was one of the most awaited events. It was Class 40s event with a 3-stage 1045 nm. This event has been lauded for its commitment to keep the environment pollution-free. This race was the first to get an ISO 20121 certificate in 2016. Moreover, it was awarded, Platinum Level Clean Regattas Certification. This certification was offered by the Sailors for the Sea.