The Atlantic one-design is a classic keel boat designed for club racing and fast sailing. Standing at 30' the Atlantic was designed by Starling Burgess in 1929 for racing on Long Island Sound. Within two years, one hundred of the boats were built in Germany, shipped across the ocean, and began an eighty year tradition of close, competitive racing. In the late 1950s a mold was made for a fiber glass hull, and today's Atlantics are solid, modern boats with flotation tanks, aluminum spars, and dacron sails but they retain the classic good looks and solid performance of the original design. Currently there are active Atlantic fleets in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Madison, CT, Westport, CT, Niantic, CT, and Blue Hill, ME.