Atlantic Brugman learned how to sail in Barcelona, Spain at the age of five. As a young sailor, Brugman became a Spanish National Champion multiple times across multiple classes. Eventually, she made the choice to team up with her sister, Nora Brugman. The pair found success competing in youth events all around the World.
After graduating from high school and receiving her Ocean Yacht Master license from the United Kingdom Sailing Academy, Brugman moved to the United States and attended Connecticut College. There, she helped her team come in second-place at the 2011 Women’s National Championship and became a two-time All-American. In her senior year, Brugman was also named Connecticut College female athlete of the year.
After graduating, Brugman took a brief break from sailing to pursue other professional aspirations. She returned to the sport in 2016 as an assistant coach at Stanford University. She spent most of her time coaching the women’s team, leading them to a fifth-place finish at the 2017 Women’s National Championship. During her time at Stanford, Atlantic continued to develop her sailing knowledge and realized that she wanted to start competing again herself. Since then, she has once again joined forces with her sister, Nora, and the sibling duo have dedicated themselves to a full-time Olympic campaign.
- Two-Time Collegiate All-American (2013, 2012)
- Connecticut College Female Athlete of the Year (2013)
- 8th, 470, Hempel World Cup Series Miami (Miami, USA), 2019
- 3rd, 470, USA 470 National Championship (Oyster Bay, USA), 2018
- 1st, 470, Oakcliff Sailing Triple Crown #3 (Oyster Bay, USA), 2017
- 8th, 470, SWC Series (Miami, USA), 2017
Expanded Sailing Resume:
- 17th, 470, Hempel World Cup Series Genoa (Genoa, ITA), 2019
- 9th, 470, North American Championships (Miami, USA), 2019
- 38th, 470, Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 (Aarhus, DEN), 2018
- 16th, 470, 2018 World Cup Series Final (Marseille, FRA), 2018
- 22nd, 470, 2018 World Cup Series (Hyeres, FRA), 2018
- 24th, 470, 2018 World Cup Series (Miami, USA), 2018
- 17th, 470, 470 North American Championship (Miami, USA), 2018