Atlantic Brugman learned how to sail in Barcelona, Spain at a very young age. As a young sailor, Atlantic became a Spanish National Champion multiple times across multiple classes. Eventually, she made the choice to team up with her sister, Nora Brugman. Sailingthe 420, 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 win second place at the 2011 Women’s National Championship and became a two-time All-American. In her senior year, Brugman was named Connecticut College Female Athlete of the Year. She graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in International Relations and spent a few years working for non-profits in Germany, the Dominican Republic, and Spain. Atlantic 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 sailingknowledge and realized that she wanted to start competing again. 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.



Date of Birth: 09-10-90
Hometown: Winthrop, MA
Lives In: Winthrop, MA
Education: Connecticut College, 2013
Club: Shelter Island Yacht Club

Sailing Achievements:

  • 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