Report Found Event Drew Nearly 200,000 People From 23 Countries; Strengthens Chicago’s Case to Bring International Event Back in 2018 Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series (LVACWS) Chicago event organizers today released the “By The Numbers” Report for the first-ever America’s Cup racing on freshwater, which was held June 10-12, 2016, at Navy Pier. The historic event, which saw nearly 200,000 attendees, marked an important milestone for establishing
Artemis Racing put together its most consistent regatta of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series to win the Chicago event with a 2, 2, 1, 4 scoreline. With tens of thousands of fans on Navy Pier, and thousands more out on the water, the racing on Super Sunday lived up to its name. Close action, three different race winners on the day, and a wildly enthusiastic crowd. SoftBank Team Japan bookended the regatta with its first race wins of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup
Today’s Highlights Up to 1000 boats were ringing the race area just off the city front. Tens of thousands of fans were lining iconic Navy Pier. Bars, restaurants and fan zones were heaving. The best sailors and fastest boats were ready to show what they could do. After phenomenal practice racing on Friday, with two capsizes, the wind took a while to co-operate. So while fans enjoyed a great day on Navy Pier, officials took the ‘substitute race’, which was sailed on Friday, a
Today’s Highlights ORACLE TEAM USA and Emirates Team New Zealand put on a spectacular show in Chicago during official practice at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series on Friday. The teams sit one-two on the overall leaderboard, but on Friday, neither team could stay upright. The Kiwis were the first to fall, capsizing late in a close match with ORACLE TEAM USA, the Kiwis came off the foils, crashed down hard, and rolled into a capsize, with some crew members falling o
The America’s Cup is bringing its Endeavour program – which introduces students to sailing as a way to learn about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) – to Chicago beginning this summer when Chicago hosts the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series race at Navy Pier. A gala in support of the program was hosted on Wednesday, April 27 at the John G. Shedd Aquarium. The AC Endeavour program, which provides students with the opportunity to get on the water a
Hometown hero Matt Cassidy, sailor for America's Cup Defender ORACLE TEAM USA, got a chance to prove his skills on the frozen water as the "Shoot the Puck" celebrity at the Chicago Blackhawks game January 17th. How did it go? Let's just say he shouldn't quit his day job! Check out the video below for proof!