10 June 2016

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, Chicago, June 10-12, Video

UPDATE: ORACLE TEAM USA #LVACWSChicago wrap (video)

Over 200,000 fans crowded Chicago’s Navy Pier over the weekend to cheer on ORACLE TEAM USA and share the America’s Cup experience, which featured foiling, flying catamarans, racing at a freshwater venue for the first time. Artemis Racing won the event, with Land Rover BAR in second place and SoftBank Team Japan taking two race wins for its first podium position. ORACLE TEAM USA finished fifth. Published June 12, 2016

UPDATE Team ETNZ drama during practice in Chicago:

It was a dramatic day in Chicago as Emirates Team New Zealand pushed racing to the limit capsizing the AC45 during practise racing. Published June 10, 2016

ACWS Chicago Practice Day Spectacular:

The America's Cup World Series Chicago got off to a flying start - quite literally - with some great foiling action on Lake Michigan during practice day. Gusty winds and flat waters equals the perfect conditions for racing. Published June 11, 2016

UPDATE: #LVACWSChicago Results after final day of racing:
Sailing: America's Cup comes to Chicago aiming to avoid mistakes made in New York | The Salt Lake Tribune"If you had to bet on good conditions between New York in May and Chicago in June, Chicago would win hands down."--Ken Read, an NBC analyst and professional sailor.

Land Rover BAR set sail for the Windy City:

The Land Rover BAR team has landed in the 'Windy City' for the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Chicago. This will be the first time the team has raced on a body of fresh water. Lake Michigan is one of America's Great Lakes, stretching a massive 307 miles long and 118 miles wide - we can't wait for the racing this weekend! #‎BringTheCupHome #‎LVACWSChicago #‎FirstOnFreshWater. Video published June 9, 2016

 

Above: Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, Chicago, June 10-12, Boater's Guide

The challengers are competing for a chance to take on Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup finals, a match race scheduled for June 2017 on the Great Sound of Bermuda.

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