Chicago will make maritime history with Lake Michigan chosen as the first freshwater venue to host America’s Cup racing! The Chicago event is a qualifying race for the America’s Cup World Series, and Chicago is so proud to host such an event. Perfect timing to show off the newly renovated Navy Pier celebrating its centennial year. The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is from June 10-12.
I had a chance to attend Great Britain’s Land Rover BAR pre-race event and spent some time with the crew led by Sir Ben Ainslie for some tour and fun.
Chicago Bulls player, Bobby Portis, also joined in on the fun with Land Rover BAR for a ‘skills swap’ session, where he went head-to-head with sailors in a grinding challenge. Here’s a FacebookLIVE video of the event.
Good luck, teams!