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Monday, September 25, 2017

Remember the excitement created by the America’s Cup back in 2013 when the first foiling cats strutted their stuff along the San Francisco shore? It felt like the dawn of a new era for sailboat racing. Even the most hardened critics of the giant catamarans had to admit that it was a pretty cool event. The racing was exciting;

by: Ken Quant

tags: America's Cup World Series, Racing

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO) has announced that registration for its “Rally to the Cup” is now open. The Rally departs from several East Coast ports on June 7th, 2017 to allow enough time for arriving in Bermuda before the June 17 start of the finals for the 35th America’s Cup. It will provide dock space at

tags: South Coast, America's Cup World Series, Racing

Monday, June 13, 2016

Perfect winds, cooler temperatures, and a record-breaking crowd of over 200,000 America’s Cup fans lining Chicago’s Navy Pier, combined to make Super Sunday, the final day of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago, an incredible finale for foiling action in the USA. In front of sold outgrandstands, the

tags: America's Cup World Series, Events

Friday, June 10, 2016

If you're planning on making your way over to the America's Cup World Series here is a guide to help you plan out your weekend! Friday, June 10: Preview Day // Opening Ceremony 12:00pm Alvalle Race Village Open 1:30-3:00pm Practice Racing 3:00pm Beer Garden Performances Begin 3:30pm Poster Signing – Alvalle

tags: America's Cup World Series

Monday, June 6, 2016

THIS WEEKEND, America’s Cup sailing will hit the waters of Lake Michigan for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago! Be there live feet from the action as the world’s best sailors from across the globe sail the fastest boats at Navy Pier June 10 – 12. Don’t miss out! Visit

tags: America's Cup World Series

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

For the first time in its 165-year history, America’s Cup sailing will take place on fresh water! A qualifying event for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda, six teams will be competing for a chance to win the oldest trophy in international sport by earning points on Lake Michigan, including Oracle Team USA, Artemis Racing

tags: America's Cup World Series

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Three months ago, Chicago made maritime history when Lake Michigan was chosen as the first freshwater venue to host America's Cup racing in the event's 165-year history. Tickets for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago race are now on sale. Sailing fans can buy their tickets here:

tags: America's Cup World Series, Boat Show, Lake Michigan