Join the Chicago Match Race Center at the East End of the Pier for match race sailing open to the public. The 28-foot long sailboats race in one-on-one duels just feet off the pier.
Complete with live on-shore commentary, this stadium sailing atmosphere will make you feel like you are on the sailboat with the competitors. In June ten invited teams will race for the last spot in the prestigious World Match Racing Tour event in July.
This event is the only North American stopover in the nine event series around the world in which one team is crowned the World Champion. Twelve skippers will compete for $100,000 in prize money and only one will be named the Chicago Match Cup Champion.
The only ISAF Grade WC (World Championship) event in the US will offer stadium sailing at Navy Pier, with the world’s best match race sailors to vie for $100,000 in prize money