CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Chicago Match Cup Stadium-style Sailing takes place Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, East End of Navy Pier. Sailors compete for $100,000 in prize money. Multiple ways to watch from shore or on the water. Join us!

WHAT: Check out incredible sailboat racing action as the best sailors in the world battle it out to win their share of $100,000 in the Chicago Match Cup at Navy Pier, racing on high-performance catamarans. The Chicago event will decide who qualifies for next month’s World Championship in China.

Spectators have a front-row seat to the action as 18 teams from around the world compete over five days. The teams will race each other in head-to-head combat in a series of short but intensely competitive races that promise to deliver spills and thrills.

On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy the sailing AND the party. The Goslings Dark n’ Stormy® pop-up Lounge will be open! $25 entrance includes two drink tickets, live racing commentary, lounge seating, great music, and hang out with the pro sailors.

WHEN: Wed., Sept. 27 – Sun., Oct. 1, 10 am – 5 pm
Qualifying Races take place Wed. – Fri., Sept. 27-29

Quarters, Semis and Finals take place Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 30Oct. 1

HOW TO WATCH:

  • Front-row viewing at east end of Navy Pier — free daily
  • Goslings Dark n’ Stormy® Lounge$25 gets you two drink tickets, comfy seating, live commentary, great music, and opportunities to meet the sailors. Book tickets here for Saturday & Sunday’s party, 12 pm – 4 pm
  • On the waterOdyssey Lunch Cruises — packages from $55 daily

WHERE: East End of Navy Pier

WHO: Eighteen teams from all over the world, including Magenta Team, the only all-female team in the competition (two Chicago sailors on board); America’s Cup sailors Matt Cassidy and Andrew Campbell; Olympians and more. Multiple Chicago sailors are racing and available for interviews.

VISUALS: Up-close, on-the-water action
** Cameras invited on power boats to drive alongside competing boats**
** Media ride-alongs — get on board DURING racing for incredible experience (camera person can follow your boat to capture)
** Interviews available with Olympic sailors, America’s Cup sailors, organizers and more **

CONTACT:                          
Laura Muma
773.960.3960
[email protected]

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SOURCE Chicago Match Race Center