For the first time in it’s 165-year history, the America’s Cup will visit Chicago. Foiling, wing-sailed catamarans will set sail out on Lake Michigan from June 9th to the 11th, 2016 as sailors race at speeds of up to 50 knots along the shoreline of Chicago. The aptly-nicknamed Windy City will serve as the second stop in the United States for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series and will serve as the third event in the Series.
Join Sperry all weekend on Navy Pier at our pop-up location in the America’s Cup Village for shopping and a customized branding event. Customized brands available at the event include a custom America’s Cup logo iron, an ORACLE TEAM USA iron, a Chicago iron, and other fun nautical symbols and designs.
The West Marine store in Chicago will be hosting an event on Thursday, June 9th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Fans will be given a chance to meet America’s Cup athletes, enter for a chance to win an Oracle Team USA Jacket and take a photo with the America’s Cup Trophy.
West Marine Chicago
1160 North Halsted St
The Auld Mug will be on display from 4:00–4:30PM and America’s Cup sailors from ORACLE TEAM USA and SoftBank Team Japan will also be available for meet and greets and photos from 4:00-6:00PM. Stop by to enjoy refreshments, giveaways and more! RSVP here.
Racing and action will kick off on Friday, June 10th, 2016 as sailors practice for their first freshwater race out on Lake Michigan. The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series races will begin with a special Opening Day ceremony in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall on Friday evening and official races will be held on Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th.Follow Sperry and the America’s Cup on social media to keep up with announcements about the event and be sure to plan your Odysseys accordingly.
Want to watch this weekend’s races for FREE? Click here and fill out the form to receive an access code for free viewing on the America’s Cup app.
Want to show your support for the America’s Cup? Click here to shop official Sperry x America’s Cup apparel and accessories as well as exclusive footwear styles.
Sperry is an Official Partner of the 35th America’s Cup, the exclusive Official Footwear Supplier of ORACLE TEAM USA and the Official Supplier of SoftBank Team Japan.