Chicago to host World Match Racing Tour America stopover

Wednesday, 09 August 2017


CHICAGO (IL), USA - The fifth championship level stop on the 2017 World Match Racing Tour will take place September 26th-October 1st on the Chicago lakeshore in front of Navy Pier. Chicago Match Race Center and Chicago Yacht Club return as co-hosts for the 2017 season stopover after organizing successful Tour events in 2012, 2013 and 2014. 

Chicago’s hosting of the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series in 2016, thrilled Midwest sports fans with the excitement of high-performance catamaran racing for the first time with Lake Michigan proving to be a world-class venue for sailboat racing.  With a turnkey infrastructure in place and a skyline that is second to none, hosting the World Match Racing Tour event this fall will bring back stadium racing to the America’s Cup racecourse.


The World Match Racing tour has been a forum for the next generation of America’s Cup champions to learn and refine their craft including the 35th America’s Cup Champion Peter Burling who won some of his first multi-hull match races in a WMRT qualifying event earlier this year.