Sailing

 
16th May 2016

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series – Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – The 2017 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series heads to the windy city, Chicago Illinois June 10th thru the 12th . The LVACWS is coming off a fantastic weekend in early May in New York City which saw the team of Emirates New Zealand edge out Oracle Team USA on the East River. The weather finally cooperated on Sunday, which boasted an action packed day of racing. New York saw large crowds with estimates in the tens of thousands as they watched the return of America’s Cup sailing for the first time in more than one hundred years.

Chicago will take center stage and early estimates are saying this crowd will be even bigger as the world’s best take to sailing just off Navy Pier on Lake Michigan providing a stadium like viewing environment. Navy Pier will also be home to the Dark ‘n Stormy bar presented by Gosling’s Rum. Gosling’s Rum is the official Rum and Ginger Beer for the 2017 America’s Cup hosted in Bermuda. If New York is any indication, the Gosling’s Rum bar will be the place to be for sailors, race enthusiasts and for those who love the great taste of Goslings Rums of Bermuda which was founded in 1806.

The AC45 catamarans competing in the event can reach up to speeds of 40 mph and they will seem like only an arms length away from the expected large crowds filling Navy Pier. The crews of all of the racing teams are populated with Olympic Golf Medalist, World renown sailors and even a sailor who has been knighted, Ben Ainslie of Land Rover Bar as he looks to finally bring home the America’s Cup for England.

Follow Goslings Sport leading up to and during this world-class event in one of the greatest cities in the world, Chicago. To view our recap of the New York City event, visit our YouTube channel. Seal the deal.