Sail Grand Prix debuts in Chicago off Lake Michigan’s fresh waters

Sail Grand Prix debuts in Chicago off Lake Michigan’s fresh waters

CHICAGO (TOC) — The T-Cellular United States Sail Grand Prix debuts at Chicago’s Navy Pier this weekend.

Crusing Lake Michigan, it is the primary time the worldwide racing championship has competed on freshwater.

RELATED: Sail Grand Prix makes Chicago debut on Lake Michigan

The weekend guarantees to ship spectacular racing motion as the game’s greatest athletes compete on 50-foot hydro-foiling race boats that fly over water whereas crusing at 60+ mph speeds.

The nationwide groups from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Nice Britain, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland will be part of the American residence group on Lake Michigan.

Two-time SailGP champion Tom Slingsby and the Australian group at present lead the standings after a Season 3 opening victory in Bermuda final month, however Spithill and the American group are hungry for his or her first win, particularly in entrance of the house crowd.

Tickets are nonetheless accessible for buy to get pleasure from a unbelievable weekend of racing.

The Navy Pier Race Village opens at midday on Saturday and Sunday, with racing at 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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