Sept 27th - Oct 1st

WMRT Chicago Match Cup

WMRT Chicago Match Cup 2017

Host venue

CHICAGO

The World Match Racing Tour takes the Championship level season to the USA for 2017. The WMRT Chicago Match Cup will run September 27th – October 1st on the same race course used for the 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago just off the end of Navy Pier. As the penultimate event, Chicago will determine who qualifies for the 2017 WMRT Match Racing World Championship to be held in Shenzhen, China the following month.

18 Teams from around the world will be competing including past Chicago Match Cup Winners Phil Robertson (2009), Ian Williams (2012), and Taylor Canfield (2013 & 2014). Local favourites include Chicago Yacht Club Members Sally Barkow & Taylor Canfield.

Client hosting is available via event’s VIP Corporate Hospitality program available for Thursday & Friday’s racing onboard a VVIP boat on the race course. Otherwise catch all the action from the end of Navy Pier in the Dark ‘n’ Stormy Lounge presented by Goslings.

WMRT VIP Hospitality

Join us on the water for a private VIP Viewing Experience aboard Chicago Elite — the only vessel allowed within the WMRT race course. Don’t miss this truly one-of-a-kind event! Be on board when professional sailing’s up-and-coming champions compete on Lake Michigan.

 

VIP Group Ticket + Exclusive ‘Hot Seat’

 Thursday, Sept. 28th + Friday, Sept. 29th
– 10 tickets for a two hour cruise during the World Match Racing Tour
– 1 exclusive ‘Hot Seat’ spot aboard one of the M32 catamarans participating in the race
– VIP views of the race: Elite is the only vessel allowed within the course area
– Freshly prepared and seasonally-inspired gourmet menu
– Premium open bar included for all tickets
– Boarding: 3pm | Cruising: 3:30 – 5:30pm
– Price: from $2,500 per 10 tickets (incl. taxes and fees)

VIP Cruise Tickets’

 Thursday, Sept. 28th + Friday, Sept. 29th
– A two hour cruise during the World Match Racing Tour
– VIP views of the race: Elite is the only vessel allowed within the course
– Freshly prepared and seasonally-inspired gourmet menu
– Premium open bar included
– Boarding: 3pm | Cruising: 3:30 – 5:30pm | Price: from $183.90

 

Dark ‘n’ Stormy Lounge presented by Goslings

The Dark ‘n Stormy Lounge Presented by Goslings will be located just outside the Grand Ballroom on the Navy Pier east end plaza offering a front row seat to the racing action and great end of summer party atmosphere.

With purchase of your ticket, you will be provided two drink tickets for Beer, Goslings Rum, or any non-alcoholic beverage and will be entered into a raffle to win sailing swag. Additional drinks and concessions will be available for purchase.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH – 12:00PM – 4:00PM

09:00 – 5:30 PM SUPER 16 RACING
12:00 DARK ‘N STORMY LOUNGE PRESENTED BY GOSLINGS open
12:30 – 17:30 – QUARTER FINAL RACING

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 1ST – 12:00PM – 4:00PM

10:00 SEMI FINALS RACING
12:00 DARK ‘N STORMY LOUNGE PRESENTED BY GOSLINGS open
13:00 – 15:30 FINALS
DIRECTLY AFTER SAILING – AWARD CEREMONY

 

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM QUALIFYING GROUP STAGE (FLEET RACING)

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM QUALIFYING GROUP STAGE (FLEET RACING)

3:20 AM – 5:30 PM ON WATER VIP HOSPITALITY SPECTATING

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH

9:00 AM SUPER 16 RACING

3:20 AM – 5:30 PM ON WATER VIP HOSPITALITY SPECTATING

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM SUPER 16 RACING AND QUARTER FINAL RACING

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM Dark ‘n’ Stormy Lounge Presented by Goslings open

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 1ST

10:00 AM SEMI FINALS RACING

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM Dark ‘n’ Stormy Lounge Presented by Goslings open

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM FINALS

DIRECTLY AFTER SAILING – PRIZE CEREMONY

Course Layout

Tour Card Skippers

Qualifiers

Evan Walker (KA Match)

Nevin Snow (13 Fifty Racing)

Pieter-Jan Postma (Sailing Team NL)

Quentin Delapierre (Team Lorina – Golfe du Morbihan)

Wild Card Invites

Matt Jerwood (Redline Racing)

Markus Edegran (E11even Racing)

David Gilmour (Team Gilmour)

Andrew Campbell (Heart of America)

Harry Price (Down Under Racing)

Nicklas Dackhammar (ESSIQ Racing Team)

Jonas Warrer (Warrer Racing)

VIP Cruise Tickets’

 Thursday, Sept. 28th + Friday, Sept. 29th
– A two hour cruise during the World Match Racing Tour
– VIP views of the race: Elite is the only vessel allowed within the course
– Freshly prepared and seasonally-inspired gourmet menu
– Premium open bar included
– Boarding: 3pm | Cruising: 3:30 – 5:30pm | Price: from $183.90