Lake Michigan will be the host of one of America's Cup World Series events this weekend, becoming the first freshwater venue in the event's 165-year history.
Presented by Louis Vuitton, the event will take place at Navy Pier as six international sailboat teams race to qualify for the 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda. USA, Sweden, Great Britain, Japan, France and New Zealand are the countries competing.
The event kicks off at noon Friday with various segments of America’s Cup following the opening ceremony at 7:30 p.m. The race will begin Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. A full listing of times can be found on the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup website.
Viewing is free for guests on the south dock of Navy Pier. Guests can also enjoy free but limited viewing at Northerly Island and near Buckingham Fountain.
Grandstand tickets are sold out and 12,000 of the general admission tickets are 65-75 percent sold. Tickets for Friday’s events are $19 for adults and $5 for kids. The events from Saturday to Sunday are $35 for adults and $19 for kids. Portions of the proceeds benefit Conquer Cancer Foundation.
America’s Cup free mobile app allows onlookers to see the races in 3D. Viewers can also watch the weekend race on NBC Sports Network.
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