ACWS Chicago - June 2016

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Video with TS....

http://www.fox32chicago.com/mornings/20080263-story

JAR?

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http://www.sail-world.com/M32-Chicago-Regatta---a-real-eye-opener/138342

 
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Chicago to host the 'Qualifiers'.... :lol: hope they didn't pay extra for that!

Chicago, Lake Michigan to host America's Cup qualifying races in 2016

After Chicago was bypassed to play host to America's Cup in 2017, the city is getting the next best thing in the sport — a series of qualifying races that will have some of the best sailors in the world racing on Lake Michigan under the city's skyline.

The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series qualifying races will take place next summer in Chicago the weekend of June 11-12, officials announced Tuesday. It is the first time in the 165-year history of the America's Cup that an event will be held on fresh water.

Two 25-minute races are slated each day, featuring teams from Sweden, Great Britain, New Zealand, Japan, France and the defending champions, Oracle Team USA. The course will start and finish off Navy Pier, with speedy catamarans following a path toward Northerly Island.

Tod Reynolds, director of the Chicago event, said that June weekend was chosen because it had the "best probability of good winds."

etc http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-americas-cup-chicago-0916-spt-20150915-story.html

Apparently it's match racing in AC100s, around a 400m course - backwards! ACDUH :lol:

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http://acws-chicago.americascup.com/

 
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Portsmouth, Great Britain - July 23-26, 2015
Gothenburg, Sweden - August 27-30, 2015
Hamilton, Bermuda - October 16-18, 2015


Four to six events are expected in 2016, including a second event in Portsmouth in July and a regatta in Chicago during the summer. (edit: 10-12th June)

That's all she wrote.... (except... in the NZ version of the Chicago announcement it said they still hope for an event down there)

 
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At a meeting in Bermuda it was intimated that NYC, Abu Dhabi, Gothenburg and Tokyo where the likely hosts of the other 4 events in 2016.

From the Royal Gazette:

"The two cities confirmed to host the America’s Cup World Series next year are Chicago, in June, and Portsmouth, England, in July.

Four other venues, Abu Dhabi, New York, Gothenburg, Sweden and Tokyo, Japan were mentioned among the list, but have yet to be confirmed as hosts. Portsmouth and Gothenburg both hosted the series this summer."

 

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ACEA not to be disconcerted by the water going the wrong way down the plug-hole then.

"Abu Dhabi, New York, Gothenburg, Sweden and Tokyo, Japan were mentioned"

Never knew Abu Dhabi was in New York. Quality proof-reading.

 
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~Stingray~~

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At a meeting in Bermuda it was intimated that NYC, Abu Dhabi, Gothenburg and Tokyo where the likely hosts of the other 4 events in 2016.

From the Royal Gazette:

"The two cities confirmed to host the America’s Cup World Series next year are Chicago, in June, and Portsmouth, England, in July.

Four other venues, Abu Dhabi, New York, Gothenburg, Sweden and Tokyo, Japan were mentioned among the list, but have yet to be confirmed as hosts. Portsmouth and Gothenburg both hosted the series this summer."
While they haven't been officially announced yet, Hollis talks the ACWS 2016 plans for the cities and the months starting at 3:50.

Middle East in Feb, New York in May, Chicago in June, Portsmouth in July, then Gothenburg, and then Tokyo "to conclude the series."


 

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Now that's more like it. Add Bermuda and Auckland and you've got something passable

 

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Proof reading? :lol: Did you see the ACDUH graphic for Chicago I posted above - with the boats sailing backwards!?

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=168361#entry5068863

Always something new - at SiRussel's Flying Circus!
may not be too far off though.

back and forth across the city front is right through, what is affectionatly known as, the washing machine. this is an area between two breakwaters and the wave just bounce back and forth. very confused state at times.

then there is the wind shadows. between the buildings, the wind is squeezed and honking through, in the wind shadow..... you turn into a cork. I can't wait to see these thing rocket onto the foils only to come tumbling off every 100 meters or so. tumbling end-over-end spring to mind.

it'll be interesting.

can this be moved to the "play pen"? the babes are better there and it's only on the north side of Navy Pier.

 

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You could write to IM and give him your insights, but Der Kommisar is no doubt vacuuming up all commercial rights to the washing machine/wind tunnel and will tell you and the better babes where to go...

 

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Two 25-minute races are slated each day, featuring teams from Sweden, Great Britain, New Zealand, Japan, France and the defending champions, Oracle Team USA. The course will start and finish off Navy Pier, with speedy catamarans following a path toward Northerly Island.

Plenty of free time to enjoy Chicago...

 

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I was invited to the Press event announcing this two weeks ago and couldn't attend. The invite came probably 6 weeks ago. Of course, one had to remain mum about this announcement until they announced it. With a June date, we who sail Lake Michigan know that winds are better in June, still dealing with the change of seasons (compared to July or August where the air gets thin). I just hope they winds are strong enough to get the boats up foiling, whether the low end of speed or the high end of speed, just get up foiling.

Doing this on a Saturday and Sunday eliminates having 100,000's of people watching from office buildings in downtown Chicago. Most will be empty with the lights off on the weekend. I suppose they might see some practice sailing during the week leading up to it.

They have a ton of logistics to complete, maybe they're way ahead in this game (looking at the image above):

  • Cutting off commercial and recreational traffic going in and out of the Chicago River does require USCG permission.
  • Accessibility in and out of Monroe Harbor for recreational traffic, once again requires USCG permission to restrain.
  • And where will the Team bases be? Any commercial use of Chicago's waterfront is frowned upon by the City, Media and Citizens. This is a fairly big hurdle to get all of the sign offs to use a piece of the Chicago waterfront.
I'm sure they can do these things. They need "connections."

 
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