Chicago Match Cup
The Chicago Match Cup, a $100,000 sailing competition and the only U.S. stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, will set sail alongside one of Chicago's most popular attractions, the majestic Tall Ships Chicago 2013 Festival, August 7 - 11, 2013.
Twelve of the world's best teams will sail against each other in match race sailing, a form of head-to-head combat similar to the America's Cup, held just feet from the edge of Navy Pier. These teams will compete for their share of the $100,000 prize money purse and points earned toward the Tour's overall World Championship, worth $1.75 million in prize money - the richest in the sailing world.
Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC), a sailing center based out of Belmont Harbor, presents the Chicago Match Cup. For more information on the Chicago Match Race Center, please checkout www.ChicagoMatchRace.com
2013: USOne(Taylor Canfield)
2012: Team GAC Pindar (Ian Williams)
2011: Keith Swinton
2010: Mike Buckley
2009: Phil Robertson
Chicago Match Race Center
The Chicago Match Race Center was founded to bring world class match racing to the shores of Lake Michigan. Utilizing its fleet of Tom 28 sailboats and Elliot 6 meters the Center plays host to numerous regattas, clinics, and nightly training sessions throughout the year. In 2014 CMRC will host the only US Stop of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, co-host the US Match Racing Grand Slam, and round out the season with 5 Grade 3 events.Chicago Match Cup