Photos, Videos: America’s Cup Series In Chicago

June 14, 2016

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series was held in Chicago this past weekend, with Artemis Racing leaving as event champions, an historic title as the first winners on fresh water.

In front of sold outgrandstands, the six America’s Cup teams fought fiercely for the double points on offer for each of Sunday’s three races.

In race two, the first of Sunday’s action on the water, Land Rover BAR took the honours after a very strong start, putting more air between them and the pack at the first mark and then leading from the front throughout the rest of the race.

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Race three started with Groupama Team France first across the start line, but Artemis Racing continued their strong weekend form and grabbed the lead early and, despite pressure from Oracle Team USA right to the end, crossed the finish line first for the second time over the Chicago weekend. The second place finish would be a high point for the home team.

Race four, the last competitive action of the weekend, began with five of the six teams crossing the start line together, but after a slew of penalties were handed out to a number of boats after the first mark, it was SoftBank Team Japan who were in clear air and would lead the pack though to the finish, recording their second race win of the weekend.

The final regatta podium had SoftBank Team Japan in third and Land Rover BAR in second place, but it is Artemis Racing who leave the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago as event champions, an historic title as the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series winners on fresh water.

Next up it is back to the UK for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth on July 23-24.

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