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Cup Action in New York, Chicago

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AC action is coming back to the Big Apple. Photos courtesy of America’s Cup

AC action is coming back to the Big Apple. Photos courtesy of America’s Cup

Americans will get a look at the six teams who’ll be sailing for the America’s Cup in 2017 when the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series comes to New York and Chicago this year.

The United States has scored two of the six events for 2016. The New York round of the series, which will see the crews duking it out on the Hudson River aboard foiling AC45s, marks the first America’s Cup activity in the Big Apple since 1930. That’s when the competition was moved to Newport, Rhode Island, after 50 years in New York waters.

Leading up to and during the weekend of May 7-8, the event village at Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza will be in full swing—and it’s free. The racecourse is set just off the Battery Park City Esplanade, between the Pier 25 basin and The Battery.

The action moves to Chicago for the weekend of June 10-11, where Navy Pier will be ground zero, with the start and finish line just yards off its tip. You can watch the racing from the Monroe Harbor shoreline, and areas have been designated for spectator boats.

It’s the first-ever America’s Cup racing on the Great Lakes, and you won’t want to miss it. The Cup itself will be contested in Bermuda next year. To find out more about the World Series events and the Cup in general, go to americascup.com.

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