Within the Tall Ships festival grounds, modern match racing will meet maritime history on the east end of Navy Pier with The Chicago Match Cup. This $100,000 sailing competition and the only U.S. stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour features twelve of the world’s best teams in match race sailing, a form of head-to-head combat similar to the America’s Cup. Live commentary compliments the thrills on the water.
Admission to the Chicago Match Cup is included with Tall Ships General Admission or Dockside Boarding Admission. Or, for $25, gain access to the Windy City Lounge where you can watch the world’s best match racing teams compete from a rooftop viewing lounge. Enjoy the racing action while relaxing in the shade on comfortable sofas, sipping drinks from the premium cash bar. Meet the CMC teams and enjoy Chicago summer sailing at its best with the match race and the majestic Tall Ships.