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CHICAGO – March 7, 2022 – Tickets for the United States Sail Grand Prix Chicago launched today with a 15% early-bird discount to experience adrenaline-filled waterfront racing with the sport’s top athletes at Chicago’s Navy Pier, June 18-19, 2022.
SailGP is one of the fastest emerging properties in world sports featuring exciting up-close action as teams race identical F50 catamarans – highly-technical, hydrofoiling race boats that boast closing speeds in excess of 120 mph – in an annual global championship held in some of the most iconic cities around the world. In addition to debuting in Chicago for the first time, the event marks the first time the championship has ever competed on fresh water.
Navy Pier has partnered with SailGP to serve as the central race village for two days of spectator-focused racing that will take place on Lake Michigan directly in front of the Chicago skyline.
Guests can enjoy a fantastic weekend of racing with ticket options that appeal to every spectator experience. Packages include tiered viewing areas, on-shore and on-water VIP hospitality, live commentary and entertainment, plus access to the cutting-edge, wing-sailed race boats and rare opportunities to interact with SailGP athletes.
Led by Jimmy Spithill’s United States SailGP Team, the Season 3 SailGP line-up features 10 national teams comprising the best athletes in the sport from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, and Switzerland.
Are you ready for an exhilarating experience at one of the most iconic waterfront racecourses in the world? CLICK HERE to take advantage of the 15% early-bird discount and reserve your spot today.
The U.S. Sail Grand Prix Chicago at Navy Pier will be the second event in SailGP’s Season 3 championship – following the season opener in Bermuda – and is part of a two-year hosting agreement between SailGP and Chicago to bring the world’s most exciting on-water racing to the Midwest.
Out-of-town fans planning to travel to the event should visit flychicago.com for more information on Chicago O’Hare and Midway International Airports, which offer flights from more than 240 destinations worldwide.
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For more information on the full Season 3 calendar as well as the U.S. SailGP Team visit SailGP.com or follow the team on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
ABOUT SAILGP // SailGP races for a better future, championing a world powered by nature. The world’s most exciting race on water, SailGP features national teams battling in short, intense races at iconic stadium-style venues across the globe, building to the grand final – and sailing’s top prize of US$1 million. The high-tech, high-speed action features sailing’s best athletes racing in identical hydro foiling F50 catamarans, flying at speeds exceeding 60mph. Visit SailGP.com for more information.
ABOUT THE UNITED STATES SAILGP TEAM // The United States SailGP Team is the American entry into SailGP, composed of some of the world’s most talented professional sailors, racing the groundbreaking F50 catamaran — which is completely Powered by Nature™ — for the chance to win $1 million. Led by champion Jimmy Spithill, the team uses cutting-edge technology, intensive physical ability, and extreme skill and mental athleticism to deliver exciting racing as they represent the USA in the global championship. For more information on the team and athletes, visit SailGP.com.
MEDIA INFORMATION //
To participate in live press conferences and virtual media mix zones at each SailGP event, please create an account at mediahub.sailgp.com.
SailGP // Laura Muma, PR Manager, USA | +1.773.960.3960 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Navy Pier // Nick Pullia | 847-662-0011 | email@example.com
About Navy Pier
Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.
Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier’s 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.