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sail-world.com -- Wind, water and history converge as Tall Ships, Match Cup return

Wind, water and history converge as Tall Ships, Match Cup return    
Wed, 27 Mar 2013

Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 at Navy Pier presented by Pepsi®, the majestic maritime event that only occurs once every few years, is set for August 7 – 11, 2013. And this year modern match racing meets rich maritime history!

First, experience the thrill of seeing historic tall ships as the Tall Ships Chicago festival sails exclusively into Navy Pier Aug. 7 – 11. An opening day Tall Ship’s Parade of Sail will kick-off the festivities on Lake Michigan with Chicago’s magnificent skyline as a backdrop. This stunning spectacle will be unlike anything else in Chicago this summer. The 2013 Parade of Sail will showcase numerous tall ship vessels from around the world, including Norway and Canada.

The long-awaited return of Tall Ships to Chicago is an opportunity to sail away on a remarkable ships from across the globe. Guests will also have the opportunity to walk the festival grounds, view the Tall Ships, and board and tour participating vessels. This nautical event also includes fun-filled festivities and educational opportunities, so plan to stay the entire day or return over and over again with friends and family.

Joining Tall Ships Chicago for the first time is the Chicago Match Cup, a professional sailing competition and the only U.S. stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. 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, just feet from the edge of Navy Pier. They will compete for their share of the $100,000 prize purse and points earned toward the Tour’s overall World Championship, worth $1.75 million in prize money – the richest in the sailing world.

Navy Pier’s east end will be transformed to showcase the best of the Chicago Match Cup and the Tall Ships festival, promising front-row seats, hospitality areas and live commentary to best enjoy the thrills on the water. The festival area will include special family-friendly activities, on-board tours and sail-aways and a fireworks display each evening.

For additional information, visit navypier.com.

by Nick Shields



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