America's Cup World Series set for Chicago in June
CHICAGO (AP) Shunned to host the America's Cup itself, Chicago has been awarded an America's Cup World Series stop in June.
It will be the first time a freshwater venue has hosted America's Cup-affiliated racing in the event's 164-year history.
The America's Cup World Series is a qualifying event for the 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda. The Chicago regatta, announced Tuesday, will be held June 10-12 at Navy Pier.
Two-time America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA considered Chicago to host the 2017 America's Cup before it was awarded to Bermuda, a British overseas territory.