Chicago Match Race Autumn Invitational

Published on October 8th, 2016

Chicago, IL (October 8, 2016) – Eight teams will compete this weekend in the Autumn Invitational, the final event of the Chicago match racing season. The mostly Chicago-based field of teams will sail in Chicago Yacht Club’s fleet of Sonars. Six out of the eight teams competing are regular CMRC or CYC members, and some even started match racing this year. “The strong local participation at this event is a testament to the success of the ‘CMRC @ CYC’ partnership. We have a lot of new match racing fans here in Chicago.” said Maggie Shea, CMRC Sailing Director.

Peter Holz’s Windy City Match Race Team and Steve Lowery’s Shadow Racing Team will be the two teams to keep an eye on this event. They’ve gone head-to-head dozens of times before, and even though Lowery has more wins on the scoreboard this year and more time in the Sonars, Holz could still give him a run for his money. The roster this weekend includes (in ranking order): Peter Holz, Steve Lowery, Andy Camarda, Mark Johnson, James Wagner, Mark Croll, Jovan Brankov, and Ray Groble.

Racing starts today at 10:00 AM CDT with a Round Robin, then knock-out rounds will follow on Sunday. After Saturday’s racing, the Chicago Yacht Club’s “Women on Water” group will join the racers for a Pro-Am regatta.

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About the Chicago Yacht Club
The Chicago Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most respected yacht clubs in the world. Today, the club boasts a membership of nearly 1,500 boating enthusiasts and is one of the preeminent organizers of regattas, races and predicted-log events in the United States. The club offers an array of spectacular off the-water amenities, including fine dining and full-service catering at both its Monroe and Belmont stations. The club has dedicated itself to promoting the sport and perpetuating the values of camaraderie and community since 1875. Learn more at www.chicagoyachtclub.org.

About the Chicago Match Race Center
The Chicago Match Race Center was founded in 2009 to promote and grow the sport of match racing in the United States at both the grassroots and highest levels. CMRC served as the local organizer for the 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago. Also, new for the 2016 season, CMRC will be a US licensing & training facility for the World Match Racing Tour M32 Catamarans. For the 2016 season, CMRC partnered with Chicago Yacht Club to co-host regattas and coach weekly training sessions. For more information, please visit www.ChicagoMatchRace.com.

Source: Event Media

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