Historic disabled event in Chicago

Published on July 24th, 2013

The Chicago Yacht Club will host the North American Challenge Cup (NACC), a well-respected sailing regatta for disabled adults on July 27-29 at the Belmont Station (300 W. Belmont Street). The NACC is a very competitive regatta that has grown tremendously over the past two decades, from its inaugural year in 1992 with racing in only one class, the Freedom 20s, to the addition of two Paralympics class sailboats, the one-person 2.4mR and the three-person Sonar.

In past years the NACC regatta has hosted competitors from around the globe, including many Paralympics medal winners. It is considered to be one of the “must-do” regattas in the disabled racing circuit. This event is one of the premier disabled sailing regattas, and counts as one of the longest running events in the North American disabled sailing circuit.

Racing will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and will continue on Sunday and Monday.

Media Contact:Rachelle Treiber, communications@chicagoyachtclub.org

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