Match Racing Doubleheader in Chicago

Published on July 23rd, 2015

Chicago, IL (July 23, 2015) – Chicago Match Race Center’s Summer Invitational doubleheader begins today with eight teams set to compete in each regatta and six of those teams will sail in both the A and B events.

The skipper with the highest combined-event score will earn an invitation to the Chicago Match Cup Grand Slam Grade 2 next month. The first of two consecutive 2-day events, the Summer Invitational A, will be sailed Thursday and Friday (July 23-24), and the Summer Invitational B will take place Saturday and Sunday (July 25-26).

With more than half of the skippers ranked in the top 100 ISAF World Rankings, the three highest ranked teams – David Storrs, Steve Lowery and Don Wilson – have all won regattas in the Tom 28’s at CMRC in the last year.

The Summer Invitational A Event will feature: David Storrs from Southport, Connecticut; Steve Lowery from Chicago; Don Wilson from Chicago; David Niemann from Wisconsin; Nevin Snow from San Diego; Charlie Lalumiere from Falmouth, Maine; Landon Gardner from Toronto; and Val Smith from Wilmette, IL.

The Summer Invitational B event will see Evan Jahn from Chicago and Josh Kim from South Korea come in to replace Don Wilson and Val Smith.

Follow the results and read daily updates at www.chicagomatchrace.com/events or www.matchracingresults.com.

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