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America's Cup Host Cities For '17 Narrowed Down To Three, S.F. Out Of Consideration
Published June 10, 2014
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ARM WRESTLING: In Chicago, Blake Schuster writes for a city to host the event, the nearby body of water on which the race would occur must be on the sea or "an arm of the sea." An '84 New York Supreme Court decision ruled that “under this criterion, a boat from Chicago could challenge for the Cup because Lake Michigan is considered to be an arm of the sea.” If Chicago were selected, it would be the “first time the race would be held on a lake.” Nelson: "The America's Cup is now all about arena racing, having the races occur within sight of the shore so you can have a much broader part of the public enjoy the sport. The shoreline in Chicago is obviously very interesting in terms of that." Chicago Yacht Club BOD member Lou Sandoval “speculated that if Chicago does host the race” in ‘17, the city would also be “awarded the America's Cup World Series” from ‘15-16 and the Louis Vuitton Cup, which is the America's Cup qualifying race (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/10).