Softbank Team Japan Takes Honors in First Day of Chicago Americas Cup Racing

Story By: Deborah Leung

Photos By: Benjamin Rogers Jr.

Chicago, IL–

Calm wind’s forces Friday Practice Race to count in America’s Cup race.

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Tens of thousands of fans were lining iconic Navy Pier in Chicago. The fan zone was heaving. However, the wind took a while to co-operate. So officials took the Friday’s ‘substitute race’ and scored it as Race One of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago. That victory went to SoftBank Team Japan. Even Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took time out of his Mayoral duties to check out the America’s Cup.

 

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