Louis Vuitton ACWS Chicago June 8, 2016 - Navy Pier Set Up

Louis Vuitton ACWS Chicago June 8, 2016 - Navy Pier Set Up

I made it in as the first credentialed “Press” for ACWS Chicago.  Here’s how things are coming together at Navy Pier –

All boat are moored North of Navy Pier, South of the Water Filtration Plant in the slip.  Race Marks and chase boats are moored together –DSC00560

All of these hard boat cutoff Pyramid marks have antenna’s on them – DSC00562

The Red floats in the water are the 6 moorings for the AC45s that will be moored with their wings up and can withstand 60mph of wind – DSC00564

Team Support Boats look ready to go – DSC00566

In Today’s world, nothing is free, the advertisers are lined up tied to Dime Pier – DSC00567

Stadium Seating at the East end of the Pier looks comfy with individual seats and the first rows are raised as to not to have the vision blocked –


Beverage Stands look ready – DSC00569

And the beverage stands speak “Chicago” Dark and Stormys, Mmmmmmmmm –


Unfortunately I couldn’t worm my way into Festival Hall where the AC45s are being assembled.  Launching at 8am Thursday morning has been postponed until 6am Friday morning due to inclement weather prediction.  We’ll see them then.

Vince Gerasole with Chicago CBS News had this video report on the Set Up today –

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