Chicagoans, fans flock to Navy Pier to take in America’s Cup

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CHICAGO -- Despite all the hype about the heat, it was a crowded scene at Navy Pier.

Huge crowds came out to watch the America's Cup World Series race, and they witnessed history. This is the first time in the event's 165 years sailors are racing in fresh water.

People on Navy Pier and boats on Lake Michigan all jockeyed for the perfect spot to scope out the America's Cup action.

Although the Windy City didn't provide enough wind for racing conditions early on, a little sunblock and a lot of cold drinks were all the race goers needed to beat the heat and still have a great time.

The lake was a little too calm this afternoon. Conditions only good enough to get one race in.

Another day of racing is set for tomorrow, tickets are still available if you want to go for what promises to be a much cooler day.