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posted: 9/10/2012 5:15 PM

Chicago Flugtag won't be rescheduled

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Daily Herald report

The Chicago Red Bull Flugtag, canceled Saturday due to unsafe marine conditions, will not be rescheduled, Red Bull said in an email to the Daily Herald on Monday.

But the teams that spent weeks preparing to participate -- including several from the suburbs -- will receive some compensation: either $1,000 or a guaranteed spot in the next Chicago Red Bull Flugtag. That event could be a ways away, however. The previous Chicago Flugtags took place five years apart, in 2003 and 2008.

The Chicago Flugtag was not the first one that was canceled due to the weather conditions. In 2003, the U.S. Coast Guard canceled the one in Miami because of strong winds.

The next Flugtag will be held Sept. 15 in Philadelphia.

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