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Event Overview:  The Strictly Sail Show is Chicago's only indoor sail boat expo held at Navy Pier. This 4-day event draws boating enthusiasts from all over the country, and from around the world. With a variety of different exhibitions, interactive demonstrations, and sailing boats and products on display, Chicago Strictly Sail has something for even the most die-hard sailboat fan.  

What to Expect: The Chicago Sail show prides itself on being one of the most informative and extensive sailboat exhibition shows in the world. Interactive exhibitions, author book signings, and a number of informative demonstrations make for four days of non-stop sailing fun.  

  • Seminars: Strictly Sail Show has a number of informative seminars  on DIY sailboat repairs and much more. Admission to all seminars is included in the price of admission to this Chicago boat show. 
  • Family-Friendly Entertainment: The Strictly Sail Show is perfect for kids of all ages. While many of the seminars and exhibitions are targeted towards adults, the Chicago Sail show realizes that kids are the next generation of sailors. So to help instill a love of sailing into young ones, a number of kid-friendly booths and activities are available for children to enjoy, including a boat building competition, and coloring contests
  • A Love For Chicago Waters: After this, you won't be able to get enough! Getting out on the water is one of the best things to do in Chicago, so don't miss your chance any time of year to take a Chicago boat tour and get the experience all over again!

Inside Knowledge: Navy Pier offers discounted parking for the Chicago Strictly Sail event. From Monday - Thursday during the show, attendees pay $14.00 if they park before 5:00 pm, rather than the standard fee of $20.00. Friday - Sunday rates are $24.00 before 5:00 pm instead of $18.00. 

If you head to Navy Pier after 5:00 pm, expect to pay $10.00 instead of $20.00 on Monday - Thursday, and $10.00 instead of $24.00 Friday - Sunday. 

Event Hints: Here are some tips to make sure your experience at the Chicago Sail show is a good one.

  • Admission Tickets: If you buy your Chicago Strictly Sail show tickets online rather than at the door, you get a 1-year subscription to your choice of sailing magazine.
  • Discount Accommodation: The Chicago Sail Show has partnered with The Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers to offer attendees discount exhibition accommodation. 

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Chicago Strictly Sail

Until Jan 25


Chicago Strictly Sail
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, US
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Event Dates

Jan 22,2015 - Jan 25,2015

Event Cost

$12 - $15

A Top Exhibition Show for Sailing Enthusiasts.

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Event Quick Facts

  • Chicago Strictly Sail is the nation's largest indoor sailboat show.
  • The Chicago Sail exhibition showcases all the latest technology that is taking the sailing world by storm, and is designed to both entertain and educate sailing enthusiasts.
  • Not just limited to exhibition booths, this Chicago boat show features seminars, live music, and daily prize drawings.



Nearest Transit:
The Chicago Metra, City Bus, and Trolley all provide transportation to Navy Pier.

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