Navy Pier is always fun to visit but the real draw is to see all your ILYA friends in Chicago this weekend. The show is mostly a big boat display but there is plenty to whet your appetite - new hardware, new sailcloth, new community sail boats, cruising info, SAILBAGS for the ladies --- look for Stelluca: they are always a hit. Need new gear - it is always discounted here: shoes, spray tops, new foulies. Parking is easy at the right time of day. Lake Michigan is always a wonder to behold. Restaurants in Chicago are inevitably a new adventure. --- enjoy the day or spend the weekend. Your spouse is not far from Michigan Avenue.
NEW for 2013 A complete review of the new racing rules and how they will affect your racing.
David Dellenbaugh, champion racing sailor, rules expert, author and winning America's Cup tactician offers an in-depth seminar about the new racing rules. David will explain the most significant changes and how they will impact your interaction with other boats on the race course for the next four years. The seminar describes how the new rules apply to starting, windward marks, leeward marks, obstructions, penalties and more - plus there will be time for your questions! Perfect for big boat and one-design racers, skippers and crews; this seminar will help you get up to speed on the new rules before you start racing next season!
Friday 1pm - 5pm Fee: $79.00 Click Here to Register.
Saturday 10am - 2pm Fee: $79.00 Click Here to Register.
The seminar fee includes show admission for the day and a free copy of the latest issue of David's bi-monthly newsletter Speed & Smarts, which is all about the new rules and admission to the show. Click Here for Dave's website.
Yacht Club Members-Be Our Guest!
Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail® Chicago is pleased to offer reciprocal Strictly Sail Yacht Club benefits to all yacht club members.
All attendees receive a wristband and Show Guide upon entry. To take advantage of this offer, simply show your valid yacht club membership card and show entry wristband at the Strictly Sail Yacht Club entrance.
Strictly Sail Yacht Club Benefits Include:
* Private, comfortable, area off the show floor to sit and relax or enjoy lunch
* Free Coat Check
* Free Internet Access
* Free Coffee & Water (while it lasts)
* Big Screen TV
Strictly Sail Yacht Club is located on the east side of the show next to the show office. Offer good for tickets purchased online or at the show box office.
Not a yacht club member? No problem Strictly Sail Yacht Club 4-day passes can be purchased, online only, for just $75.00.
Tickets can be redeemed at any gate including the show office entry next to the SSYC.
Melges, Line Honors, UK Sails and Harken Display at Strictly Sail
Visit your favorite scow builder at Strictly Sail. The Melges team will be on hand to show big water boats and your scows. Stop by the Melges Booth. It's never a Strictly Sail unless the young folks try the Harken grinder. See Harken's new hardware and soft goods. Lake Geneva softgoods vendor Line Honors will have show pricing on your favorite foul weather gear and other sailing gear. UK sails, our newest Scowslants advertiser will show new scow sails.