About the Show

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Welcome to the Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail® Chicago Boat Show! We're celebrating our 19th year on Chicago's waterfront at the famous Navy Pier—a playground for all ages.

The Midwest’s only and the nation’s largest indoor "All-Sail" boat show docks at Navy Pier January 23–26, 2014. Ths show is a must-attend event for all sailors and has become one of Chicago’s favorite boat show. The 2014 event promises to offer visitors the chance to see, board and buy more boats and check out more gear and sailing "stuff" than ever before. It also offers more seminars and more fun! You won't be disappointed.

The fun begins Thursday, January 23th and will not end until the final bell sounds on Sunday, January 26th. This four-day sailing extravaganza features the latest and greatest the sailing industry has to offer. You’ll find the latest boat designs, ranging in size from 4' entry level sailboats to 50' blue water cruisers and the designers that brought the dream to life. You'll experience the newest sailing gear and the experts that use it, accessories and hardware from the industries top suppliers and the most up to date charter information from around the World, all from more than 250 exhibiting companies from around the globe.

The Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago Show is a resource for learning and fun. Something we like to call "Edutainment."  You'll find more interactive seminars, more hands-on learning, and more classroom seminars providing opportunities for new sailors to learn how and where to get started and experienced sailors to improve their skills and become more confident at the helm.

Sailors of all ages and abilities find that Strictly Sail Shows are “the sailing events” of the year. In addition to all the great products on display and a full schedule of hourly and paid seminars from the most renowned sailors in the world, you'll enjoy live music by sailings favorite entertainers, great prize giveaways and special events for every attendee. Additionally, Navy Pier offers restaurants, shops and fun filled activities to fill every landlubber’s day. Make it a day trip or better yet make it a weekend getaway. The Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago show promises to deliver an experience that you'll talk about until you return next year.

Features Currently Being Planned for 2014 Include:

SEMINARS—World adventure cruisers, authors, experts in navigation software, weather and sailing equipment specialist will share their stories and knowledge through the show's extensive hourly seminar program. Unless noted on the schedule all seminars are free with the price of admission. Seminars are subject to change so please check the website frequently. Strictly Sail Seminar Speakers are an impressive group Click Here. That's an impressive group of speakers.

Plus Gary Jobson's "inside look" at the 34th America's Cup and what made the difference. Gary will be on hand Fri the 24th and Sat the 25th with a special America's Cup presentation that you will not want to miss. Check the seminar schedule for specific times and location.

HANDS ON, DIY & INTERACTIVE SEMINARS- On the show floor and included with the price of admission. These seminars will teach you how to "Do It Yourself" and help you clearly understand how to fix, maintain and take care of the little things every boat requires. Schedules and subjects will be posted under the seminar tab..

REMOTE CONTROL SAILING POND- We'll have boats on the water at the Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago Show. Challenge your family and friends or bring a group from your local sailing club. Everyone gets a chance to race against their closest worthy opponent or race against the clock and take home bragging rights as the fastest "indoor" sailor in the Midwest.

Plus: The Welcome to the Water Discover Boating Center, Sail Magazine's Innovation Station,  My Boat Guys with hands on DIY upgrades, Kid's Boat Building and Fun Area and more fun for families than ever before.

Strictly Sail has something for everyone!  (Features)

Show Hours: 11am–8pm Thursday & Friday, Weekend Hours 10am–7pm Saturday, 10am–5pm Sunday

No dogs permitted unless they are working.