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Boat Show Tips – 2010

Here are a few tips to make your experience at Strictly Sail Chicago the best one possible. Be sure to go to Strictly Sail’s site to check out all the details. We hope to see you all there!

Tickets & Seminars – Tickets can be purchased on-line. You will find children 15 years of age and under are admitted at no charge (Must be accompanied by a paying adult). Strictly Sail Yacht Club Pass and Family Pass are available online only. *Buy your tickets online and included in your paid admission is a one-year subscription to one of the following magazines: Yachting, Spa, Caribbean Travel & Life, Ski, Sailing World or Cruising World ($10.00 value)Hotel Accommodations – To enhance your Strictly Sail experience, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is offering a special promotional package for all show exhibitors and attendees.

Hotel Accommodations – To enhance your Strictly Sail experience, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is offering a special promotional package for all show exhibitors and attendees.

Choose Your Day Wisely. While Thursday and Friday have lighter crowds and shorter waits for displays, Saturday usually has “bumper to bumper traffic” from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Arrive at opening time and pick your favorite four or five boats to inspect before the rush and then wait until the middle of the afternoon to check out some of the other popular models.

Parking – It is a big help to go on-line and visit Strictly Sail to get directions to the best parking. Save on Parking! Park at Navy Pier during the show for $10.00. Space is limited so come early before the lots fill.

Plan Your Day – As with most trips, it is best to have a plan in mind as how to cover the features of the show that have the most interest. Serious boat buyers often come on Thursday or Friday when the crowds are not distracting. The same could be true if you intend to research some new deck hardware or repowering your boat (Torresen Marine specialties). Bring the kids along to view the show are to hang out at the Kids’ Club. Kids’ Club is a hands-on activity center designed just for junior sailors where children can draw “sailboats of the future,” and learn knot tying, while you shop on the show floor. Daily prizes will be awarded for the most unique and innovative drawings. Also check out the seminars and special events that will be taking place during the course of the show. To fill out your day, you may want to go on line to Navy Pier and check out the restaurants and other fun things going on right there.

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