Prepare for the Summer at the Chicago Boat, RV, and Strictly Sail Show


Yes, if you look at Lake Michigan right now most of what you see is frozen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dream of warmer days. So head to the Chicago Boat, RV, and Strictly Sail Show and start planning for the summer months.

What used to be two separate winter events—the boat and RV show and the sail show— have joined forces to give you some of the best information, newest products, and activities to prepare you for some serious outdoor fun. With over 150 exhibitors covering 800,000 square feet of exhibit space, there is something for everyone from novice to expert.


For those who want to increase their knowledge there are a lot of free options like hourly seminars, sailing lessons on a sailing simulator, scuba diving experiences, and even paddle board demos, which should be fun for the whole family. Kids can also enjoy the life-size pirate ship or the chance to walk on water with the Rockin’ Rollin’ Bubbles while the adults learn about modern tools and resources they can use for better navigation on a boat, finding the right floor plan for their RV, or sailing techniques for the modern cruising yacht.

The Chicago Boat, RV, and Strictly Sail Show takes place Jan. 14 – 18 at the McCormick Place South Building located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. For a list of exhibitors, seminar schedules, and ticket information visit

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