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Experience the thrill of Sail Grand Prix at Navy Pier – Chicago in 2023

Updated: Mar 12

Calling all sailing enthusiasts! Get ready to witness some of the world’s best sailors compete at the upcoming Rolex United States Sail Grand Prix in Chicago. This adrenaline-packed event will occur at Navy Pier, where you’ll witness sailboats soaring through the iconic Lake Michigan. Mark your calendars for June 16-17, 2023, and experience the thrill of SailGP firsthand. In this blog post, we’ll dive deeper into what you can expect from this exhilarating event.

What is SailGP?

SailGP is the world’s most exciting racing on the water! It is a thrilling, high-speed event featuring national teams racing in short, intense races at iconic stadium-style venues. The F50 catamaran is the show's star, capable of reaching speeds over 60 mph!

And now, in June 2023, the Navy Pier in Chicago will be transformed into the SailGP Stadium, offering a spectacular waterfront view for fans to watch the action unfold. Tickets for this incredible event start at just $35!

SailGP is more than just a one-off race; it’s a championship. Teams compete for glory, and season points are awarded based on their ranking in each event. The Grand Final pits the three highest-ranked teams in a one-off winner-takes-all race to be crowned the SailGP Champion.

Don’t miss out on the excitement! Come and witness the fastest, most competitive racing on the water!


RACE DAY 1 | FRIDAY, JUNE 16SailGP Stadium | 3pm-7pm CDTRace Times | 4pm-5:30pm CDT

RACE DAY 2 | SATURDAY, JUNE 17SailGP Stadium | 3pm-7pm CDTRace Times | 4pm-5:30pm CDT

What to expect at the event

If you plan on attending the Rolex United States Sail Grand Prix Chicago at Navy Pier, you should know a few things to ensure your experience is smooth and enjoyable.  First and foremost, please note that all attendees will be subject to a bag search upon entry, so make sure to leave any prohibited items at home. These include glass, cans, BBQs, weapons, illegal substances, fireworks, flares, and speakers.

The event occurs on Friday, 16th, and Sunday, 17th of June 2023, at the east end of Navy Pier. We recommend using public transport, a water taxi, or a ride-share service to get there. If you’re driving, paid parking and electric vehicle charging stations are available.

No matter how you get there, be prepared for incredible action on the water. And remember, the event will take place rain or shine, so come prepared for any weather.

How to get tickets

The Rolex United States Sail Grand Prix Chicago will take place at Navy Pier on June 16-17, 2023; tickets are now available. Whether you’re a sailing enthusiast or just looking for an exciting day out, this event is not to be missed.

One of the best ways to experience the racing action is with a Waterfront ticket. This ticket offers exclusive bleacher seating at the east end of Navy Pier, giving you a front-row view of the race. The ticket also includes access to SailGP Stadium, race commentary, broadcast viewing screens, concessions, SailGP merchandise shops, and race day entertainment. The price for a Waterfront ticket is $75.

If you’re looking for a more affordable option, the General Admission ticket offers access to the SailGP Stadium at the east end of Navy Pier. You’ll still have sweeping views of the racing and the iconic Chicago skyline. The General Admission ticket includes one-day admission to the SailGP Stadium, live expert race commentary in the village broadcast viewing screens, concessions, SailGP merchandise shops, and race day entertainment. Kids 5 and under are free, making this a great family option. The price for a General Admission ticket is $35.

Tickets for the SailGP event at Navy Pier are available on the SailGP website. Don’t wait too long to buy your tickets – this popular event will sell out quickly. Get ready for an unforgettable day of high-speed sailing action!

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