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The U.S. Sail Grand Prix Chicago is coming to Navy Pier! Here are 4 reasons not to miss it!


Sailing in Chicago is about to reach a whole new level of excitement as the U.S. Sail Grand Prix is coming to Navy Pier! This world-class sailing competition will be taking place from June 17-18, 2023, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss. Here are 4 reasons why the U.S. Sail Grand Prix Chicago at Navy Pier should be on your must-attend list this summer.


1) What Better Way to Celebrate Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is June 18th, 2023, and what better way to celebrate than a day at the U.S. Sail Grand Prix Chicago at Navy Pier? The race event’s sights, sounds, and smells will provide a unique and unforgettable experience for Dad. Witness boats racing around Lake Michigan and competing for the fastest time as you soak up the sun and enjoy a beer from the beer garden. There are lots of activities for non-sailors, too, so the whole family can join in on the fun! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to spend time with Dad and make memories that will last a lifetime.


3) It’s free to watch

Whether on land or at sea, don’t miss the chance to experience the U.S. Sail Grand Prix Chicago at Navy Pier 2023, Father’s Day weekend! Watching the races and enjoying the activities is free, so grab your friends and family and come cheer on the sailors as they speed across Lake Michigan, with amazing views of the Chicago skyline. Enjoy live music, premium food and beverage experiences, fan shops, big screen TVs, fireworks, exclusive SailGP athlete meet and greets, and more – from the comfort of your front-row seat along the waterfront. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see some of the best sailors in the world battle it out on the waters of Lake Michigan!


Details for the 2023 event are still forthcoming, but if it’s anything like 2022, you won’t want to miss it.


4) There are lots of activities for non-sailors

The U.S. Sail Grand Prix at the Navy Pier is a great way to spend a weekend. Even if you are not a sailor, there are plenty of ways to be part of the action. Visit the Race Village and watch the boats as they make their way around Lake Michigan and race against each other. You can also take in the stunning views of Chicago’s skyline while the boats are racing. The F50 catamaran uses hydrofoils to lift out of the water and achieve highway speeds faster than almost any power boat. This makes for an exciting show with close racing, crashes, capsizes, and drama you won’t find anywhere else. Make sure you don’t miss this unique experience on Lake Michigan!


5) Bring your own boat!

If you’re looking for an even more unique and thrilling experience, why not bring your boat OR take a Windy City Sailing Bareboat Charter to the U.S. Sail Grand Prix Chicago? You can anchor right next to the race course at Navy Pier and enjoy an unparalleled up-close view of the thrilling race! Just imagine seeing the spectacular views of Chicago’s skyline while witnessing world-class sailing around Lake Michigan.


Stay tuned for the 2023 details because, in 2022, SailGP partnered with City Experiences to create an all-inclusive on-water race day package for those wanting even more. From this unique vantage point, you can get closer to the action, be part of the party atmosphere, and rub shoulders with some of the world’s best sailors. So, don’t miss this amazing opportunity to witness a world-class sailing event and experience Lake Michigan in all its glory!

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