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3rd Coast Cruising - Chicago's Largest Sailing School, 3rd Coast Cruising, is Sailing in Belize

Chicago's Largest Sailing School, 3rd Coast Cruising, is Sailing in Belize
Booth 162
Sail in a tropical paradise with our seasoned USCG Captains leading the way. And yes: these are the very same Captains that teach our Chicago-based sailing lessons, turning this dream vacation into the experience of a lifetime. Join us to you will discover why our Annual Bluewater Magellan trips are such a huge success.
·         Offering 46 foot Bahia, 4 Cabins, 4 Heads
·         Breakfast and Lunch (we fish for our dinners!)
·         Mooring Fees, Fuel, Taxes, Insurance and Rum
·         3, 7, 10 and 14 day adventures available
·         Best Diving and Snorkeling in the world
·         Costal Naviation and Basic Sailing Training (all experience levels welcome)
Whether you are Sailing Novice or an "Old Salt", this adventure will be an experience of a lifetime. We will choose 1 of 2 starting times based on demand, March 15th or April 5th. We also offer flexible scheduling so you can "sneak" down for an extended weekend or escape for 14 days in paradise.

Bainbridge International - Plastimo Olympic 115 Compass

Plastimo Olympic 115 Compass

Bainbridge International

Booth 380

The new Olympic 115 compass for sailboats from 19 to 40 feet features a unique universal balance feature – the compass works anywhere in the world.
This compass is available in white or black with flat or conical cards.  Optional binnacle bases and protective covers are available.  Compass card is graduated every 5 degrees with heading numerals every 30 degrees.  The compass features LED lighting for use at night. 


Bainbridge will be showing the whole line of Plastimo Compasses for sailboats at the Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago show. See all the Plastimo products at


Crowley's Yacht Yard - Adiddas Sailing Shoe

New styles of the Adiddas sailing shoe

Delphia Yachts - Delphia 40.3

Delphia 40.3
Delphia Yachts
Booth 220
Lake Michigan debut! In an era when boats are designed to sell and not sail, Delphia offers a difference by creating true sailing yachts for true sailors. If you value a boat's ability to handle the wind and waves, yet still require first-class comfort and finish, you owe it to yourself to see the Delphia difference.
Hand Laminated, semi-custom boat made in Poland.

Garmin - GPSMAP 1040xs

GPSMAP 1040xs
Garmin International
Booth number: 425

The 10" color Garmin GPSMAP 1040xs keyed chartplotter/sonar combo unit has preloaded BlueChart g2 and LakeVü HD maps. It’s offered without a transducer or available with included all-in-one transducer for advanced HD-ID and Garmin DownVü with CHIRP technology for a nearly photographic view under your boat. The GPSMAP 1040xs also supports the GCV 10 sonar black box which adds both DownVü and Garmin SideVü scanning sonar with CHIRP technology (sold separately). With built-in 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS refreshing your position up to 10 times per second, the GPSMAP 1040xs gives you accurate and precise location data.

PYI Inc - Sonihull

PYI Inc. is the North American Distributor for the Sonihull ultrasonic antifouling system. Sonihull ultrasonic technology keeps your hull free of fouling. The Sonihull system will increase your fuel economy and save you money not only from spending less on fuel but you’ll also not have to haul your boat out as frequently. This system is also eco-friendly as it does not release any metals and toxins into our waters. No hull penetration required when installing this system. Sonihull works on virtually any kind of boat such as sailboats, power boats, catamarans and even large commercial vessels.

Ronstan - Clear Startâ„¢ Watches & Timer

Clear Start™ Watches & Timer - Innovative Race Functions with Bold New Styling
Ronstan International
The most popular sailing watch in the world just got better. Ronstan's Clear Start™ Race Timer and Watches have been completely updated for 2014 with bold new styling and true sailing functionality. Redesigned for a new generation, the entire range offers clean, modern styling, without sacrificing usability. It feature large buttons, easy-to-read displays and advanced intuitive programming designed specifically with the racing sailor in mind.

Improving on the original design, the updated Clear Start™ timer and watches have been carefully developed with direct input from some of the world's top sailors. This input led Ronstan to create both an updated version of the original Clear Start™ Race Timer and a new wrist watch version that can be comfortably worn as a day-to-day time piece.  Available in three attractive color combinations, the new Clear Start™ Watches feature smooth contours so lines won’t get caught on the watch face, while the versatile large faced Race Timer can be worn as a watch or mounted remotely for viewing by crew.

Ronstan International - The Constrictor

The Constrictor
Ronstan International
“The next generation in rope holding: more strength at lower weights.” The latest in design technology, the recently released Constrictor Textile Rope Clutch is the next generation of high performance rope holding. This product is now being sold exclusively through Ronstan International in the United States. Ronstan played a large role in the development and evolution of the Constrictor Textile Rope Clutch and is already seeing a great deal of interest and success.  Constrictors have been used in the America’s Cup, SORC, The Pineapple Cup and the Caribbean 600 on Maxi’s, Minis and IMOCA among others.
The Constrictor offers numerous benefits over traditional clutches including more strength, lower weight, less rope wear and greater flexibility:
·         Rather than locally pinching and damaging the rope like a traditional clutch, the Constrictor clutch closes its sock evenly around the rope, significantly reducing rope wear. 
·         The result of the textile gripping is twice as much holding load as traditional rope clutches.
·         Utilizing a completely new design and modern construction and materials delivers the Constrictor at one-third of the weight of a traditional clutch.

Ronstan/Andersen - The VAAVUD wind meter for your phone.

Vaavud™ Wind Meter
Ronstan International

The rugged and electronic-free Vaavud™ Wind Meter turns your compatible smartphone into a high-tech meteorological tool, measuring wind speeds up to 48 knots with near-professional precision. With its compact two cup design, inspired by professional anemometers, the Vaavud™ Wind Meter is accurate, practical and truly pocket friendly. Reliability and long service life are assured through the use of revolutionary electronic-free technology, communicating directly with the magnetic field sensor in you smartphone. 

The Vaavud™ App measures and displays wind speed in commonly used units of measurement. It has a neat and clean interface that shows the most important wind characteristics: the actual, mean and max wind speeds. The smoothed graph provides additional data on variations in strength as well as a quick overview. The graph supports both drag and pinch to zoom so data can be viewed in fine detail. 

Sperry - The H2O Escape

Sperry’s new performance shoe:  The H2O Escape