Social Events

Thanks for visiting. Mark your calendars for next year, January 22-25, 2015!

US Sailing's Pathways to Sailing Industry Breakfast

You are invited to breakfast sponsored by US Sailing and NMMA on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 8:00 to 9:30 at Room 328 (above the show office).  Join US Sailing for a presentation and discussion on building the sailing community and the sailing market.
Get to know US Sailing and become a part of US Sailing’s initiatives to get more sailors on the water.  Join US Sailing President Tom Hubbell, past President Gary Jobson, board members Dawn Riley, Patty Lawrence, Sheila McCurdy and the new US Sailing Cruising Committee to learn more about how US Sailing plans to promote growth and participation in sailing.
Plus learn more about the industry-wide Discover Boating campaign to welcome more people to the water. Join Discover Boating president, Carl Blackwell, as he highlights campaign efforts to build interest in the sport and opportunities for industry involvement, as we work together to grow boating participation across the U.S.  
Enjoy a lite breakfast compliments of US Sailing and NMMA. 


NEW for 2014! Yacht Club Members—Be Our Guest!

Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail® Chicago is pleased to offer reciprocal Strictly Sail Yacht Club benefits to all Midwest yacht club members.

All attendees receive a wristband and Show Guide upon entry. To take advantage of this offer, simply show your valid yacht club membership card with your (same day) show entry wristband at the Strictly Sail Yacht Club entrance.

Click Here for Strictly Sail Yacht Club benefits and details.


Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail® Chicago Consumer Choice Award Winner Announcements

When: Saturday January 25 10AM

Where: Show Floor

The ballots have been cast, collected and counted—Be here as we announce the winners of 2014 Consumer Choice Awards and see if your favorites were chosen as "Best of Show" award winners

Consumer Choice Award Details Click Here

 NEW for 2014! Social Media Seminar for Exhibitors

 Proven Benefits of Using Social Media to Grow Your Business
Josh Chiles President & CEO of Engaged will be on site for a rare and free opportunity to help Strictly Sail exhibitors get the most out of their Social Media plans.

When: Friday January 24th
Time: 8am Continental Breakfast 830– 930am Seminar 930 – 945 Q&A

Topics include:
1. Proven Benefits of Social Media.
2. Getting Started with Social Media Today: A How-to Guide.
3. Turning Facebook Fans into Customers.
4. Using #hashtags to spread your message.
Cost: Exhibitors Free includes lite breakfast, coffee, juice, fruit danish.
Trade $20.00 in advance $30.00 at the door includes lite breakfast.

Pre registration required.

To register in advance contact Kevin Murphy 401.619.7735 or by cell 401.651.3220