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Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show

Bring your dreamboat and row, row, row your boat—er, car—to the Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show January 14-18 at McCormick Place and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

There is something for everyone at the Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show. Paddle boarders will love PaddleFest, with demonstrations in the pool. Bring your swimsuit and test out kayaks, canoes and standup paddle boards for free! Visitors ten and older can scuba dive in the Be a Diver Pool!

The Progressive Boat School will offer classes in boating safety and how to use modern boat navigation systems. Fred’s Shed will offer tips on boat motor maintenance. David Solberg, author of “The RV Handbook,” will offer helpful tips on maintaining your RV. And! See the newest water sensation, Rollers, a device for walking on water!

Kids will love the Gypsy Rose III Pirate Landship! Join Captain Tim and his crew and come aboard for a high seas adventure. You might even be chosen to shoot off a cannon!

Or: Buy a boat, an RV, a sailboat. (Or buy one for me—please!)

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South Lake Shore Drive. For tickets, go to

Make your Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in Hyde Park. ChicagoLakeShore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.