The United States Coast Guard Academy will have Admission Partners and members of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Coast Guard Academy Parents Association at the Strictly Sail Chicago Show at the Navy Pier Festival Hall. We will be in Booth #556 along the north wall of the hall in "college row". We will have large displays of the new Leadership 44s Coastal Sailing Program boats, and plenty of handout material on admission to the academy. Academy Admissions partners will be available to talk to prospective applicants and parents association members will be available to talk to parents about their experiences. This is the largest indoor sailing show in America. The show organizers are anticipating 20,000 visitors form 10 states at the show to see 250 exhibiting companies from around the world. In addition to the Coast Guard Academy, many Midwestern university sailing teams will display at the show including: University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the Universities of Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will also have a large boating safety exhibit at the show in another part of the hall. The show is located at Chicago's historic Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago. Web site: http://www.strictlysailchicago.com/ DATES/TIMES: 11am–8pm Thursday & Friday. *Weekend Hours* 9am–7pm Saturday, 10am–5pm Sunday. PARKING: There is pay parking at Navy Pier and two blocks west at Grand and Illinois with a free trolley running between the parking garages and Navy Pier. COST: $12 weekday, $15 weekend. Military, police/fire/EMS free with I.D. card. Stop by and talk to us this weekend!