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Waterfront Access

Located just a few feet away from the water’s edge, the waterfront spectator experience will offer stunning views of the high-speed foiling F50 catamarans as they take flight on Lake Michigan. Waterfront Access guests will be treated to live race commentary, big screens, concession stands, an awards ceremony, and a dedicated fan shop stocking league and team merchandise, including must-haves such as caps, tote bags, limited edition event t-shirts and much more.

Waterfront Premium

Watch all the action from an elevated position in the bleachers. Situated in an exclusive part of the race village, from this vantage point you will have spectacular views of Lake Michigan, and a front row seat to the big screens accompanied by live race commentary. You can also enjoy a complimentary meal & drink from one of our concessions partners.

Waterfront Platinum

The Waterfront Platinum environment is undoubtedly the place to be for any adrenaline sports enthusiast while on land. Adding an extra layer of luxury to our Premium experience, Platinum guests will also be treated to complimentary drinks, premium dining, and the best seats in the house, at the exclusive outer ring of the Grandballroom, Navy Pier.


SailGP has partnered with City Experiences to provide the official on-water fan experience for the United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier.

Official spectator boats will offer the closest vantage point to the racing and allow fans an unrivaled view of the world-class athletes and cutting-edge F50 catamarans as they compete at high speeds on Lake Michigan.


  • Exclusive on-water access and privileged viewing position on the racecourse perimeter
  • Selection of canapés served onboard
  • Included premium bar
  • Three-hour on-water experience
  • Departing Navy Pier | 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
  • Climate positive ticket – offsetting the carbon impact of your time with us

Bring Your Own Boat Program

Finally, if you are planning to watch the United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier from your own boat, there are two great options to ensure you get the best vantage spot along the racecourse on Lake Michigan.

Bring Your Own Boat Access

Register for free to bring your own boat. Once registered, you will receive an e-newsletter with all the essential course details from SailGP Race Management to help you position your boat in the best viewing area to enjoy all the adrenaline-pumping action over the weekend. Live commentary will be provided over VHF, plus SailGP will offset your carbon footprint for each race day.

Bring Your Own Boat Premium

Purchasing a Premium package includes a SailGP flag, giving you access to awesome views of the action with your vessel positioned at one of the turning gates.


  • Exclusive access on both days of racing
  • Welcome pack including a tote bag, cap and souvenir flag to fly on your vessel
  • Live race commentary over VHF
  • We’ll offset your carbon footprint for each race day

Bringing your boat to Chicago for the event? Click here to view transient dockage from the Chicago Harbors.

Daily Dockage

Coming from out of town? Book a transient slips at the Chicago Harbors.

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