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Chicago show returns next week

The NMMA’s second Chicago member-connect gathering will be held at 9 a.m. at McCormick Place.

National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich and sailor, TV commentator and author Gary Jobson will address the industry during a breakfast on Jan. 16 at the Progressive Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show.

The NMMA’s second Chicago member-connect gathering will be held at 9 a.m. at McCormick Place.

Registration to the event is required.

The Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show opens Jan. 14 and runs through Jan. 18.

It will feature a Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Center to highlight the race’s stop in fresh water in June for the first time in its 165-year history. Pre-sale tickets will be available, and there will be autograph sessions with Oracle Team USA member Matt Cassidy, viewing of the America’s Cup Trophy, AC45 racing simulator experiences and virtual reality experiences.

The show also will have a Strictly Sail seminar series, Progressive Insurance boat school, Fred’s Shed interactive learning center and more.

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