Deck your boat in as many rainbows as you can, follow ALL guidelines given by the city/state regarding passengers, masks, and social distancing. We MUST be responsible boaters!
*******THIS EVENT MAY CHANGE DUE TO EVENTS RELATED TO COVID OR THE WEATHER CHECK BACK OFTEN*******
Decorate your boat in Pride Colors!
We will begin a pre-parade circle just North of the Play Pen at 11:30AM. Upon arriving at the circle hail the parade leader on VHF channel 72, to check in. We will then enter the Play Pen at the Northeast entrance by Noon. Boats should be monitoring VHF 72 as Sail GP and USCG MUST give the OK to enter the exclusion zone. Please maintain at least 50ft between you and the boat in front of you. We WILL be entering the exclusion zone for Sail GP, so please stick to the route.
*******CHECK BACK OFTEN PARDE ROUTE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO OTHER ON WATER EVENTS********
The parade will begin at Noon, entering the northeast entrance to the PlayPen and head South along the Lake Shore Drive seawall then cut across to the PlayPen break-wall. We will then proceed around Navy Pier (avoiding Dime Pier) to the inner break-wall, entering the inner break-wall and proceeding north, passing Columbia Yacht Club, then Chicago Yacht Club - Monroe Station, passing Queens Landing and exiting Monroe Mooring Field south entrance near the Shedd where our parade will officially be over. All are encouraged to participate in Sail GP festivities.
As with all things boating this event is WEATHER DEPENDENT, and it is up to YOU AS THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR BOAT to make the decision on if you will be participating based on the conditions that day. Should the weather forecast call for excessively rough or otherwise unsafe conditions we will re-schedule.
Be sure to follow ALL rules for social distancing/passengers allowed and... HAVE FUN/ spread the word!
If you don’t have access to a boat, or don’t want to be on one... NO PROBLEM! You can watch from Queen’s Landing, Navy Pier or the beach!
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Lastly, and most importantly... the legalities:
All participants of this event waive any and all rights to any legal action against the organizers, organizations, partners, contractors, donors/sponsors, volunteers and officers of the board for any injuries, diseases, damages, death or dismemberment that may occur as a result of participation in this event. Vessel owners/operators are solely responsible for following all rules/regs. by the state regarding safe boating and COVID-19 guidelines. Vessel owners/operators are solely responsible for the cleanliness/hygiene/operation of their vessels. Your participation in this event constitutes your agreement.
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