Ahoy, mates! Navy Pier has announced that the semi-annual Tall Ships fest is returning this summer, and this time it's timed with the Chicago Match Cup to create the ultimate event for boating enthusiasts.
Historic tall ships will sail into Navy Pier August 7-11, from as far away as Norway and Canada. The fest will feature a "Parade of Sails" and tours of several of the ships. Fest goers will also have the opportunity to watch professional sailing competition, the Match Cup. Chicago is the only U.S. stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.