Welcome to the Waukegan | Joseph Conrad Yacht Club

Harbor view of Waukegan | Joseph Conrad Yacht Club
Harbor view of Waukegan | Joseph Conrad Yacht Club

We boat along one of the best cruising grounds in America. Whether you want to go for a weekend or a month, there are places to go. Cruising with a group gives you the added camaraderie of boating with friends and the added security of numbers. Power boaters will get there faster and sailors will get there cheaper, but, on the dock, the drinks and food and love of our lake are the same.

Cruising with the Waukegan | Joseph Conrad Yacht Club is a no–host event. We try, when possible, to have slips close together. On the day of the cruise, we meet for a brief “captains’ meeting” to work out final details.  First boat to the destination helps the later arrivals. Generally we have a get-together on the dock where each boat brings an hors d’oeuvres and their favorite beverage. There is then the opportunity to go out for dinner as a group or eat aboard. On the return departure, guess who helps with the dock lines!

Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day Event and Dinner

The Waukegan | Joseph Conrad Yacht Club

is proud to host
a special event and dinner
to celebrate

Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Cocktails 5:00pm
Dinner 6:00pm
Light show/Champagne toast 7:00pm
Chinese Music Performance 8:30pm

Chicago chef Alan Yuen is the mastermind behind this special event. He is renown for his fusion of European and Asian flavors and techniques.

This amazing dinner will include traditional Chinese entertainers and light show. Seating is limited and will be open to the public. Reservations and advanced payment are required.

Club members will have first crack at reserving seats.
Click here to reserve your seats today.

Or, Call: 847-623-4188

Ring in the New Year at the club!

Come welcome the New Year in at the Waukegan | Joseph Conrad Yacht Club. All members and their guests are invited. Buffet Dinner will be served with Champagne toast at midnight.

Cash bar opens at 7pm.

Appetizers served starting at 7:30pm.

Dinner served at 9pm.

The buffet dinner is being catered by the Jolly Inn and will be served at 9 pm.
Jolly Inn will serve a buffet dinner of roast beef, roast port with plum gravy, roast turkey with gravy, baked white fish in butter and lemon sauce, potatoes with dill, potato dumplings, carrots and raisins, mixed vegetables, pierogi, red cabbage salad and cucumber in sour cream. A dessert table will feature various pastries.

Champagne toast will be provided at midnight.
Red borsch will be served afterwards!

We will have the Sam Cockrell band to help you celebrate and dance the night away!

Cost: $75 includes dinner and champagne toast.

Click here to reserve your spot today!


Frostbiting kicks off at the club

On December 3, we broke out the El Toros for the first time this Fall to start off the frostbiting sailing season. It took a little effort to find all the right sails and spars, but we finally got the fleet out in the water.

The sails may have not matched the hull number, but it didn’t matter. The boats sailed nevertheless.

The winds were light but the weather was perfect for our first day.

Frostbiting will be open every Sunday, weather permitting. Break out your winter sailing gear and come out and join us!

Great turnout for Commodore’s Ball

This year the Commodore’s Ball honored and celebrated the service of the club’s current Commodore, Kathy Sivia. She has done an amazing job of guiding the merger of the Waukegan Yacht Club and the Joseph Conrad Yacht and helped to reorganize the melding of these two great organizations.

The Commodore’s Ball was an impressive event featuring a dinner of prime rib and salmon, dancing, entertainment by a Frank Sinatra impersonator and flowing alcohol. Over 80 members of the Waukegan | Joseph Conrad Yacht Club and their guests attended. Speeches were given by Kathy Sivia and Jim Hellquist.

Click here to see more photos from the ball!

Holiday Glogg Party Decorated Club

The holiday decoration party had a good turnout December 2, to decorate the club for the holidays. We supplied the trees, ornaments and other decorations and members supplied the labor to deck the halls with boughs of holly and holiday cheer!

Tasty treats and snacks were provided and many tried our awarding-winning Glogg. Some brought others treats, too.

The club was filled with laughter of children who helped to decorate the trees and were present when Santa made a surprise visit.

All children received a free T-shirt with the new club logo and burgee.