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Adult Sailing Begins Wednesday! Sign up today!

The Waukegan | Joseph Conrad Yacht Club is offering its Adult Sailing Class this fall starting on Wednesday, Sept 12. Come experience the thrill of a lifetime and one of the most ancient means of transportation known to man. Feel the breeze in your hair on the open water. Experience the exhilaration of the spray on your skin as the boat accelerates through the waves.

Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17 (Wednesdays: 6:00pm)

In this class you will learn:

  • Sailing terms and terminology
  • Basics of sailing theory
  • How to prepare the boat for the water
  • How to raise and lower the sails
  • How to set and trim main and jib
  • How to leave and approach a dock

$175 Members / $250 Non-members


Register for Adult Sailing Class



Celestial navigation class begins Oct 6

The Waukegan | Joseph Conrad Yacht Club’s celestial navigation class is scheduled to begin Sunday, October 6 covering dead-reckoning, fixes by visual bearings, chart reading, and various topics to prepare students for taking their first sun line.

The class is organized in four session that will discuss sextant use and calibration, computing sun, star and planet observations to produce lines of position (LOP), computing latitude and longitude, and other topics for obtaining fixes anywhere in the world using celestial observations.

You do NOT need to be a member to sign up! This seminar is open to the general public and offered to club members at the cost of materials.

Click here to see all the topics that will be covered and to register.