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!