HISC holds a cruising events each month. Most involve weekends and holidays where members congregate in South Florida anchorages and marinas. Host boats serve as the focus for social activities.
A typical club Cruise will have 3 host boats which mostly will raft up together at the cruise destination and will host the party on Saturday night or the special date such as the July 4th Independence day cruise.
The Cruises may be close by such as at Lake Boca, Sunrise Bay, Lake Sylvia anchorages or at a local Marina:- Bahia Mar, Pier 66, or they may be further across the waves such as Biscayne Bay, Lake Worth ( Peanut Island ) or the Keys and even Bimini.
Additionally, club members often meet up with other members for an Ad Hoc cruise between themselves, it's always fun to sail to a destination with another club m ember's boat in sight.
Cruise Hosts manage the cruise but are not responsible for feeding everybody! They may provide some snacks or entrees but it's not expected and typically all of those attending a cruise will bring something to share. That usually means we have plenty of food to go around so if you don't bring anything except a smile and cheerful attitude you're good.
Not all club members have boats, but they are still encouraged to attend the club Cruises, they will need to chat beforehand with a member that can give them a dinghy ride from a nearby dock to the host boats. It's always a good idea to plan ahead as some venues have docks that may not be used after Sunset. eg. Sunrise Bay is opposite the park's floating docks, but the park closes at Sunrise.
Visit our Cruising Point page to see the current Cruising Points spreadsheet. We do our best to keep it updated.