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Hawaii Yacht Club is a historic organization established in 1901, making it among the oldest and most storied clubs in Hawaii. HYC is located within the Ala Wai Harbor in Waikiki on the island of O'ahu. In the spirit of its home, the Club is a true "gathering place" offering a variety of social events, educational and recreational programs, a full bar and galley, a Ships Store with exclusive HYC merchandise, and wonderful activities such as the famous Friday Night Races, hosted by Hawaii Yacht Club for over 80 years. 


King David Kalakaua is said to have inspired the creation of the club that today is known as Hawaii Yacht Club. The club was officially chartered in 1901 by Prince Kuhio and Prince David 10 years after King Kalakaua's passing. Hawaii Yacht Club found its first home at Pearl Harbor in the beautiful Waipio Peninsula in 1917.  The country getaway for many traditional kama'aina families, Waipio became a vacation home far away from busy Honolulu.

We continue our strong commitment to excellence and quality service. Members and guests enjoy first-class dining with a stunning oceanfront view and the gorgeous Magic Island sunset while enjoying a fresh cocktail.


We are committed to attracting new ocean-lovers to our yacht club community. We offer several distinct levels of membership and programs to match your interests.

The Benefits of Belonging

  • Reciprocal access to various yacht clubs worldwide.

  • Enjoy oceanfront dining with beautiful sunset views.

  • Network with other social- and business-minded ocean lovers.

  • Lunch, dinner, brunch, & full bar available (schedule varies by day).

  • Central and beautiful location to bring your guests.

  • Exclusive member access to Club events with live music & arts.

  • High-speed wireless internet access for remote work connectivity.

  • Full, 24/7 access to the Club's facilities (such as kitchen, showers, common areas, & workshop station).

  • Voting members have direct involvement with the club business and help shape our future direction

  • Volunteer opportunities in many aspects of club operations and events

  • You don't need to own your own boat or know how to sail!

  • Arriving by boat? We offer transient mooring (by availability) on our Aloha Dock

  • Waitlist available for permanent boat slip


Ocean Activities for Adults and Kids

  • The famous Friday Night Races!

  • Sailing classes – dinghy and keel boat

  • Multiple offshore sailing races throughout the year

  • Fishing tournaments

  • Kayak and stand-up paddleboard storage privileges



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Hawaii Yacht Club is proud to host the Ikaika Waterman's Program, where Hawaii keiki learn ocean skills and stewardship and become incredible athletes, often going on to championships as Olympics hopefuls.

Ikaika Hawaii programs include kayak, paddle boards, SUP, outrigger canoe paddling, rowing, water polo and more!

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