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Now enrolling for Fall 2023 Sessions


Four Saturdays Each

Afternoon (Advanced):

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Morning (Intermediate): 

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wavelets (Beginners):

1:30 - 4:00 PM

Session One

September 9 - September 30

Session Two

October 7 - October 28

Session Three

November 4 - November 25

Session Four

December 2 - December 23



Hawaii Yacht Club offers sailing lessons all year long. Our fall program is currently in open enrollment. It is a great opportunity to dive deep into learning how to sail! Each session will give your child hands-on experience, with four days per session to practice your tacks, jibes, and capsizes!


Novice sailors start out in Toppers; roomy, red, learning machines. Toppers are a great way to get started learning how to sail because they are simple to rig, have all the basic sail controls, and are very easy to right after a capsize (they might even enjoy capsizing these things!).


As they advance in their sailing journey, we have Open Skiffs and El Toros ready to teach students everything about dinghy sailing. Open Skiffs are very fun due to their extreme simplicity and open design. El Toros will throw students headlong into sail control and boat balance. Pleasantly remembered as “the path to greatness,” these are oft-favorite boats. El Toros will teach everything needed to learn, including both the fun and not-so-fun parts of sailing.


Sailing is many things. It can be a means of traveling the whole world round, allowing you to stop and live in the comfort of your floating home anywhere along the way. Sailing can be an intense sport with Olympic-level competition. Sailing can be to you whatever you make of it! As they say: “You cannot change the weather, wind or seas. You can change your sails and mindset.


  • Topper

  • Open Skiff

  • El Toro

  • 420

  • Laser


Students are required to provide their own lifejacket, a U.S. Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device. The Type III PFD is the most popular and most appropriate for small boat sailing. Students like them.


Swimming Skills

Students must pass a swim test of 50 yards and be able to tread water for 3 minutes. The swim test will be conducted on the first day of class.

Students must bring:

  • Lifejacket

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Water Bottle



Students are officially registered when all the following requirements are successfully complete. 


$200 per session for Fall 2023 sessions.

Children of Hawaii Yacht Club voting members receive a 25% discount.


Classes will be held every day that is scheduled. We will attempt to go sailing as much as possible. If the weather does not allow us to go out on the water, we will hold class onshore.



No refunds are available, except for medical emergencies.

If you know that your child will be missing classes during the session, please speak to us beforehand and we can discuss prorating fees.



Jan - Apr


May - Aug


Sept - Nov

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