JUNIOR SAILING

SUMMER 2021 CLASSES ARE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

SUMMER 2021 SESSIONS

Session One

NOVICE

INTERMEDIATE

May 31 - 11

Session Two

NOVICE

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

June 14 - 25

Session Three

NOVICE

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

June 28 - July 9

Session Four

NOVICE

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

July 12 - 23

Session Five

NOVICE

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

July 26 - Aug 6

JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM

Introduction

Hawaii Yacht Club offers sailing lessons year long. Our summer program is currently in open enrollment. It is a great opportunity to dive deep into learning how to sail. Each session will give you 10 days of hands-on experience, and with 5 sessions available you'll have all summer 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 (you might even enjoy capsizing these things!).

 

As you advance in your sailing journey we have Open Skiffs and El Toros ready to teach you everything they know about dinghy sailing. Open Skiffs are so much fun due to their extreme simplicity and open design, enjoy them while you can as they're not meant for adult usage. El Toros on the other hand will throw you headlong into sail control and boat balance. Pleasantly remembered as “the path to Greatness” these are my favorite boats. El Toros will teach you everything you need to learn, including the fun and not so fun parts of sailing.

 

For sailors who have mastered the basics of single-handed sailing, we offer a racing class in the afternoons. Here you will get to push your sailing skills to their limits. We have 420s and Lasers ready for you, El Toro fleet sailors are also welcome in this class. 

 

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 can not change the weather, wind or seas, You can change your sails and mindset”

 

The summer season starts May 31st running every two weeks for 5 sessions. Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons are also offered, email us if you are interested.

Classes

Novice courses are taught in the Topper, intermediate courses are taught in the El Toro, and racing courses are taught in the Laser and 420. It is common for students to take more than one of the same courses as new skills are presented in each session. 

Novice class meets Monday thru Friday from 9 am - 12 pm and the racing class meets in the afternoons from 1 - 4 pm. Sessions run thru June and July. 

Safety

Students are required to provide their own 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

  • Life-jacket

  • One change of clothes

  • One towel

  • Covered footwear to get wet (tabbies, old shoes, reef walkers, etc)

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

 

Registration 

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

 

  • Application

  • Medical Release

  • Swim Test

  • Payment

Pricing

See application for details.

Children of Hawaii Yacht Club Regular Members receive a 25% discount

Schedule

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

 

Refunds

No refunds are available except for medical emergencies.

If a student cannot attend a session, the unused part of the tuition may be applied to future courses.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM

Spring

Jan - Apr

Summer

May - Aug

Autumn

Sept - Nov

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