FALL 2022 CLASSES ARE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Fall 2022 SESSIONS
JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM
Hawaii Yacht Club offers sailing lessons 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, and with 2 sessions available you'll have all fall 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.
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”
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.
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
Students are officially registered when all the following requirements are successfully complete.
See application for details.
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 on most days. 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 you will be missing classes, let us know ahead of time and we can discuss prorating fees.
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Sept - Nov