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Quarterly Class schedule for 2023

All classes are hosted by HYC as we look for a new home. Sign up here.

HYC Class Descriptions


  • Wavelets (ages 7 to 10)
    An introduction to sailing for kids under 10. This class will cater to the young sailor, teaching them the skills they need to succeed in dinghy sailing and dinghy racing (Helping to rig and de-rig without being asked, practicing fleet integrity, looking out for other sailors). Once they demonstrate they are ready to move up, we will reach out to you and discuss the transition.

  • Dinghy Sailing Class (Levels 1 and up, ages 10+)
    This class is where you should start if you are 10 or older or have passed through the wavelets class and have talked with the director. We will be teaching all the beginner level stuff, and exploring into intermediate level skills when we can. It’s recommended to join the Thursday Open Skiff class along side this one for best results

  • Dinghy Racing Class (Levels 4 and Up)
    Sailing with the mission of improving. We will be sailing a racecourse, practicing roll tack after roll tack, sailing to diamond head buoy and back, and much more. Once you pass the beginner class (levels 1-3), this class will take your sailing to the next level.

After School

  • Advanced Open Skiff Class on Monday
    If you have gone through a course with the Open skiff and feel comfortable sailing around a course

  • Free Sailing Tuesdays (Intermediate and Advanced Sailors Only)

  • Feva and 29er sailing on Wednesday
    For the older sailors who understand how to sail a n Open Skiff efficiently

  • Thursday Race Class (Intermediate and Advanced Sailors Only)

Beginner & Intermediate Windsurfing Windfoiling CLass:

No experience necessary and micro rigs are availble for sailors as young as 8 years old. Progress from windsurfers to the club windfoils. HKBC has one of the only windfoil youth programs in the USA. get a jump on this 2024 olympic sport! classes are offered on tuesdays at 4pm and saturdays at 1pm.

Windfoiling on HKBC equipment is a fun way to get foiling without buying entry level gear!

o'PEN SKIFF sailing classes

The O'pen skiff is the ideal boat for young sailors to learn to sail their own boat. hkbc offers classes for beginner to advanced sailors who are under 17 years old.

Beginner CLASSES  


  • No upcoming events

This is an intermediate class open to sailors who completed the beginner level.  Intermediate sailors are those that have taken 3 or more semesters, can confidently sail upwind, right their boat, and complete a course without an instructor's assistance. You must be advised by the sailing coach that you are able to be in this course.


This is a class for intermediate and advanced sailors. The focus is on racing, tactics and fine tuning the boat and sailing skills. Sailors will improve their knowledge of US and World Sailing rules while testing their skills in the gusty Marina, on the rolling seas of the bay, or on the large swells of the open ocean. Coach approval is required to register for the class.



  • No upcoming events

The double-handed RS Feva is a fun boat that offers beginner to advanced sailors a range of skillsets that transfer to many boats including high school and college sailing fleets. Most of the classes are held on the Bay on the 6 Club boats. No experience is necessary. The double-handed boats are also ideal to learn with a friend.


The 29er requires advanced boat handling skills and is offered in the RS Feva Class.  As beginner sailors master the RS Feva, they will have the opportunity to advance on the Club 29er.  HKBC sailors go on to race the high performance skiffs.


Security for bags and belongings will not be provided.

What to wear?

Life jackets are required to be worn while on the dock and while sailing.

Swimwear is required.

Optional gear includes: Reef walkers, gloves, helmets, and sunglasses.

A marine grade light is required if sailing after sunset.

Class rules and expectations

  • COVID-19 Guidelines
  • Sign-in and out.  Log the club boat you are assigned.
  • Students may sail once they are rigged, and are dismissed when their equipment is stored and secure.
  • Late arrival and/or early dismissal (before gear is put away) must have approval.
  • Pushing, rough-housing, running on the docks, jumping off the marina wall, and wrestling are not allowed.
  • Foul language is not allowed on or off the boats- EVER.
  • Sailors must heed to all vessels using the channel in front of the docks. Sailors must tack away from and stay clear of an approaching vessel and its path.

If a sailor is asked to stop a behavior they will be asked to:

1x = Take a breath… 2x = Take a 5 minute break…  3x = Take a seat – they are done for the day.

Ongoing issues with behavior will be addressed by the instructor and the parents will be notified. Exclusion from the remaining quarter may be necessary for the safety of all sailors.

Boat Maintenance

  • Equipment must be treated with respect and care.
  • Students are expected to rig & de-rig their boats. Adults are asked to help where needed.
  • Broken, missing, or worn equipment must be reported to the coach, and the equipment must be identified for repair.
  • Basic Care: Rinse equipment, dry sails, rack and tie boats, cover dagger boards and rudders, secure the rudders in the up position, maintain the sail box in an orderly fashion with sail bag tags facing right, rudder and dagger board handles facing up, and PFD’s stowed.  Tools must be returned to the toolbox and placed in the sail locker.


Sailors in the quarterly program who are level 3 and up are eligible to participate in monthly regattas featuring a mixture of conventional and un-regatta style sailing (freestyle moves, stand-up sailing, capsizes, 360's)! 

Don't miss the fun! Sign up for monthly regattas!

Mailing Address

Hawaii Kai Boat Club
PO Box 26021

Honolulu | HI 96825-6021

Meeting point for classes

HKBC's classes are currently being held at Hawaii Yacht Club in the Ala Wai Boat Harbor.

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