HawaiI Kai Boat Club


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COVID-19 UPDATE: We are now taking registrations for June-August classes. Sign up below. Please see the COVID-19 guidelines.

Questions about our sailing classes? Please email our Sailing Director at hkbcsailingdirector@gmail.com.

Quarterly Classes

Sail 1 day a week for a quarter.
Quarters: Dec-Feb, March-May, June-Aug, and Sept-Dec

Students can experience the thrill of sailing and the camaraderie of boating. From competitive racing to recreational fun, sailing classes are designed to meet the needs of beginner to advanced sailors. The sailing program is a co-ed program for youths age 8 to 17.

Select a class below to sign up!


It's a Single sail 9' dinghy

The O'pen Skiff sailing classes are designed to introduce youth to skippering their own boat. The boat is kid-friendly, unsinkable, and easy to handle. The O'pen Skiff is the perfect boat for children to fall in love with the sport.

Beginner CLASSES  

All abilities welcome. A fun introduction to boat handling and first exposure to the race format for ages 8+.


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.



The double-handed RS Feva is ideal for teens ages 13 and older (or younger with approval) with no sailing experience or are skilled sailors looking to improve their boat handling and race tactics. Intermediate to advanced skill levels welcome.

TECHNO 293 CLass:


Perfect for all skill levels from pre-beginner to advanced. The Techno 293 one-design race board is used in competition across the globe. One windfoil is available to share with coach approval.


Advanced Junior Olympic skiff requires advanced boat handling skills. Sailors learn value of teamwork and communication. Please contact sailing director for additional details prior to new sign ups!


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!

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Mailing Address

Hawaii Kai Boat Club
PO Box 26021

Honolulu | HI 96825-6021

Meeting point for classes

HKBC's Docks are behind the Island Brew Coffeehouse in 

Hawaii Kai Shopping Center

377 Keahole Street

Honolulu, HI 96825

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