Sailing

There is nothing more pleasant than to be sailing in the brisk Pacific trade winds off Oahu’s famous Diamond Head coastline. This great sailing venue is immediately accessible from the Waikiki Yacht Club, in its pristine setting in the Ala Wai Boat Harbor.

The Waikiki Yacht Club offers berthing accommodations for visiting yachts, slips for club members’ yachts, and a dry storage area for small boats. At the club’s work dock is a small boat hoist capable of lifting 4,000 pounds and a stationary A-frame lift. Conveniently located near the club are a commercial fuel dock and a commercial dry dock with accompanying marine chandlery.

As a sailing club, racing is an important component of the many benefits the Waikiki Yacht Club offers to the community and to visitors to Hawaii. For information, refer to the Regatta page.

To promote sailing, the Waikiki Yacht Club offers youth and adult sailing instruction. For information refer to the Youth Sailing Program and the Adult Sailing Program.

WYC members also provide adults who are visually impaired with the opportunity to go sailing. To find out more about the program, go to Community Service.

If you're interested in sailboat or yacht racing, you'll definitely want to check out the Regatta Section of our website. The Waikiki Yacht Club promotes yacht racing of all types, from dinghies to keeboats, and with one or more hulls. Our waters are ideal for racing, with protected inshore courses, challenging coastal conditions and of course our world-famous tradewinds. You may also want to check out the 2017 HYRA Calendar.

Safety on the water is of paramount importance, and the Waikiki Yacht Club hosts the Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron’s boating courses, offered to novice and advanced boaters. Vessel safety checks, sponsored by the Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, are also offered at the club. For information, link to Boating Courses and to Vessel Safety Checks.
Waikiki Yacht Club   •   1599 Ala Moana Blvd   •   Honolulu, HI 96814