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Waikiki Yacht Club (WYC), situated at the edge of Honolulu’s Ala Moana Beach Park and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, is one of the premier yacht clubs in the Pacific. It has been the home to sailboat racers and fishing enthusiasts since 1944. The club welcomes sailors to its docks and extends reciprocity to visiting yacht club members from around the world. 
 
WYC was founded by yachtsmen who had grand memories of the excellent sailing and yacht racing conditions in Hawaiian waters prior to World War II. The bombs that fell on Pearl Harbor also disrupted organized yachting; during the war, non-military craft were banned from potentially dangerous waters. As the war drew to a close, a small group of sailors began refurbishing their boats. Their goal was to re-establish yacht racing in Honolulu and to organize a yacht club to support it.
 
And they did so, with 37 charter members that first year. George Over, Jr. was the club’s first commodore. The original board of directors included Duke Kahanamoku and Dick Soelberg, with other key roles played by John Child, Bob Miller, Art Myhre, and Guy Rothwell.


 
Three years later, in 1947, the club established one of the first junior sailing programs in Hawaii. The program is still dedicated to teaching sailing skills to Hawaii's youth, and many excellent sailors have graduated from the program. Club members Dave McFaull and Mike Rothwell went on to win silver medals in the Tornado class in the 1976 Olympic Games.
 
WYC offers a full suite of amenities, including a waterfront bar and lounge, evening dining, Sunday brunch, daily casual menu selections, a swimming pool, showers, meeting areas, and facilities for catered private events. Members often relax on the wide boardwalk that fronts modern floating docks, which accommodate up to 150 boats, ranging in size from 20 to 160 feet in length. Visiting vessels and their crews can stay at the club’s aloha slips, access water, power, and wireless Internet service, and enjoy the facilities.
 
Waikiki Yacht Club members actively participate in paddling competitions and sailing regattas for youth and adults, as well as fishing tournaments and organized short cruises. Friday night pau hana casual races and live music are enjoyed year ‘round, and seasonal social activities provide camaraderie and fun for members and their children.

We hope you will visit our club.

Hours & Directions

Effective September 1st, 2021

Monday - Galley and Bar are closed.

Tuesday -  Bar 4:00 pm-9:00 pm 

Wednesday/Thursday  - Galley 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Bar 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday - Galley 11:00 am - 9:00 pm, Bar 10:00 am - 10:00 pm w/Live Music

Saturday - Galley 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Bar 11:00 am - 9:00 pm w/Live Music

Sunday - Brunch 10:30 am - 2:00 pm, Limited Galley Menu  12 pm - 5:00 pm,
Bar open 10 am - 6 pm

Tuesday - Sunday: Space for Private Event's are available. Contact Banquet Manager for more details at banquet@waikikiyachtclub.com

Office Hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Friday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Boutique Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact Us

1599 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Phone: (808) 955.4405
Fax: (808) 941.5026

General inquiries: wyc@waikikiyachtclub.com

For racing, race committee or crew wanted/available: regatta@waikikiyachtclub.com

Visiting Yachts: Please visit our FAQs and Visiting Yachts page prior to emailing

the Port Captain regarding mooring: portcaptain@waikikiyachtclub.com

Mooring

Waikiki Yacht Club's floating docks, accommodates 150 boats, ranging in size from our 20-foot club harbor shuttle to 140 feet.

Questions about slip availability keep our Port Captain busy. Here are some of the most frequent questions and answers:

Q: I am considering joining the Waikiki Yacht Club as a regular member and have a boat. How long must I wait for a slip?

A: We must know the type of boat (power or sail), overall length, beam, width, and draft. If your boat is 25 feet or less in length, the chances of getting a slip assigned quickly are very favorable.

Q: Do sailboats get a preference over power boats?

A: The only preference we give sailboats is to try to give them an upwind slip when available and where there is sufficient draft for the keel. We generally have more slip selection for power boats, as they have more maneuverability and require less draft.

Q: What if my boat is longer than 25 feet?

A: We have two priority lists to work from, posted on the bulletin board near the rear entrance to the office:

Wet Mooring List C: This is for members who have a slip now but want to change the location (buying a bigger boat, or want to be upwind, or not enough beam width, etc.). Members on this list have first priority.

Wet Mooring List A: Members who do not have a slip but want one, either for an existing vessel, or a boat they might plan to buy in the future, would sign up on this list.

When a slip becomes available, we first contact those members on List C who match the specifications. If the slip is not filled from that list, we start calling List A members, using the same criteria. Members offered a slip but not ready with a boat may either drop off the list or go to the bottom of the list.

Q: How long will I have to wait?

A: The larger the slip, the longer the wait. Availability depends on unpredictable factors such as members moving, selling their boats, and the number on the waiting lists.

For the latest information contact the Port Captain


Leadership


The 2021 Waikiki Yacht Club Board of Directors — Seated (l to r) are: Rear Commodore for Sail Sean Doyle, Vice Commodore Ron Gridley, Commodore Ian Scott, Rear Commodore for Power Peter “Pete” Gaskell, and Immediate Past Commodore Hideki Hayashi; and standing (l to r) are: Secretary Margo Siler, Director Dick Porter, Director Michael “Mac” MacDonald, and Treasurer Chris Clothier. Not pictured is Director Vic Redding.



Board of Directors

Commodore •  Ian Scott
Commodore@waikikiyachtclub.com 

Vice Commodore • Ron Gridley
Vicecommodore@waikikiyachtclub.com                            

RC Sail • Sean Doyle
RC-Sail@waikikiyachtclub.com

RC Power • Pete Gaskell
RC-Power@waikikiyachtclub.com

Treasurer • Chris Clothier
Secretary • Margo Siler
Director • Dick Porter
Director • Mac McDonald
Director • Vic Redding

Standing Committees

As the Waikiki Yacht Club is a volunteer-led organization, club members are welcome to help manage events and attend the start of any committee meeting.

Contact the appropriate committee chair through the club’s office at (808) 955-4405.

COMMITTEE CHAIR
Activities Cynthia Ordonez
Communications Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara
Finance Yang Suh
House & Grounds Derek Clarke
Long Range Planning Dick Porter
Membership Melony Evoniuk
Mooring/Port Captain Brandon Fredrick
Nominating Mark Hazlett
Operating Ron Gridley
Paddling Carrie Clarke
Regatta Gary Evoniuk
 

Special Committees

 
COMMITTEE CHAIR
8 Bells Michael Roth
Adult Sailing/Cal 20 Rick Griffin
Ala Wai Clean-Up Naomi Wasano
Ala Wai/Ala Moana Oversight S/C Stanley L. Thornton
Buchanan Trophy S/C Michael Roth
Burgee Collection Bill Wilmot
Change of Watch S/C Stanley L. Thornton
Commodore's Ball TBD
Election TBD
Fishing/Cruising Ron Gridley
Floral Arrangements Bobbie Slater
Food & Beverage Fran Hartmann
Insurance Steven Thomas
IT & Telecommunications Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara
Judge Advocate Jim Stubenberg
Junior Fishing Alec Freeman
Navigator eNewsLetter Mariam Beard
Opening Day Pete Gaskell
Photographer Miles Anderson
Plywood Cup S/C Lyle Holden
Protest S/C Michael Roth
Publicity/PR Janet Crawford
Record Archives S/C Stanley L. Thornton
Rubber Ducky Race S/C Lyle Holden
Rules S/C Mark Hazlett
Rules, Regulations & Grievance IPC Mike Kelly
Shuttle Tony Bruce
TRANSPAC Liaison Scott Bradley
Trophy Archives S/C Michael Roth
Water Assets Jeffrey Hossellman
Waterman's Program Shawn Kelley
Waterways Program TBD
Website Clayton-Hoyt Uyehara
Windward Beat Editor Janet Crawford
Youth Sailing Connie Smales