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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.

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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 2022


The 2022 Waikiki Yacht Club Board of Directors
Seated (l to r): Immediate Past Commodore Ian Scott; Vice Commodore Pete Gaskell; Commodore Ron Gridley: Rear Commodore Power Dave McComas; Rear Commodore Sail Sean Doyle.
Standing (l to r) are: Treasurer Chris Clothier; Director Michael “Mac” MacDonald; Director Gary Evoniuk. Not pictured - Director Dick Porter and Secretary Christine Denton.

Board of Directors
 

Commodore • Ron Gridley
Commodore@waikikiyachtclub.com 

Vice Commodore • Pete Gaskell
Vicecommodore@waikikiyachtclub.com

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

RC Power • Dave McComas
RC-Power@waikikiyachtclub.com

Treasurer • Chris Clothier
Secretary • Christine Denton
Director • Dick Porter
Director • Mac McDonald
Director • Gary Evoniuk