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POWER BOATING

Waikiki Yacht Club offers a great environment for power boaters. Immediately outside of the Ala Wai boat harbor lie the picturesque Waikiki coastline and great fishing grounds.

Club members may want to take advantage of the club’s work dock, small boat hoist capable of lifting 4,000 pounds, and stationary A-frame lift.

Power boaters can participate in a variety of activities sponsored or hosted by the Waikiki Yacht Club. These include fishing tournaments, cruises, and volunteer support for long-distance outrigger canoe paddling races and sailing regattas.

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 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron, are also offered at the club. For information refer to the Vessel Safety Checks Web page.

WYC 2019 Keiki Fishing Tournament

 

The 36th Annual Keiki Fishing Tournament (Sunday, April 28, 2019) was a great success! Sponsored by WYC and HYC, the tournament is a catch, measure, and release community activity that fosters appreciation of sustainable management of the marine environment. About 85 kids from all over Oahu participated. Dozens of adults volunteered their time and/or boats to ensure that that a fun and safe time was had by all! This is an annual event, held in late spring. Be sure to look for the tournament next year and join the fun!  In the meantime, checkout this awesome video on the 2019 Annual Keiki Fishing Tournament! 




 

Support Boats



Sailboat racers are much obliged to the Waikiki Yacht Club’s race committee members, who in addition to offering their time, also drive power boats to set marks and standby to officiate the races. The club owns some small power boats that it uses as committee boats, but there is always a need for other vessels during major regattas. For more information, refer to the Sailing pages.

Power boaters can also support the world-class Transpac Yacht Race. The Waikiki Yacht Club shares rotating duty with the Hawaii Yacht Club and Kaneohe Yacht Club to host the sailors arriving from California. Power boats are needed round the clock to take judges out to selected vessels for onboard safety inspections, as well as to greet each incoming vessel and guide her to the club.

The Waikiki Yacht Club Paddling Team needs escort boats to accompany the outrigger canoe paddling teams across long distances and to accommodate the paddling crew changes during the race. Distance canoe races are held annually from August to early October. Interested boaters may want to refer to the WYC paddling page.

 

Education

Honolulu Sail & Power Squadron Classes at WYC:
HAR 13-244-15.5 requires that all operators of power-driven vessels in state waters propelled by greater than 10-hp motors, including sailboats with auxiliary motors, complete Mandatory Boating Safety Education and have proof of certification by November 10, 2014.

The Honolulu Sail & Power Squadron, a local unit of the United States Power Squadrons, is offering the ABC Boating Safety Class over three consecutive Tuesdays, starting March 25, at the Waikiki Yacht Club from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This course meets the State of Hawaii requirements as a certified boating safety course and is recognized by the Hawaii Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation.

This course will teach the basics of safe boat operation and piloting, is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and has been approved by the National Association of State Boating Administrators.