Junior Sailors

Learn to race sailboats! Pearl Harbor Yacht Club gives Junior Sailors 10-18 an opportunity to sail competitively with other clubs and participate in sailing opportunities across the island. These youth sailors are able to take their skills to the next level and become sailors for life!


Wahine Racing! Racing is not just for kids! There are many opportunities for adults to join in, too with HLA and HYRA and Wahine Racing Series. Or just racing around the hamburger buoy on a Thursday afternoon.

Helpful Sailing Stuff to Know

US Sailing - The National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, US Sailing’s mission is to provide leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States.

HYRA - Hawaii Yacht Racing Association - HYRA's mission is to support offshore yacht racing and class racing.

HYSA - Hawaii Youth Sailing Association - The Hawaii Youth Sailing Association (HYSA) was founded to encourage, support, and promote the growth of junior sailing and racing in Hawaii. The primary purpose of HYSA is to improve communication and connect junior sailors with sailing programs and available resources. HYSA maintains and distributes the master calendar for junior sailing clinics, races, and special events.

HLA- Hawaii Laser Association - A series of Laser races each year hosted at various locations. Contact Guy Fleming.

Wahine - Women are encouraged to participate in the Wahine Sailing Series as well as events with HLA and HYRA.

Hawaii Associations and Yacht Clubs

HYRA Hawaii Yacht Racing Association

HYSA Hawaii Youth Sailing Association

HLA Hawaii Laser Association

HKBC Hawaii Kai Boat Club, Hawaii Kai

HYC Hawaii Yacht Club, Honolulu

KYC Kaneohe Yacht Club, Kaneohe

MKYC Makani Kai Yacht Club, Kaneohe

PHYC Pearl Harbor Yacht Club, Aiea

PYC Pacific Yacht Club, Hickam AFB

RBM Rainbow Bay Marina, Pearl Harbor

WYC Waikiki Yacht Club, Honolulu

WAHINE Wahine Sailing Series


Youth Sailing - HYSA 2022 Schedule


Learn to Sail!

MWR Sailing Classes at Rainbow Bay Marina (Military / DoD only) - To sign up Call 808-781-6318, email hickamharbor@gmail.com or stop by Hickam Harbor Marina office. New classes each month! Private lessons available and some weekend classes.

  • YOUTH CLASS: Beginner- Monday & Wednesday 12:00-2:00pm or 3:30-5:30pm ; YOUTH Class: Intermediate - Tuesday & Thursday 12:00-2:00pm or 3:30-5:30pm

  • ADULT Class: Beginner - Monday & Wednesday 9:30-11:30 am ; ADULT Class: Intermediate - Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:30 am

  • INTRO TO RACING - First four Saturdays of every month, 1:00-5:00pm. Learn race course, racing rules, boat physics, boat handling, spinnakers and more! Class size 2-4 students.

  • ADVANCED RACING - Sundays 1:00-5:00pm. Improve racing and sailing skills as a group. This class uses a punch card system to provide the necessary flexibility for sailors to drop in when they can or who can't commit to every Sunday. (Intro to Racing class is a prerequisite).

Rainbow Bay Marina Slip Rental and Dry Boat Storage - PHYC is not involved with this area. But if you have questions, look here or call the Rainbow Bay office at 808-784-0167.

2022 HYRA Calendar