Junior Sailing Classes

The mission of the junior sailing classes at Kaneohe Yacht Club is to provide a superior and comprehensive sailing curriculum for tweens and teens of all ages and abilities. Junior sailing classes range from beginning how-to-sail to advanced racing techniques. The sailing curriculum at Kaneohe Yacht Club is a hands-on, interactive learning experience. Lessons are challenging yet fun. New skills are positively reinforced on the water.

Classes are taught by experienced instructors with U.S. Sailing Certification, Red Cross, CPR and First Aid training. Instructors strive to be positive role models, promoting sportsmanship and safety above all. They encourage camaraderie and respect for fellow students. Many students develop personal connections with their peers and instructors. We see a number of our students return session after session while they move on with their friends to more advanced classes. These classes are a lot of fun and for some kids sailing is a perfect fit and a lifelong activity.

Give it a try! Classes are held in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

KYC Members automatically get a 10% discount if they sign for two (2) sessions or more.   There is a 10% discount coupon code, OWN BOAT for those using their own boat.  There is a 10% discount coupon code, SIBLING, for families that are signing up siblings.  

If you have questions, please contact our Director of Sailing - Jesse Andrews via E-mail at

Adult Sailing Classes

Kaneohe Yacht Club also offers adult how-to-sail classes in a Cal-20 sailboat. Classes are hands-on opportunities to learn basic seamanship, the rules of the road, and basic sailing techniques. The lessons and terminology learned in these classes can be applied to almost any sailboat. Classes are taught in a supportive environment with two to three students and one instructor aboard the boat. Classes run at various times throughout the year, please contact the Front Office if a class will be starting soon.


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