are extended to 16 weeks as opposed to the 10 week Fall session. We have
kept the entry fees close to the Fall pricing for an even better price per
class! The Spring Sailing Program is a great opportunity to get
more individual instruction. Classes are normally smaller in size in
the Spring so students can take advantage of a better instructor to
student ratio. Students in the Topper class will have more opportunities to
sail by themselves and accelerate up into other classes at a faster pace. These
classes focus on safety, fun and sailing skill building.
the Springtime, weather conditions can be unpredictable. We suggest having a
wetsuit or lightweight jacket available for the cooler, rainy and more
windy days. There will be one make-up day on May 27th if we have to cancel a
class due to extreme conditions such as thunder or a large storm. We are
looking forward to watching and sharing many lifelong skills with
the Spring sailing students! Please feel free to email me
at Andrewsjesse@gmail.com with
any questions. In addition to regularly scheduled classes, the program offers
participation in local regattas as well as Friday night Dinghy Races.
**Sibling Registration: When
registering multiple children, the system requires each child to be fully
registered and paid for individually. Please register each child separately.
When registering, please
include your member number for the child or grandchild (found on gate card). Membership
will be verified. Coupons
KYC Members automatically get 15% OFF when you log into Clubspot with your KYC
In an atmosphere of camaraderie and
fun, Junior sailors learn the basics of sailing including all points of sail,
knots, water safety, and seamanship while building confidence and developing
organizational and social skills.
To register for sailing, each child must be a
minimum age of 9 for all classes unless special permission has been given
by Jesse for students with prior sailing experience. All class sizes are limited
and students will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. A PARENT or
LEGAL GUARDIAN must register their child and electronically sign the “Kaneohe
Yacht Club Jr Activities Waiver” in order for participation (the waiver will be
emailed to you once payment is received).
Payment will not be
processed to be added to the waitlist*.
Policy: Class fees are fully
refundable up to 7 days prior to the first day of the session with a $50
cancellation fee. Cancellations received after this period are
Missed Class Time: Fees will NOT be prorated/refunded
for missed class time of any kind e.g cancellation due to bad weather, child
illness, family trips, late registration, etc. If you are going to miss a
class due to personal reasons please call the front office or text Jesse at
808-381-5989 prior to class.
Consent and Waiver of
Liability, Assumption of Risk & Indemnity Agreement must be signed and submitted
prior to the first day of instruction in order for participation.
What to bring to class: Please bring a change of
clothes, sunscreen or pre screened before class, covered shoes are recommended
at all times for safety reasons. There is sometimes broken glass by the
recycling areas and sharp objects in boats not to mention the reef if the boat
ends up there! Old tennis shoes or reef walkers are a good choice. Slippers
tend to float away! Also recommended is a hat and a reusable water
bottle. We have cold water in the clubhouse and there is also a drinking
fountain by the pool. Please mark you water bottles and clothing with a waterproof
marker so we can identify the owner.
LIFEJACKETS Personal Lifejackets are required to participate in the
sailing program for safety reasons. A Coast Guard approved Type III life
jacket (vest type) is the type we use. The Personal Floatation Device
(PFD) should be fitted to each individual so it will not float up around their
ears when they are in the water. The PFD should have their name marked in
permanent marker. Each child needs to provide their own lifejacket.
Level 1 Young Novice:
Ages 8-10 that are
relatively new to sailing. Learning the essentials of sailing. Some
skills taught will be to pass a swim test, right a capsized boat, tie a variety
of knots, three ways to tell where the wind is coming from, Use and understand
hand signals on the water, name points of sail and rigging and derigging
boats. On the water skills taught will be to follow the leader, sail a
figure 8 course, sail a triangle course, sail to the dock safely, Tack and jibe
and learn how to get out of irons. These classes will have a student to
adult ratio of 5 to 1 or less.
Level 2 Novice
Ages 9-16 that are
relatively new to sailing. May have taken a sailing class before but is still
working on skippering the boat back to the club, docking, being able to sail
upwind and adjust to the various wind conditions. Pass a man overboard
recovery, learn basic right of way rules. After showing instructors that they
are sufficient at sailing around a course in tradewinds as a skipper and a
crew, rigging and derigging, safely and properly tacking and jibing, docking,
tying the various knots then they are ready to be Level 3!
Level 3 intermediate
These sailors will be
working on skippering a boat safely and proficiently. They will be
introduced to O'Pen Skiffs (Bics), El Toro's and possibly Lasers and
420's. They must learn to properly rig and derig these boats. Learn how
to steer the boat using their weight and sail trim, tacking and jibing
correctly in up to 15 knots of wind. Learn how a start and a race works. Be able
to use the hiking strap and sail "on the wind" for an upwind leg of
the course. Know how to read telltales and learn the five basic racing
Level 4 Advanced intermediate
By now you are sailing in
the local races such as the KYC Friday night fun races and are starting to sail
in the HYSA events and other local races. You are comfortable sailing in 15
knots without too much assistance. You know how to find the favored end
of the starting line and are getting better at roll tacking and sailing wind
shifts correctly upwind and down. You can tack and jibe without much
issue in up to 15 knots of wind.
Level 5 Advanced
You have gone to events and
have placed in the top three in an event with more than three people! You
are starting to enjoy the racing circuit and can handle a full sized El Toro
and Bic sail in 15 knots of wind. You enjoy the challenge of heavier
winds and the thrill of going fast and learning the finite skills such as low
speed start maneuvering, surfing waves, using the spinnaker on the 420,
trapezing and competing with the KYC race team at regattas!
Level 6 Expert!
You are able to skipper and
crew in 420's and have competed in events with a trapeze and spinnaker.
You are able to sail boats in over 15knots of wind and feel comfortable.
You enjoy helping others by showing them to properly rig and instructing on and
off the water. You are starting to do qualifying regattas and travelling
to the mainland for National events. If you are sailing double-handed
boats you have a steady partner. You can sail the 29er and recover from
capsizing on your own even with the spinnaker up. You or your crew can
tight reach with the spinnaker and on the trapeze. You know the rules of
sailing and show good sportsmanship and seamanship! Congrats if you make
it this far in sailing! You will make lifelong friends all over the
country and even the world. Sailing can be addicting and turn into a
lifelong sport and lifestyle!