sail together. sail with us.
find your crew, your courage, your CAMARADERIE, your challenge,
at wet hens sailing
What We Do
Wet Hen volunteers provide low cost sailing classes to the military community in Oahu, Hawaii.
your sea legs.
Fall 2019 Class Dates:September 5, 12, 19, 26October 3, 17, 24, 31November 7Graduation November 8
This year we will be having a lottery!*August 20, Get your name added to the list by stopping by the Hickam Harbor office during office hours (9am to 5pm) and show your military ID.*August 21, Harbor Office will add all names to computer lottery system and draw 16 names for the Fall 2019 Wet Hens Class and 4 waitlist names if needed. If we draw your name, you will be contacted by the Wet Hens.*August 22, 9am go to Harbor office and pay for class then bring harbor receipt to Foster Point and meet the Wet Hen Board.
The Wet Hens Sailing Course has been a mainstay of Hickam Harbor since 1961. You'll get a foundation in basic sailing, knots, rigging, safety, and seamanship. You'll learn to skipper and crew a 14 foot dinghy. And hopefully make some great new friends!
$150 includes everything- instruction, boat rental, books, & life jacket.
Email our Skipper Robyn Powers if you have questions or stop by the Hickam MWR Marina Offices.
US Sailing certified instructors & curriculum
US Sailing is the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing.
US Sailing’s mission is to provide leadership, integrity and advancement for the sport of sailing. The organization works to achieve this mission through a wide range of programs, education and events which help set the course for sailors to enjoy the sport for a lifetime. For first-time sailors, US Sailing ensures that they will learn from experienced and certified instructors who follow national guidelines and curriculum developed by leaders in the training and education fields.
to build resilient and strong military families.
The Wet Hens are proud to support the MWR mission.
The Wet Hens program is offered through the office of Military Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR). The Wet Hens support MWR's goal: to promote active living through participation in recreation, fitness, sports, to build positive self-esteem and esprit de corps – essential qualities for personal and professional success. Active living also leads to improved personal health and well-being and helps build resilience and strong military families. Check out MWR's offerings at Great Life Hawaii.
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Where We @
Find us at the Hickam Marina Outdoor Recreation Offices on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Oahu, Hawaii.
Who's Talking About Us
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What's it like to sail with the Wet Hens?
A whole lot of fun, by the looks of things. A playlist of videos from past classes.
Wet Hens Featured in Army Weekly and Military Spouse Magazines
Photo: Wet Hens Instructors in Military Spouse Magazine Feature Story
Volunteer Community Agency of the Year
The Wet Hens were recognized as Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam's Volunteer Community Agency of the Year.
We logged in over 5,700 volunteer hours in 2015, and again in 2016, and 2017 and well on our way in 2019!
L to R: Ashley Minihan, Cindy Jones,Serena Keller.
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Photo by TSgt. Mike Meares.
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