build your sailing tribe
at wet hens sailing
sail together. sail with us.
What We Do
Wet Hen volunteers provide low cost sailing classes to the military community in Oahu, Hawaii.
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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 Katie McKay 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 leads to improved personal health and well-being and helps build resilience and strength for military families. Check out MWR's offerings at Great Life Hawaii.
Where We @
Find us at the Hickam Marina Outdoor Recreation Offices on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Oahu, Hawaii.
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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 log an average of 5700 volunteer hours per year!
L to R: Ashley Minihan, Cindy Jones,Serena Keller.
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Photo by TSgt. Mike Meares.
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Email: Skipper Katie McKay
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