This fall, learn to sail with the Wet Hens
Wet Hen volunteers provide low cost sailing classes to the military community in Oahu, Hawaii.
your sea legs.
The Wet Hens will be spending the summer months training and preparing for our next year of classes, starting in Fall 2022.
We offer three 9-session classes per year, built around school schedules as much as possible.
Tuition for the 9-session class:
Includes all lessons, boat rentals, text book, study materials, check out cards, and PFD.
Our class is open to adult women & men, 18 years or older.
Must have base access and be MWR eligible.
FALL 2022 CLASS DATES:
Registration Day is Thursday, September 8, 2022
Registration is in person and opens at 8:30 am
Please bring your ID.
There are 16 slots available, if we have more than 16 applicants, we'll have a lottery/random drawing at 9 a.m., you must be present to accept your spot in class.
We will have a short orientation session immediately following registration.
Course fees are due at that time to Hickam Outdoor Recreation (Credit card only).
Classes are Thursdays from 9 am to 12 noon
(plus one Tuesday class date)
Sept 15, 22,29
October 13,18 (Tuesday), 20, 27
November 3, 10
Graduation Party: Friday Evening Nov 11.
Email our Skipper Carissa Reed
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 lessons will be supervised by experienced and certified instructors who follow national guidelines and curriculum developed by leaders in the training and education fields.
Find out more at US Sailing.
to build resilient & 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.
Find us at the Hickam Marina Outdoor Recreation Offices on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Oahu, Hawaii.
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
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.
Thank You, Papa Lou. Hookele News
Photo by TSgt. Mike Meares.
ask questions - send us a photo - or just say hi
Email: Skipper Carissa Reed
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