About the Bay


Sailing conditions are characterized by world famous trade winds, flat water, and blue skies.

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KYC Racing Marks

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Andrew Meade

  KYC Regatta Chair


With over 100 race-days throughout the year, Kaneohe Yacht Club is Hawaii’s most active racing venue.

Kaneohe Yacht Club plays host to a full spectrum of competitive and fun-spirited racing events that appeal to every breed of sailor. Our one-design and handicap fleets, including yachts, keelboats, skiffs and dinghies, are raced year-round inside the protected waters of the bay. The Offshore Racing Fleet ventures outside the bay on long distance races to destinations such as Molokai and Waimea Bay. The club holds 5 State Championship Regattas and hosts several world-class events including the Pacific Cup, Pac- Rim Regatta, and the upcoming 2013 Moth Worlds.
As Regatta Chair, I manage KYC’s racing operations throughout the year. Working alongside fleet captains and a team of dedicated volunteers it is my job to organize the club’s regattas. My responsibilities include organizing race committees, issuing race notifications, scoring results, assembling protest committees, managing equipment, and promoting volunteerism among the racers. 

Pacific Cup

The Pacific Cup is a yacht race from San Francisco to Kaneohe Yacht Club on Oahu. The race is run in even-numbered years by the Pacific Cup Yacht Club and others. This “Fun Race to Hawaii” has run for over 26 years with hundreds of boats from 24-foot to 140-foot yachts. Innumerable family efforts and avid racers have successfully challenged and sailed the 2,070 nautical mile course.

The Pacific Cup Yacht Club was formed to run the Pacific Cup race from San Francisco Bay to Hawaii. Originally a loose organization operating out of Ballena Bay Yacht Club, the club incorporated in the 1980s to take firmer control of the race and its finances.

The members and board of the club are firmly committed to running a race that is competitive, fun, and safe, and operate the race with a focus on preparation and openness to a wide range of entrants, from tiny double handers to mega yachts and from family adventures to well-tuned racing syndicates

Schedule of Events Prior to Finishing:
   July 6, Sunday    First Start off StFYC 
   July 13, Sunday   SDO and Comms Setup on Upper Deck
   July 15, Tuesday   All Volunteers Gathering
   July 16, Wednesday   Finish Line Training at MCBH
   July 20, Sunday   Expanded Services Begin at KYC