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Laser Regatta 2021, Kaneohe Bay

Aloha Everyone, 

Welcome to the Hawaii Youth Sailing Association (HYSA) website. The goal of our organization is to support and promote youth sailing in Hawai’i.  As the 2022 commodore, I’m excited to be a part of HYSA's new initiatives to provide more sailing opportunities for sailors in Hawaii. Also, we are going paperless and working with a member management system to help make membership and clinic registration efficient.


I grew up in San Diego and was an active junior sailor at Mission Bay Yacht Club starting at an early age and have enjoyed recreational and competitive sailing throughout my life. Since moving to Hawai’i in 2001 I have been active in the local Laser and Cal 20 racing.  Looking forward to meeting everyone and helping to promote our sport here in Hawai’i.

Steve Hochart, HYSA Commodore

Aloha from HYSA Commodore

Volunteer Form
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HYSA's Mission

  The Hawaii Youth Sailing Association (HYSA) was founded to encourage, support, and promote the growth of junior sailing and racing in Hawaii.  

  The primary purpose of HYSA is to improve communication and connect junior sailors with sailing programs and available resources.  


  HYSA maintains and distributes the master calendar for junior sailing clinics, races, and special events.  Clinics are held annually for Laser, Laser Radial, El Toro, O'pen Skiff, Waszp, iQ Foil, 420 and 29er sailors to prepare them for racing at regional, national, and international levels.  Our yacht clubs host multiple regattas year-round, including the regional qualifier for the US Sailing Chubb Junior Championships.

  HYSA is a non-profit volunteer organization that relies on the support of its members, their families, junior sailing coaches, and yacht club affiliates.  It is funded solely by annual membership dues, clinic fees, and donations.  Proceeds are used to fund clinics and purchase trophies presented at the annual recognition banquet.


HYSA leans on the strength of our volunteers. Our HYSA Board members are all parent or community members devoted to providing Hawaii youth sailors with sailing opportunities.  They collaborate with various sailing directors, clubs, and community organizations to make HYSA's vision come true for many of our junior sailors.  We would love to have you join our team of volunteers during clinics, regattas, and other events, please let us know how you would like to help out.  Click here for more information on the areas that could use your support.

Mahalo for submitting!

HYSA 2024-25 Board Members

*** Hover over the name or club for contact info **

HYSA Executive Officers

Steve Hochart               HYSA Commodore / Area H Rep for

                                            US Sailing Jr Olympic

Andy Huntoon               HYSA Vice Commodore/PR

Leandra Velasco           HYSA Secretary

Bernice Parsons           HYSA Treasurer

Sailing Directors

TBD                               Hawaii YC Sailing Director

Billy Balding                  Hawaii Kai Boat Club Sailing Director

Charlie Field                  High School Sailing

Jesse Andrews              Kaneohe YC Sailing Director

Julie Frame                   Pearl Harbor YC Sailing Director

Seamus Murphy            Rainbow Bay Marina Sailing Director

Guy Fleming                  Waikiki YC Sailing Director / HLA Dir.


HYSA Club Delegates

Lisa Huntoon                 Hawaii Kai Boat Club Delegate

Steve Thomas               Hawaii Sailing Foundation

TBD                              Hawaii YC Delegate

Jennifer  Doran             Kaneohe YC Delegate

Jennifer Herring            Makani Kai YC Delegate

Linda Ladeira                Pacific YC Delegate

Erika Theising               Pearl Harbor YC Delegate

Margo Delgado             Waikiki YC Delegate

Tom MacDonald            Windclub Hawaii

HYSA Board members enjoy their time on the water, too!
HYSA Club Delegate
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