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HYSA Tech Shirts

With a HYSA 2023 Membership, you will receive a neon yellow tech shirt.  HYSA Tech Shirts come in unisex sizes of XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL.  

Anyone can purchase an extra HYSA tech shirt on-site during the next HYSA event, at Check-in only.  We accept cash, or credit card. $25 each shirt

HYSA Logo

What Does it Represent?

The Hawaii Youth Sailing Association has gone through various logo iterations since its fruition in the mid-1990s.  The design below was created by Leslie Johnson sometime in the early 2000's.  The sailboats represented are the Laser, 420, El Toro, and the Topper.

 

 

The current HYSA logo (left) was created by Zach Kaan in 2014.  The original design included a rainbow arch over the sails.  The 2019 sailing season tech shirts received a revision to include elements of our Hawaiian Islands and culture.  Leslie Johnson is credited for the addition of the silhouette of the Hawaiian 'Iwa, the Great Frigatebird, and the Hawaiian Kapa design of the ocean waves and flowing currents that surround our islands, additionally symbolizing our island's convergence of cultures from all parts of the world.

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Elements of the HYSA Logo

The bird - Hawaiian 'Iwa, the Great Frigatebird, is a seabird that can be seen across all the islands and is considered a circum-equatorial bird.  In this region, they tend to nest in the remote islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  It gets its Hawaiian name 'iwa, meaning "thief," because it literally steals its food from other seabirds.  Learn more about this thief in-flight here.

Sails of various HYSA fleetsEl Toro, 420, Open Skiff (Bic), Laser

Ocean waves and currents - A Hawaiian Kapa design of the ocean waves and currents that flow around the islands, a symbolism of the convergence of cultures in Hawaii.  Learn a bit about Hawaiian Kapa and designs from here and this video here.

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