Announcement: Hokahey Entered in Newport to Cabo San Lucas Race 2020!

Ahoy mateys! Hokahey will be participating in the Newport Harbor-Cabo San Lucas race in March of 2020. We are looking for crew!¬†All of the fastest and coolest boats on the western seaboard are entering so naturally, Hokahey had to be there ūüėÄ
We will race along 1,100mi of coastline from California to Baja California del Sur, Mexico, the winds will be at our back, and we will fly the spin and code 0 sails. Name something more fun, we’ll wait ūüėČ

The situation:
Our sailing vessel Hokahey is birthed in La Paz, Mexico, and we will use La Paz as our primary training location. La Paz is an ideal place to practice flying the spinnaker. Ten to fifteen knots of wind and the most beautiful sea you’ve ever seen, matey!
It also happens to be a great place to swim with whale sharks and anchor in deserted coves.

Each sailor who will join the¬†race crew will have to commit to attending 3 of Hokahey’s practice sessions in La Paz, and additionally 3 JH Crew meetings in Jackson Hole. You have 15 months to fulfill these requirements so if it’s an issue talk to the Captain!

Approximate Race date:
March 15, 2020

Scheduled Practice Sails (Crew must attend at least three):

  1. Proposed first sail date: March 23-31, 2019
  2. Proposed second sail date: May 18-23, 2019
  3. Proposed third sail date: August 17-22, 2019
  4. Proposed fourth sail date: November 2-7, 2019
  5. Proposed fifth sail date: December 28-January 2, 2019-2020
  6. Proposed delivery of Hokahey to Newport Beach: March 1- 8, 2020
  7. Approximate Cabo Race date: March 15, 2020

For each practice sail, under 21s donate $700 and over 21s donate $1000.
Or ask the Captain about our sliding scale policy.
Plus, provide your own transportation to La Paz.

Curious about the race? Learn more here:

Note: Anyone who would like to be a part of Jackson Hole Sailing Team is welcome to participate in these sails, but if spots fill up, preference will be given to those who intend to race with us.

Questions or concerns? Email the captain:

15 men on a dead man’s chest, yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!
Drink to the devil had none for the rest, yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

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Donate to Support Beginner Sailors

Ahoy mateys. Follow the link to donate now, and give individuals of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity learn to sail and learn about the ways of the ocean. We accept ALL sailors of any level. You are all¬†seaworthy as far as we’re concerned. Follow the link below!

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Donate NOW and Old Bill will match your contribution!

Ahoy mates! NOW is the time to donate to¬†Jackson Hole Ocean Sailing Team because your contribution will be partially matched by Old Bill’s!

Over the past 12 months, JHOST has had a summer lake sailing program for kids, entered ocean sailboat races, and cruised the boat down to La Paz Mexico to study sea life unique to the region. JHOST brings sailors of all levels on adventures where they learn about leadership, Science, Technology, and how to make the boat go fast while leaving a minimal carbon footprint on the planet.Most importantly, JHOST has a sliding scale policy so individuals from ALL backgrounds can have access to these experiences.

PLEASE follow the link below, click on Old Bill’s, specify Jackson Hole Ocean Sailing Team, and your contribution will be partially matched by Old Bill’s.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) and your gift counts as a tax write-off.…/donatenow/tabid/464/default.aspx

We thank you.


Crew Needed! Thanksgiving 2018 and January 2019

Ahoy there! We have two sails coming up and are looking for crew:
1) Thanksgiving 2018 Sail
2) January 2019 Sail

Both sails will be in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Details coming soon!

Reminder that we are a non-profit organization with a sliding scale policy, so YOU can log off your screen and come learn the ways of the sea. Visit to learn more!

Sails in 2018 and 2019

Another Successful Voyage!

Another fabulous week cruising the islands near La Paz, Mexico. Super hot days, sunshine, and swimming at deserted beaches. Leaping Manta Rays, fun-loving sea lions, hikes to the top of mountains that look down on the Sea of Cortez. Plenty of strong wind to blow Hokahey on all points of sail. Each night the Coromuel winds blow 26 knots and the evening air cools to a perfect sleeping temperature.
Hokahey will be in La Paz for the next six months. Let us know if you would like to join the Jackson Hole Ocean Sailing Team on an amazing adventure.
We accept sailors of all ages and ability. Look at the two crew members below! Ask us about our sliding scale policy! We welcome individuals from all backgrounds!JHOSTMexYoungDrivers

Mateys! The Sea of Cortez Calls To You


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Mateys! Your presence has been requested in the Sea of Cortez! The captain be lookin’ fer crew fer the old sailing vessel Hokahey. All sailing levels are welcome aboard for this trip of a lifetime, where we will learn life skills, study biology, and find adventure.

In March we be castin’ off the lines where Hokahey be birthed in La Paz, and you’ll be mannin’ the sails as she cruises through the famous waters that renown¬†marine biologist Jacque Cousteau dubbed “the World’s Aquarium.” Prepare yerselves for gray whales moving through the water alongside us, sea turtles lifting their heads to sip the soft air, sailfish making clean breaches in the distance, sea lions playing tug-o-war with kelp, and as always, dolphins, keeping sharks at bay and surfing our bow wake. Prepare yerselves to see uninhabited islands sitting in water that is brimming with life!

Crew members:
All levels welcome, including first-time sailors. Crew members aboard Hokahey will learn to sail, navigate, plan voyages, and identify and study the marine biology we encounter in the Sea of Cortez. The Sea of Cortez is nicknamed “The World’s” Aquarium” and will not disappoint. It is a prime location to study grey whales, giant game fish such as marlin and dorado, sea lions, sea turtles, whale sharks, and hundreds of other types of marine species. At times even orcas make an appearance in this body of water!

Mexico- La Paz, cruising in the Sea of Cortez, and anchoring in her coves and off of her islands.

Arrival- March 25, 2018
Departure- April 1, 2018

Fly into Cabo San Lucas and take a shuttle to La Paz OR fly directly into La Paz and take a car to where Hokahey is birthed.

You get yourself¬†to and from Hokahey in La Paz, and also donate $333 to the Jackson Hole Sailing Team to support youth voyages so even the landlocked can learn the ways of sailing, navigating, and the ocean’s mysterious temperaments.
If you are dealing with economic challenges, let us know- We have a sliding scale!

Further questions mateys? Email the captain:

See you all in the Sea of Cortez, ye landlubbers! The ocean be callin’¬†ya!

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Enter “The World’s Aquarium”

Hola sailors and sailor-wanna-bees,

Jackson Hole Ocean Sailing Team is sailing from Marina del Rey to La Paz Mexico on December 23. We will cruise down during the peak of Grey Whale migration and arrive in the beautiful port of La Paz on or before January 2.  Want to join us?

catalina-race-moving-slideGood opportunity to learn about sailing, sea life, science technology engineering and math. No experience necessary, just have the spirit of adventure and embrace ocean life.


The JH Ocean Sailing Team will have the boat in La Paz January-March 2018. Here¬† are the opportunities for adventure and learning in what Jacque Cousteau called “the world’s aquarium”…the Sea of Cortez.

Trip 1: January 25, 26, 27

Trip 2: February 10-19

Trip 3: March 29,30,31

We will sail to Los Islotes and swim with sea lions, watch the manta rays jump and look for whale sharks. All while sailing in the 53 foot long ocean racing sailboat with a carbon mast! Contact