Beautiful Sailing Footage From the Puerto Vallarta Race!

One of our seaworthy crew members took some great footage of the sailing vessel Hokahey, the Santa Cruz 52, on the Puerto Vallarta Race. Follow the link below to see the beautiful deep blue Pacific Ocean, and the graceful sailboat in the sun and the wind. Sail fast and stay safe, mateys!

Sailing Footage Here!


Donate now! Let’s Get Those Whippersnappers to Sea!

Mateys! Now is the time! Old Bill will match ALL donations made between August 1st – September 13th. Generous old pirate!
Please donate to support our mission of providing individuals from all backgrounds the experience of ocean sailing.
We teach individuals life skills on the sea: Sailing, knot tying, navigating, engineering, safety in the elements, planning, preparing, teamwork, leadership, marine biology, and respecting the power of the ocean.
Donate now so that we can continue our sliding scale policy and bring individuals to the great oceans.


  1. Follow this link:
  2. Click “Donate Now”
  3. Search “sailing”
  4. On “Jackon Hole Ocean Sailing Team” select “Add to cart”
  5. Add the amount you’d like to give our 501(c)3 program

We thank ye matey!

Questions? Email the captain:

“To young (wo)men contemplating a voyage I would say go” – Joshua Slocum


Ahoy! Hokahey is registered for the Puerto Vallarta Race- Mar2020

IMG_5673Sailing is a great life skill that helps people develop leadership, teamwork and STEM skills. Racing is a fun way to test those skills. And racing to Mexico is a goal for many because of the marine life, warm water, and wind that consistently blows you in the right direction. And so, the Jackson Hole Ocean Sailing Team has entered the March 2020 San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race. A premier race that attracts sailors from all over the world. We were thinking about entering the race to Cabo but they only run it in odd years! And PV is more fun anyway….

You are invited to join the crew. It starts with training. I would like you to complete three training sessions between now and March 2020. You will learn more about sailing, the boat, your role and what it will take to excel. Assuming that everything works out, you will be offered a spot on the crew.

The first training session is June 1 – 7 in La Paz. That is where JHOST keeps the boat Hokahey. Hokahey is a sleek, fast, top class race boat that is very fun. Each session requires a $1,000 donation. ($700 if you are under 21 and if you are from a challenged background, talk to the captain about our sliding scale). Your contribution gets you food, drink, and lodging on the boat for the week that we are there.

We hope you come aboard matey! If you have questions, talk to the captain:

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!

We are a registered 501(c)(3) and your donations counts as a tax write off. We appreciate your support.…/donatenow/tabid/464/default.aspx


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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