Carolina Yacht Club is a member of US Sailing and of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. Our sailing program is open to youth and adults and runs all year long. We teach learn-to-sail classes, and offer a variety of advanced clinics. The junior sailing program runs spring through fall and uses the Optimist, O’pen BIC, Club 420, and J/22. Carolina Yacht Club offers a dynamic summer sailing program popular in the Charleston area.

The view from the Carolina Yacht Club is over the Cooper River into the Atlantic Ocean. The Club’s Members have use of a private boatyard, floating docks, jet docks, a boat ramp, and two hoists. We have a full-time sailing director and dock master on staff, supported by many part-time instructors and dock hands.


Regatta Dates

Upcoming Events

CYC Open RegattaJuly 28-29th
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Lightning Wild OysterOct 19-21st
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VX One North American ChampionshipsNov 1-4th
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Open Bic Midwinter Championship, Nov 17-18th


Dockage during Charleston Race Week
Carolina Yacht Club is supportive of Charleston Race Week and allows restricted usage of club facilities during this annual event to help the racing community. Dockage is available to a limited number of sponsored members.

E-Scow Regatta
Each spring we host the E-Scow Regatta, usually scheduled the weekend right after Charleston Race Week. This event attracts competitors from all over the Southeast. This regatta is exclusively for E-Scow one design boats only.

Carolina Yacht Club Championship
Each spring we host the annual Club Sailing Championship sailed on J/22’s. The winners are declared the Club’s sailing champions and their names are engraved on the permanent trophy. The winner of every uneven year will represent the Carolina Yacht Club the next year at the prestigious invitational
Resolute Cup hosted by the New York Yacht Club.

Carolina Yacht Club Open Regatta
The last weekend of July we host Charleston’s largest summer regatta. This event gathers 250 competitors from the entire southeast. Laser, Lightening, E-Scow, Sea Island One Design, Club 420, O'Pen BIC, and Optis are just a few of the many one design classes that come to race in this regatta. Our annual Commodore’s Reception is held on Saturday night and is always a spectacular event for both members and competitors.

Wild Oyster Regatta
Each fall, the third weekend of October, we host the Wild Oyster Regatta. This event is only open to the International Lightning One Design class. It is one of the best attended lightening class events in the nation. We attract sailors from the Midwest, New England, and the Great Lakes. This regatta offers the opportunity to compete against some of the world’s greatest sailors in our own backyard.

Feel free to call the Sailing Office for more information: (843)973-3558.