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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, for dry storage of their boats and trailers along with, floating Docks and Jet Docks.

Each year the Carolina Yacht Club is host to the following Open Regattas… E-Scow Regatta, Carolina Yacht Club Regatta and the Wild Oyster Regatta. For more information on these races, please click on the provided links. Additional information is also available from the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association.



E-Scow Regatta

The annual E-Scow Regatta, hosted by the Carolina Yacht Club, is a spring event that attracts competitors from all over the southeast. The 2016 event will be held Friday, April 22nd - Sunday, April 24th. This will be the weekend directly after Charleston Race Week. This regatta is exclusively for E-Scow one design boats only.

Carolina Yacht Club Open Regatta

The annual Carolina Yacht Club Open Regatta is Charleston’s largest summer regatta. It is usually held the last weekend of July. This event gathers 130 competitors from the entire southeast. Lasers, Lightening’s, E-Scow, Sea Island One Design, and Opti’s are just a few of the many one design classes that come to race in our regatta. Our annual Commodore’s Reception is held on the first night of the regatta and is always a spectacular event for both Members and competitors.

Wild Oyster Regatta

The annual Wild Oyster Regatta is held in the late fall and is only open to the International Lightning One Design class. This is one of the most well attended lightening class events in the nation. This regatta, on average, attracts sailors from the Midwest, New England, and the Great Lakes. The 2014 event attracted 88 competitors that were both novices and professionals. This regatta offers the opportunity to sail against some of the world’s greatest sailors in our own backyard.

2015 Wild Oyster Regatta

Wild Oyster - Notice of Race

Wild Oyster - Sailing Instructions