Charleston Community Sailing

Charleston Community Sailing


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Charleston Party Cat


James Island Charter at Charleston Community Sailing practicing for Districts. Well, kind of. Thx Charleston YC for accommodating us.
“Chartering an RS21 is the most accessible way to sail Charleston Race Week. It’s very approachable, competitive and super fun racing at an affordable price. Best of all, you just show up and go sailing” - Jake Sorosky from the winning boat at the 2020 edition! 🏆

Described as a regatta unlike any other, the 26th Anniversary of Charleston Race Week is an event you don’t want to miss, incredible racing is ultimately what this prestigious event is all about! Starting from the 28 April 2022 – 1 May 2022, this is the pinnacle regatta of the season and a must-do event on the international racing scene.

Charter includes a fully rigged competitive One-Design RS21 with E-Propulsion engine, boat insurance, on the water support, one practice day and all launching/docking costs during race week. Enter here -

We've also teamed up with Charleston Community Sailing to win your own charter ride at Charleston Race Week! Follow this link to enter -

#rs21 #charlestonraceweek #rssailing #sailitliveitloveit
Come out to James Island Yacht Club today from 3-6 to support Charleston Community Sailing at their annual Luau!
The CSC Midlands Regatta is famous throughout the Southeast as a weekend of fun on & off the water! We look forward to welcoming competitors from the fleets:
- Opti Green
- Opti Red/White/Blue
- Open Skiff (BIC)
- Laser - 4.7/Radial/Full
- Sunfish
- C420
- Lightning
- Vanguard 15
- Y-Flyer

👉 Register Today!
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Citadel Sailing will be competing at SAISA North Points #3 hosted by us @ Daniel Island Yacht Club this Saturday (9/25) & The SAISA Women’s Open also hosted by us @ Charleston Community Sailing with racing for that event to take place right off of the Charleston Battery this Sunday (9/26).

We will be sailing two teams on Saturday at SAISA North Points #3 out of Daniel Island Yacht Club (101 River Landing Dr, Charleston, SC 29492). It will be excellent spectating off of the Daniel Island Yacht Club's brand new waterfront facility & docks. There are also plenty of great restaurants & cafes located right next door to the venue like The Kingstide & The Dime. Please take into consideration that The Cooper River Bridge Run is also taking place that morning and may affect travel plans (both by water and shore).

The SAISA Women’s Open on Sunday will be sailed right off of The Battery and the best spectating will be from The East Battery or by boat if you are out on the water this Sunday. Brooke Cheatham ’23, Jessica Crawford ’23, Cari Staples ’25 & Madison Henning ’25 will be representing The Citadel at this event.
Current Cadets, Alumni & Incoming K***s all sailed together and finished 2nd at the Charleston Community Sailing & Charleston Yacht Club Summer Team Race this past Friday!
The 2021 Charleston Yacht Club Summer Team Race Invite hosted by Charleston Community Sailing kicks off this Friday with a report time for all sailors between 5-5:30pm at the CCS docks with racing to start shortly after at 6pm. It will be a single round-robin on The Ashley River with racing going until about 8pm, so if you're in the area on the water this Friday night come stop by to root on your local club!

Rotations, Results & Team Rosters can be found here:
I think these are for some sort of on-board water system as they were in the same stash as all the boat junk. If anyone knows are is interested, let me know.
High Seas foul weather gear. Good condition but needs new elastic for coveralls. XL overalls and jacket. $100 obo
SAILING CAMP FOR AUTISTIC KIDS ☼ Charleston Community Sailing is offering Camp Cool, a free two-week sailing program for children ages 10-17 with high-functioning #autism. They’ll learn basic sailing skills & water safety on the Ashley River. Choose from M-F 9-12 on June 28-July 2 or July 5-9
#BrightFutures #LoveToLearn #Inclusion
Charleston Community Sailing is excited to announce an expanded summer sailing program for kids with Autism. Camp Cool now offers 2 one-week sailing programs to learn basic on-the-water skills and experience adventure-packed days on the Ashley River and surrounding waterways.
Our friends at Camp Cool are thrilled to offer a new one week sailing program dedicated to teaching children who have high functioning Autism or Asperger’s syndrome. Camp Cool will run June 28-July 2 & July 5-9 from 9-12PM.

Due to generous support from local donors and businesses there is no cost for the participants of Camp Cool this year. There will be a lottery system for placement in the program, please let them know a little information about YOU. Charleston Community Sailing

Applications will be accepted till May 22. Registration form included in link

Your Community, Your Wind, Get Sailing! The organization has grown from having six used donated 420's, 10 local sailors and five volunteers, to one that has taught over 6000 children, produced eight local high school sailing teams, a Special Olympics Sailing Team, an outreach program - "Buddy Sail" and a full time director working with an abundance of volunteers.

Operating as usual


🚨We are hiring!! 🚨

Do you love spending time on the water? Are you looking for job and wanting to get involved in the Charleston community?

If so, we want YOU!

We need some help on our team as the season starts to pick up this spring & summer!
We’re looking for instructors, social media gurus, and other helping hands to organize some other programs that we’d like to get going this season!
We’ve got roles both big and small available, so even if you’re just considering working with us, reach out and we can chat with you and answer any questions you might have!

Reach out to Jessica at [email protected]
Or send us a DM for any other questions/concerns!
We look forward to hearing from you!


Just 2️⃣ days until our @rssailing raffle is drawn! Haven’t bought your ticket yet? Click the link in our bio! This is an amazing opportunity have your own charter for @chsraceweek , for quite a deal if your name is drawn!! Have any questions?? DM us for more info. ⛵️⛵️

Photos from Charleston Community Sailing's post 03/24/2022

This could be you!!!

We’ve partnered with RS Sailing to organize a raffle where YOU can sail an RS21 keelboat, this year with your crew for Charleston Race Week

Enter our raffle today, tomorrow, or before April 1 when the winner will be announced! DM us or get the link in our bio!

Photos from Charleston Community Sailing's post 03/23/2022

Last weekend the Vice President of our Board participated in the WASZP America Championship held in San Francisco at Richmond Yacht Club. Otto DeMuth who we’ve watched over the years also competed along with Reed Baldridge who helped coach our advanced sailors. David shared some photos of the wings from the Sail GP boats as they got to tour the facilities. So COOL! ✨ According to Loring, “Very impressive event and the kids who won will be the next generation of America’s Cup”. Full write-up coming on our website!

Photos from Charleston Community Sailing's post 03/22/2022

Today we tinkered. Thank you to those who came down to our facility offering ideas, helping on projects and sharing stories. A discussion came up with a long time supporter of what we do for the community and how important it is to provide a pathway for all to have access to sailing. That is our mission and we do provide a unique opportunity to learn to sail at any age and in turn make our area and fellow yacht clubs stronger. Thank you for believing in our mission!


The weather is finally warm and that means it’s time to start getting the Optis ready for summer camp. It will be here before we know it! We still have spots available for our summer programs. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Breaking the Screen Habit 03/19/2022

Breaking the Screen Habit

These days you hear of screen time usage - 20 years ago not so much... Good reminder on why scheduling NO screen time is important and how to break the habit. 🚫 📱💻📺

Breaking the Screen Habit Over the past two years, Americans have leaned on screens more than ever before. The New Year calls for a reset to our screen time habits.


It’s important to test our equipment and make sure all the powerboats are running and to do so at full speed. As coaches we spend most of our time idling around our sailors providing feedback and engines need to be run. Luckily today providing nice conditions to do so 🤙💙

Ginny & Gus: The Guinea Fowl Lovebirds of Lamboll Street | 03/16/2022

Ginny & Gus: The Guinea Fowl Lovebirds of Lamboll Street |

Have you ever seen Ginny & Cus? The guinea fowl who have called downtown Charleston home for 20 years!

Ginny & Gus: The Guinea Fowl Lovebirds of Lamboll Street | Ginny & Gus: The Guinea Fowl Lovebirds of Lamboll Street Written by Jill Paris. 01 October 2018 Posted in Lowcountry Lifestyles   Of all the memorable fact and fictional couples through history I share during my Love Stories of Charleston walking tour, one of the most surprising tales doesn't exact...

Camp Cool | 03/15/2022

Camp Cool |

Be cool at CAMP COOL! We have opened the lottery system and volunteer registration for our program from July 5-7, 2022.

Camp Cool | Ages 10-17 July 5-7 Monday – Friday, 9-12PM & 2-5PM Cost: Due to generous support from local donors and businesses there is no cost for the participants of Camp Cool this year.   Follow us on social media to learn when the lottery system will open for 2022! A sailing program dedicated to teaching...


NEW for 2022 —> Tinkering Tuesdays⚓️. Starting March 15 at 10A running till 12P. Lend a hand, learn something new, talk boats while helping to support our organization.⛓ 82° expecting ☀️🤞—>


We've teamed up with RS Sailing to share an exciting opportunity during Charleston Race Week... ✨Grab 2-3 of your sailing friends for a once in a lifetime experience to charter a screamin’ fast ride during Charleston Race Week 2022.👊 Enter NOW for a chance to win for only $100/per ticket! Maximum 500 tickets to be sold. Winner will be selected on April 1st. Visit the link in bio for a chance to win!🎫 --->

US Sailing's Boat Name Bracket 03/12/2022

US Sailing's Boat Name Bracket

To celebrate March Madness, US Sailing is spotlighting the best boat names of their members and pitting them head-to-head for public vote in our "Boat Name Bracket!" ⛵

Submit your boat's name for your shot at one of the 32 spots in the bracket! Voting will take place throughout March with the final winner announced on April 1st. Photos of your boat's name are strongly encouraged along with an explanation to give the public a backstory on the name. Note that names will be vetted for appropriateness. Have fun and take your best shot!🏀

US Sailing's Boat Name Bracket Please click the link to complete this form.

Junior Instructor Program | 03/11/2022

Junior Instructor Program |

We've moved our Junior Instructor application online to make it easier for YOU to apply! If you are a high school sailor between 14-18, check it out and join us for a week or more on the water THIS SUMMER!

Junior Instructor Program | This volunteer program trains young sailors to become leaders by teaching other young sailors how to sail. Must be involved in High School Sailing, or up to that ability, and want to assist in teaching beginners how to sail. Applicants must be 14-18 years of age. If you are interested in this progra...

March Newsletter | 03/10/2022

March Newsletter |

Check below to find out what's happening THIS MARCH, volunteer, learn to sail, grab a unique opportunity to sail Charleston Race Week!

March Newsletter | March Newsletter March 7, 2022 Jessica Koenig News Check out our March newsletter to see what’s happening! Please Share This Tweet Like Plus one Pin It Share Related Posts Kick off your 4th of July with the Soiree on the Sea Purchase tickets NOW for the 3rd Annual Soiree on the Sea! November Newsl...

32º Palamós Optimist- 16 Nations cup 03/08/2022

32º Palamós Optimist- 16 Nations cup

BIG WAVES & BREEZE ON in Spain for these Optimist sailors. A day of these conditions and you be sleeping like a baby!

32º Palamós Optimist- 16 Nations cup 👍👍 . Suscribt: [email protected]" rel="nofollow,noopener" target="_blank">áutica?sub_confirmation=[email protected] Sails @ADAC #optimistSince 2016 sport nautical Tv. @MundonauticaVi...

Tinkering Tuesdays 03/07/2022

Tinkering Tuesdays

We're starting something NEW✨ Come meet like minded boaters who support our mission while helping us to keep our fleet in order and facility safe for our participants. 👊 We're calling it TINKERING TUESDAYS to start, but if YOU join you can have a say in the name! 10-12PM every Tuesday, sign up in below for updates.⛵

Tinkering Tuesdays Join us on at our facility Tuesdays from 10-12PM to tinker on our fleet. From replacing tell tales, maintaining the fleet, powerboat troubleshooting to fiberglass repair - come join us, share your tricks of the trade along with stories while you help support our programs. Below you can let us know i...


The weather is getting warmer and Spring Sailing is officially open! Visit our website to register for our Spring 2022 sailing programs!

Mondays: Open 420 Practice
Wednesdays: Youth Keelboat
Fridays: Open 420 Racing

Join us for sailing this spring to learn, practice, and race with your friends!

Spring 2022 Programming | 03/04/2022

Spring 2022 Programming |

We've got Spring 2022 youth programs ONLINE.☀ Choose between an open practice working on boat handling combined with racing, a youth keel boat class aboard our J24 or end the week racing.⛵ Grab a crew or a skipper and lets get on the water as the days get longer!👊

Spring 2022 Programming | Youth Keel Boat An after school sailing program that is open to ALL who want to learn the fundamentals of sailing on a fixed keelboat. Lessons will be aboard a J24 which is the most popular one-design sailing vessel in the world. We follow US Sailing curriculum and our instructors are nationally cer...

World Sailing - World Sailing statement 01 March 2022 03/02/2022

World Sailing - World Sailing statement 01 March 2022

Yesterday there was an article in Scuttlebutt Sailing News questioning if World Sailing would issue a statement, below you can find it... COVID has had an impact on everything as will this war. Our hearts are with the Ukraine💛💙

World Sailing - World Sailing statement 01 March 2022

Photos from Charleston Community Sailing's post 02/28/2022

I am tired. Anyone else?! ⛵️ WOW, what a full weekend! A variety of conditions, 17 Varsity teams, 25 JV/Composite teams, 18 races, sailor count unsure at moment.🧣 Results below.✨ Thank you to all the volunteers who helped both on and off the water to make this event a success and the James Island Yacht Club for supporting & hosting SAISA High School Sailing. We appreciate YOU. 🙏🏽

Varsity ->
JV/Composite ->

Photos from Charleston Community Sailing's post 02/27/2022

17 Varsity teams, 25 JV/Composite teams. Breeze, sunshine, breakdowns but home before dark. Results are on tech score, rest, hydrate and let’s do it again tomorrow. Thank you to race committee team for getting races off and for dedicating your weekend to support our high school sailing. 🙏☀️💤

North Points #6 (Varsity only) | Spring 2022 02/26/2022

North Points #6 (Varsity only) | Spring 2022

Regatta time⛵️ Big drop in temperature and the water is 55° - sailors please be sure to dress appropriately with booties layers and foul weather gear.🧣 There are two events on tech score one for varsity and one for JV composite teams. Sail safe, have fun, avoid damage & good luck to all the competitors. ✨ As always we want to thank Regatta Chair, RC team of volunteers and JIYC for making this event possible - you guys rock! 🙏🏽

Varsity -> in link below
JV/Composite ->

North Points #6 (Varsity only) | Spring 2022 Summary report for Spring 2022's North Points #6 (Varsity only).

Photos from Charleston Community Sailing's post 02/25/2022

SENIORS of @portergaud getting in some practice today for one of their last high school regattas. 🤙 We look forward to a fun weekend on the water for the SAISA NP#6 event this weekend.☀️ Happy Friday!


Back after a two year hiatus.💥 Registration is OPEN for the April 2, 2022 event. If you’re not participating it’s always a cool event to spectate and help competitors on the water if needed. 🤙

Fort 2 Battery Race is open for registration!!!!

Register here:

First Sail / Keelboat / Adult Classes | 02/24/2022

First Sail / Keelboat / Adult Classes |

February keelboat classes were a wash with cooler weather but things are looking up.☀ Register NOW for our MARCH Beginner Keelboat class - Saturday or Sunday for three weeks. Get your sea feet and the basics down so you'll feel comfortable on the water.⛵

First Sail / Keelboat / Adult Classes | In 2016 we acquired two J24 sailboats from members of our community. The boats have been donated to Charleston Community Sailing and we are excited to offer a variety of programming in 2017 including US Sailing’s First Sail. J24’s are stable, non capsizable boats sailed with an instructor on boa...


Practice practice practice, some days teams are looking for wind. Fingers crossed🤞for good weather this weekend. Harbor temperature is 56°, please be sure to dress properly, breathable layers, booties, foul weather gear & sun protection. ☀️

Emily Nagel: Letter to my younger self >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News 02/22/2022

Emily Nagel: Letter to my younger self >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

We are all on a personal journey, managing obstacles and challenges that come our way. I love this series because it's real. We all probably wish we knew the things we know now then. If your “now-self” could give your “younger self” advice, what would it be?

Emily Nagel: Letter to my younger self >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News Presented by North Sails, “Letter to my younger self” is a series told from their ambassadors, and in each article their advice and personal journeys are

Summer Classes | 02/21/2022

Summer Classes |

A beautiful week ahead and summer is around the corner.☀️ Summer classes are filling up and if they are not on the registration form they are FULL. Secure your spot today and register online.💻 This weekend we will host the SAISA High School Sailing North Points #6 and we've got a great turnout!👊 March keelboat classes are coming along with OPEN SAILING options afterschool.⛵️ We are HIRING for SUMMER 2022 and please stay tuned as we'll post all future opportunities on our social media✨

Summer Classes | 2022 SUMMER SAILING REGISTRATION WILL IS OPEN!!! Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we are constantly evaluating options for our Summer Programs, scheduled to begin in June. We understand our programs provide great experiences and memories for our participants, and much needed child-care for their famili...

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- Academic Magnet
- Ashley Hall
- Bishop England
- Charleston Day School
- First Baptist Church School
- James Island Charter School
- Mason Prepatory
- Porter Gaud
- School of the Arts
- Wando High School
- The Citadel

- Buddy Sail

- Special Olympics Sailing Team, a partnership with South Carolina Special Olympics.

- Charleston County Parks & Recreation Department, Adult Learn to Sail Classes, and Youth Summer Sailing Classes

Summer of 2015 is right around the corner & what better way to have your kids spend their summer than on the water, learning valuable life lessons and building self confidence. Our programs are open to EVERYONE and we welcome children from 5 – 18. We will continue to run our popular Guppy Program & Fun Sailing Week and will also have a few new programs! Not sure what program is the right fit for your child, give us a call and we can help you!

This summer Charleston Community Sailing will continue to manage the Charleston Yacht Club Jr. Sail Program to run the biggest Junior Sail Program in town. Our fleet consists of 8-Optimists, 2-Open Bics, 2-Lasers and 13-Vanguard 420s.

The Executive Director and the Board have been working hard to ensure that Charleston Community Sailing provides a safe, fun and rewarding experience for all young sailors whether they are first time students, a returning “veteran”, or an experienced racer looking to compete at the highest levels. We look forward to seeing you out on the water!



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