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 year round and utilizes the Optimist, O'pen Bic, Club 420, Laser, 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, waterfront director, and dock master on staff, supported by numerous part-time instructors and dock hands.


Regatta Dates

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.

O'pen Skiff Midwinters

Carolina Yacht Club hosts annually the Midwinter Championship for the O'pen Skiff Class. This event is open to junior sailors participating in the Un-Regatta style. 

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