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

Upcoming Events


Summer Sailing at the Carolina Yacht Club
The Carolina Yacht Club is proud to host flourishing Summer Sailing programs. For more details please see the following.

Summer Camp Registration 

Race Team Registration

Junior Instructor Program

Junior Sailing Learning Pathways

Skipper Card Requirements

Spring Race Teams
The Carolina Yacht Club Junior Race Teams practice and travel to compete throughout the spring season. Registration and further details can be located here. Guests must be sponsored.

Carolina Spring Regatta - Register Here

Previously the annual E-Scow Regatta, and in recent years adding the VX One Class, this year we welcome the Melges 15 fleet to our annual Spring Regatta. The Carolina Spring Regatta, hosted by the Carolina Yacht Club, is a spring event that attracts competitors from all over the southeast. The 2022 event is scheduled for April 22-24th, 2022.

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 support the racing community. Dockage is available to a limited number of sponsored members.

2022 Dockage Information

Carolina Yacht Club Championship
Each year 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. 

Carolina Yacht Club Invitational 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 Skiff, 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.

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.