The Charleston Yacht Club was founded in 1934 to foster interest in water sports. Located in downtown Charleston, the club is centrally located for everyone. Whether you stop by for a drink after work or boat over on the weekend, there is always something going on at the club. The flagroom is a perfect place for large gatherings with views and a porch overlooking the Ashley River.
WHAT WE SAIL:
OPTIMIST: Optimists are designed for young kids., 8-15 years of age. They can handle them without danger, fear or back-strain and sail them singlehanded. The Optimist is not only one of the biggest dinghy classes in the world, it is the fastest growing
Open BIC: The fast, planing hull of the O’pen Bic gives a dynamic sailing experience of a true dinghy that heels. Being at the helm of this powerful machine gives you the same excitement normally experienced on a boat for adults. With its 60-foot Open design, including a totally open self draining stern, even capsizing is fun! Young sailors are fully independent on the water and will be proud to sail such a modern-looking and elegant boat, one that both sails and looks like the boat of today’s champions.
VANGUARD 420: Ideal for crews ranging in size from 220-310 lbs., the 420 is manageable for sailors coming out of the Optimist class and enables young sailors to learn teamwork skills that simply can”t be learned in single-handed boats. Charleston Community Sailing Inc. has a fleet of 13 competitive 420s for use in the summer program. The 420 is simple and safe for beginning sailors and yet quick enough to keep collegiate All-Americans interested.
Club Contact Details
||Charleston Yacht Club
||17 Lockwood Dr, The City Marina
||P O Box 20474