There are four area yacht clubs that provide vital assistance in the operation of Sperry Charleston Race Week. Many of the volunteers who help manage the regatta come from these clubs, and along with the rest of the community, they not only provide competitors, but racing equipment (marks, etc.), race committee boats, safety boats and much more. Each of the four clubs has an active sailing program, with the majority of them focusing on serving younger sailors.
Carolina Yacht Club
This is the oldest yacht club in Charleston and is situated on East Bay with a compelling view of the Charleston Harbor. Summer races and a number of other regular CORA events are started and finished from their docks.
Charleston Yacht Club
Hobcaw Yacht Club
Located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, the clubs’ waterfront lies on the eastern bank of the Wando River just upstream of the confluence of the Wando and Cooper Rivers feeding into the Charleston Harbor. See details on using their launch ramp on the logistics page.
James Island Yacht Club
The club is currently undergoing significant dock rework this year but continues its roles as competitors, race officials, volunteers and others.
Charleston Community Sailing
Charleston Community Sailing Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve the community and the sport of sailing by providing access, facilities, and sailing instruction to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, skill levels, and physical abilities. Our purpose is to engage the lives of all, ages 5+ years old, in unique learning experiences through innovative programs, to build character and promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. To learn more please click their link at the bottom of the page.
College of Charleston Sailing
The College of Charleston Sailing Association, available to all the Charleston Community and beyond is hot to over 170 members and offers open sailing year round.
Dedicated to increasing participation and promoting sailing awareness and opportunities in and around Charleston. This is a useful resource for contacts sailors may need in our area.
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