Dataw Island Cruise

Friday, August 29rd to Monday September 1st

Dataw Island is a great destination. Plan to be there Labor Day weekend. We have made arrangements for docking on the outside or the inside of the long face dock, which means easier docking. We’ve got the shelter scheduled for a Saturday evening cocktail party and the restaurant is expecting us for dinner afterwards. We’ll meet again for breakfast in the shelter Sunday morning. Of course, everything is optional. Some of us will be arriving Friday and will stay until Monday, but you can come later and depart sooner, depending upon your schedule. The marina has bicycles, or you may be able to rent a golf cart from the pro-shop, depending upon availability. The Morgan River should be a good fishing ground or fun to explore in a dinghy.

Dockage is $1.75 per foot per night with a $5 or $10 charge for 30 Amp or 50 Amp power, respectively. Bicycles are available at the marina (first come, first serve) for no charge, and the charge for golf carts is $21 per day. For those who can’t come by boat, Dataw Resort Villas are available for $190 plus tax per night. These are two bedroom villas and can be shared. On holidays there is a three night minimum, but if they still have villas available during the week before Labor Day, they would probably not require the three night minimum.

Boats needing dockage reservations should call Rett Bootie, the Harbor Master, at 843-838-8410. If you want to reserve a villa, call Heidi Arroyave-Kook at 843-838-4243. (Let Heidi know you’re part of the Charleston Yacht Club group and if you’re calling that week before Labor Day weekend, let her know that I said there might not be a three night minimum requirement.) I will get a headcount for dinner reservations on Saturday and let the restaurant know how many we will have. The cocktail party Saturday evening will be BYOB, and you can bring an hors-d’oeuvre if you like. Breakfast Sunday morning at the shelter will be omelets or pancakes or both with coffee and juice (and maybe even Bloody Marys and Mimosas).

There will be a sign-up sheet in the lounge at the club. Please sign up so that we’ll know how many people to expect. Be sure to include your e-mail address. The trip to Dataw Island via the ICW is approximately 56 statute miles (50 nautical miles) from City Marina and approximately 50 nautical miles from the Charleston jetties (G17) to St. Helena Sound and up the Morgan River. Additional navigation information is being sent out for the boats planning on making the trip.

Please call Bob Kelley or e-mail him with questions. (Home) 843-559-3178, (Cell) 843-607-5416


2014 Annual Crab Tournament and Crack


Sunday August 31

Howard Blackburn’s Yard, Pool and Docks
1938 Maybank Highway
On the Wappoo Cut at Mile Marker G9 - look for the ChYC Burgee flying

Catch ‘em any way you can.  Crab at your crab gore of choice or put out a pot on Howard’s dock Saturday between 1300 and 1400.  Crosby’s is open Sundays!
Crabs must be alive and 5 inches point to point.

Come by land or by sea any time after 1300 Sunday.
Bring a bathing suit and a lounge chair.
Weigh-in wil be 1400-1600.

Tournament Categories
Biggest Crab – Most Crabs Caught – Ugliest Crab – Crab Look-a-like – Male, Female and Junior Angler

All crabs entered are to be steam and consumed.  Bring a side to share or a picnic if you do not eat crustaceans.  There will be hotdogs for the juniors. Don’t forget your beverage of choice and crab cracking devises.

Non-crabbers – $5.00 / Crabbers – Free


2014 Open Regatta Results

The Women’s Award is presented to an outstanding female sailor in the Charleston area that displays skill, sportsmanship and character on and off the water and serves as a role model for younger female sailors.  Congratulations to this year’s recipient Lauren Hamm

And congratulations to Mike Palazzo the winner of the The George Lockwood Trophy which is  given to an active racing sailor from the Chas. Yacht Club, who best exemplifies the combination of the passion and dedication to the sport of sailing including its organization and administration.

2014 Regatta Results

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A Drone’s View of

the 420 and Opti Starts
he J24s