Charleston Yacht Club Open Regatta  July 14th-16th

This is the 82nd Charleston Yacht Club Annual Open Regatta. Expected classes of boats are J24, SIOD, VX1, Lightning, YFlyer, Laser and Sunfish. The Junior course is expected to have Optis, Bics, 420, club 420, Lase and Sunfish. The festivities begin Friday, July 14th witha Welcome Cocktail Reception and concludes on Sunday July 16th. Two club trophies are awarded at this regatta: the George Lockwood Trophy and the Women’s Sailing Award. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact or Becky Royal at to help out.


The Charleston Yacht Club prides itself in having some of the best sailing on the East Coast, if not in the nation. With steady sea breezes nearly every summer afternoon, we try and get on the water weekly for racing action. We host two regattas annually have played host to several national championships.


2016 was a great rebuilding year for the sailing program at ChYC. This year look forward to wonderful regattas, cruises, field trips and educational classes. 


Sailing Committee

The sailing committee is looking for enthusiastic members who are willing to help with these various events and the committee. Let us know if you would like to help on the committee, as a presenter, or as a volunteer at any of our events. 

Want to help out with the committee here are some areas that the committee could use help with  

  • Publicity and Sponsorship Help make sure events are promoted in an inventive, exciting, and timely manner. Assist in securing and working with sponsors for events. 
  • Race Management Gather race committee members, make sure equipment is ready for events. 
  • Shore Side Aid in the planning and coordinating of shore side events during regattas. Gather volunteers to help with  
  • Education and Enrichment Develop new educational series and field trips to help promote sailing at the Charleston Yacht Club. 


Save the Date:

Big Boat Regatta and Trotman Oyster Roast  November 11th




Do you know of a business that you think would be a good fit as a sponsor for our events? Let us know! We have sponsorship proposals and packages and would love to talk with potential sponsors to see how we can build a partnership. 

Friends of ChYC Sailing

Each year the members of the Charleston Yacht Club support sailors during the annual ChYC Regatta. These patrons have helped our events with aiding race committee needs and by providing boats for junior sailors. This year we are creating the Friends of ChYC to recognize our benefactors. Keep an eye out for information on how you can join this remarkable group of members. 


For more information please contact Becky Royal at