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.

Our Events:

* Postponed Due to Weather * Charleston Yacht Club Holy City Sunset Cruise – Join ChYC on our inaugural sunset cruise. This event is open to all members and guests (adults only please). Members will be providing their power and sail boats so that everyone will have the opportunity to see our spectacular city at sunset.
This event is BYOB and afterwards all cruisers can meet in the lounge for snacks.
Let the cub know if you have a boat that you’d like to cruise with. Registration is required for this event. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 13th.
Use this online form to register –
Club Judge Seminar – This is a three-evening seminar to be held on September 26th, 27th and 28th from 1800 – 2100 at the Charleston Yacht Club. To qualify for CJ certification or recertification, one must attend all three evenings.
$30 seminar fee includes course pack and online testing. Online registration closes on Wednesday, September 20th @ 2355 (Eastern). Walk-ins are not available for this seminar. Food will be available for purchase each evening. Please contact Sarah Ashton for additional information.
  • Tuesday (09/26): Around the course: speak to the rules in terms of ROW and Give way boats. Transition from one to the other, giving room and keep clear.
  • Wednesday (09/27): The hearing process: is it a valid protest? getting the facts that lead to a good conclusion. Was a rule broken and by whom?
  • Thursday (09/28): Mock protests and bring it all together.
Register at US Sailing –
Please read through your registration confirmation email, as this contains links to pre-seminar materials
2017 Charleston Yacht Club Open Regatta 

Big Boat Regatta and Trotman Oyster Roast  November 11th

Save the Date:

 Gulfstreamer – Memorial Day Weekend 2018
J24 North American’s

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.   
  • Education and Enrichment Develop new educational series and field trips to help promote sailing at the Charleston Yacht Club. 



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

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