Member Benefits

ChYC offers Regular Membership (within 50 miles of Charleston) or Associate Membership (greater than 50 miles from Charleston), as well as Young Adult Membership (21 – 30 years of age) and Family Membership option for those wishing both spouses to have equal club privileges.

As a member, you can expand various boating, business, family and personal opportunities.

ChYC offer a launch hoist, dry slips, day dockage, free parking, and a full calendar of events throughout the year. These activities include, but are not limited to: cruises, dinners, regattas, parties, and pool tournaments and much more. ChYC members receive a discount when renting ChYC facilities for personal parties.

You will also enjoy reciprocal privileges at other yacht clubs around the world. Click here to view the Charleston Yacht Club Brochure.

How to Join

Annual dues are only $900 for regular membership (within 50 miles of Charleston) or $450 for Associate Membership (greater than 50 miles from Charleston) and Young Adults (21 – 30 years of age).  The ChYC also offers a Family Membership option for those wishing both spouses to have equal club privileges.

There is a one-time initiation fee of $750 for Regular membership and $375 for Associate and Young Adult memberships. 

If you would like to inquire about or pursue membership, send an email to Vice Commodore and Membership Chair Jim Smith at or  Click here to view our  2017 ChYC Membership Application

Our Mission

Promote and encourage boating in all its forms, as was well as, the social activities that accompany it.

Who We Are

There are almost 400 regular, associate, and young adult members of the Charleston Yacht Club (ChYC). These enthusiastic members enjoy sailing, yachting, and a variety of other water and social activities. ChYC is focused on sail and power boating, and is affiliated with U.S. Sailing and the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association (SAYRA).

When We Started

The ChYC was founded in 1934 to foster interest in water sports.

What We Do

  • Regattas, sailing events, cruises, fishing tournaments
  • Monthly membership informational dinner meetings
  • Friday Night Casual Dining, Saturday Night Fine Dining, Tuesday dinners, Wednesday Grill Night,   Friday lunches (every other week)
  • Holiday parties including: Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl, Halloween, and others.
  • Crab Crack and bi-annual Oyster Roasts
  • ChYC hosts many Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA) events, providing an excellent venue for relating and socializing post-race.
  • ChYC supports Charleston Community Sailing and their summer sailing educational programs.
  • During winter months, billiards, bridge and other card or board games are played in the ChYC lounge, overlooking the City Marina
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