Welcome to Charleston Community Sailing!

Learn to Sail! Youth & Adult Classes, Beginner – Advanced Racing, 5 and older! High School Sailing, Special Olympics Sailing & Summer Classes. Click the programs tab, to find out more about what we have to offer!

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Accepting Nominations!
posted by Jessica Koenig on October 28, 2014


We are accepting nominations for the The Merrythought Trophy in memory of Jack King. The purpose of this award is to reward deserving youth participating in our programs that display superior character, sportsmanship, and love of the sport. Nominations for the award will be accepted from coaches, instructors, school advisors, or other sailing community members. Notice will be sent out for nominations at least two weeks before recipients are chosen. The recipients (male and female) will receive a keeper trophy.

Please submit your nominations which must include specific examples of why the candidate should be considered via email by October 31st at 1pm.

Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser
posted by Jessica Koenig on September 16, 2014


Oyster season is upon us and our 8th Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser is quickly approaching! Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 23rd and join us and enjoy live music, oysters, chili, BBQ, beverages (adult & children) and of course – beautiful views of Charleston Harbor.

We accomplished our fundraising goal for the fleet replacement campaign, however as a nonprofit we still need your support as we continue to raise funds for programs and facility improvements all while working to provide affordable sailing opportunities to ALL! Funds raised for this event will support our STEM Education and Buddy Sail outreach programs by offering scholarships for inner city youth to experience sailing. Our programs stabilize youth and help them realize their hidden talents while conquering their fears and doubts, by using sailing as a vehicle. You can help make a difference!

How can you help?
1. Become an event sponsor
2. Collect items for door prizes/auction
3. Volunteer and help the day of event

Tickets are available online. For event information, sponsorship opportunities or to donate items for our raffle please contact us at info@charlestoncommunitysailing.org.

First Regatta of the Year!
posted by Jessica Koenig on September 16, 2014

Volunteers Needed!
posted by Jessica Koenig on September 11, 2014

We need your help. Volunteers can help with everything from boat/facility maintenance, sailing regattas (on or off the water), Buddy Sail, SC Special Olympics, Office/Admin work, STEM Education, fundraising, social media and special events. If any of this sounds interesting or is something you are passionate about—we hope you will consider volunteering with our organization. You can sign up to volunteer online.

Immediate Needs: Charleston Watersports Week Expo (September 12-14) We have a booth with Charleston Yacht Club and Charleston Ocean Racing Association.

Volunteer Shifts: Friday (2-5p, 5-8p), Saturday (10-2p, 2-6p), Sunday (10-1p, 1-4p)

If available please call or text with your name and shift you would like 843-607-4890.

Saturday Sails
posted by Jessica Koenig on September 3, 2014

Summer may be over but the sailing season is still going strong. We want to provide our sailors with an opportunity to continue to build on their skills. Our summer staff will offer Saturday instruction from 10am-1pm throughout the Fall.

September 20, October 4, 11, 18

If interested please fill out today!