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Volunteer Opportunities
posted by Jessica Koenig on April 17, 2014

Charleston Community Sailing Inc. would not be possible without the many volunteers who put their time and energy into making our facility and programs accessible. We are always in need of people who want to help out–for one day or for an entire project. Here are some some opportunities coming up that we need volunteers. Clear your schedule, get those community service hours, and give back to your community.

Charleston In-Water Boat Show: April 25-27
Friday Noon-7pm (Shift 1: Noon-3:30, Shift 2: 3:30-7pm)
Saturday 10am-7pm (Shift 1: 10am-2:30pm, Shift 2: 2:30-7pm)
Sunday 11am-5pm (Shift 1: 11am-2pm, Shift 2: 2-5pm)

Special Olympics Annual Lowcountry Regatta: May 30-June 1
Volunteer to help on the water for the event as race committee, a unified partner or on land by helping serve food, selling gear or launching boats. The team is holding practices out of our facility every Monday at 3:30pm (weather permitting), if you want to join. Become a part of our Special Olympics “Team Charleston”!

Junior Instructor Program: June 9-August 8
This volunteer program trains young sailors to become leaders by teaching other young sailors how to sail. Must be involved in High School Sailing, or up to that ability, and want to assist in teaching beginners how to sail. Applicants must be 15-18 years of age. If you are interested in this program, please complete the application.

We thank you for your support in advance. Shoot us an email or give us a call if you can help!

Fun for ALL at the CASSL
posted by Jessica Koenig on April 7, 2014

On Saturday, April 5th, 11 junior varsity teams competed in the CASSL hosted by Charleston Community Sailing. The event is specifically for JV sailors who may not have gotten to sail at SAISA events. Weather conditions were perfect, PRO Ellinor Walters a CCS alum spoke about her HS sailing Ashley Hall and her experiences now as a college sailor at CofC. A good group of parents were able to come on the water and watch their child sail in their first regatta, and in turn also learned about sailing and racing. We provided a coach overall for kids to have on the water and team coaches were able to coach their kids on the water in between races. The event provided a wonderful learning opportunity for the sailors, parents and coaches. Awards were presented following sailing by Mason Chrisman in memory of Jack King. We thank everyone who helped make this event a success.

Watch out Varsity here come the JV sailors of Charleston!

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FULL RESULTS

Calling ALL JV Sailors!
posted by Jessica Koenig on April 3, 2014

On April 5th, Charleston Community Sailing will be hosting a CASSL Regatta. This event is a great opportunity for JV sailors to participate in a regatta. We welcome coaches, parents and varsity team sailors to join us on the water to run the races. Here are the details…

SCHEDULE:
Sailing Center Opens: 930am
Skippers Meeting: 10am at Charleston Community Sailing
Racing Immediately Following
Awards Immediately Following Racing at Charleston Community Sailing

If you want to help on Saturday the 5th, give us a call (843)607-4890.
PS- The forecast looks pretty darn good!

Academic Magnet Top Charleston Team at SAISA Districts
posted by Jessica Koenig on April 1, 2014

On March 29th and 30th, the top 16 teams from SC, NC,GA, FL TN, northern AL, and the Caribbean battled it out in one of the toughest, most intense annual regattas in High School sailing. The top finishers will move on to the National Championship in San Diego. None of the SC teams will be heading to San Diego this year but all competitors are pleased with their highly impressive performances.

Racing was held in the Medway River at Sunbury, Georgia. On Saturday the wind was from the southwest at 5 to 6 knots in the morning, eventually building to 15 knots out of the west by late afternoon, with a very strong current. 16 races were completed, and numerous protests were heard until late into the night.

On Sunday a front came through overnight, dropping the temperature and shifting the wind to the northwest, at 13-15 knots sustained with gusts to 20 knots and occasionally more. Twelve more races were completed, for a total of 28 races.

We would like to congratulate Academic Magnet, Wando and School of the Arts for all earning the right to compete at the District Championship. All three teams demonstrated a high level of positive sportsmanship, making a clear statement that Charleston Area youth sailors are truly exceptional.

FINAL RESULTS

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Charleston Teams Advance to SAISA Mallory District Championships
posted by Jessica Koenig on March 17, 2014

The 2014 SAISA North Gold Championship Regatta was hosted by Lake Norman High School and Pine Lake Preparatory School on March 15 & 16 at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC. Eleven teams, three inland and eight coastal, competed. The top seven finishers will advance to compete in the SAISA Mallory District Championship in Sunbury, GA on March 29 & 30. A full rotation was completed over the two day regatta that saw a wide range of weather and sailing conditions.

Congratulations to overall regatta winner Academic Magnet of Charleston, SC with Peter Hogan & Carly Duffy in “A” Division and John Seibels & Katie Hogan in “B” Division. (pictured below) Seniors from all teams were recognized at the awards ceremony.

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Check out the results.