The Carolina Yacht Club is located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina and is currently seeking a full-time Sailing Director. We currently provide spring, summer, and fall sailing sessions, as well as an adult sailing program and several certification courses. To learn more and apply, click HERE.
The Carolina Yacht Club is a sailing and social club, with membership by invitation only.
The Carolina Yacht Club was founded in 1883 by young men wanting to share their interest in sailing and yacht racing. The Club was incorporated in 1888, and moved into its current location on the Cooper River waterfront in 1907 from a small room over a wharf warehouse a few yards north of its present location.
The Club resides in an old cotton factor’s office, with expanded ballroom and reception facilities. The Boathouse, a family oriented bar and grill located on the waterfront itself, is open during the spring, summer and fall. The South Property adjacent to the original North Property is home to the dining facilities, and includes a large ballroom. The Club also boasts updated floating docks, along with boat ramp and boat hoist.
Carolina Yacht Club is a member of US Sailing and of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. Our sailing program is open to youth and adults and runs all year long. We teach learn-to-sail classes, and offer a variety of advanced clinics. The junior sailing program runs spring through fall and uses the Optimist, O’pen BIC, Club 420, and J/22. Carolina Yacht Club offers a dynamic summer sailing program popular in the Charleston area.
The view from the Carolina Yacht Club is over the Cooper River into the Atlantic Ocean. The Club’s Members have use of a private boatyard, floating docks, jet docks, a boat ramp, and two hoists. We have a full-time sailing director and dock master on staff, supported by many part-time instructors and dock hands.