Columbia Sailing Club registration is now open for the 2021 youth summer sailing program, which runs June 14 – July 30. We are offering 6-weeks of sailing summer camp sessions for youth ages 7-17, all experience levels are welcome!
Sailing instruction will be offered using the club’s sailboat fleet of Optimists, 420s, O’pen Bics, catamaran, and paddleboards. Summer camp sessions are one-week (Monday – Friday) 9am – 5pm. All sessions are open to the public – you don’t have to be a member to learn to sail!
Sailing Summer Camp Sessions are: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Optimist, Intermediate 420 and Adventure Sailing. Each program is limited so students can enjoy a student/coach ratio of 4:1. Please register early to guarantee your child’s spot.
Columbia Sailing Club mission statement
Since 1957, the Columbia Sailing Club (CSC) has fulfilled its charter to “further interest and activities of sailing in central South Carolina”. CSC enjoys a prime location on the eastern shores of Lake Murray and hosts regional and national championships throughout the year including its famous Easter Regatta and Midlands Regatta. CSC is a member of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association and the US SAILING Association.
CSC sponsors the University of South Carolina Gamecock sailing team and club and was chosen twice to host the US Sailing “Champions of Champions” regatta.
The club also boasts national championship sailors within its ranks, as well as US SAILING certified Race Judges and Officers. Many of CSC’s members are also members of the Lake Murray Yacht Racing Association, which hosts the popular Fall Classic with proceeds donated to local charities and over 20 club races each year held at CSC.
With its focus on education, CSC offers community sailing, seamanship and boating safety programs in conjunction with such organizations as the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Power Squadron.