Sail Charleston – Sailing for Everyone

Ever wondered what sailing might be like?  Want a chance to find out?

Then check out Sail Charleston a free, one-day exhibition of sailing for non-sailors. On Saturday, April 20 at the Charleston Maritime Center, you can learn all you need to know about sailing opportunities in Charleston.

From 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. that day, you’ll be able to meet and talk with representatives from local yacht clubs, sailing associations and sailing-oriented businesses. You can also check out a variety of boats from single-person dinghies to world cruising yachts, and get a variety of giveaways such as hats and bags.

And, if you’d like to get out on the water that day, for a nominal fee of $10/person you can take a short tour of the harbor and check out the exciting racing action of Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week – the largest regatta of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Right here in Charleston Harbor, 300 sailboats with competitors from all across the U.S. and from 15 countries around the world will be competing.

A few of the organizations and businesses that will be on hand at Sail Charleston include:

Charleston Community Sailing (junior and adult sailing programs)
College of Charleston Sailing Association (adult sailing programs and rentals)
Sayre Sailing (retailer of small sailboats and performance sailing gear)
St. Barths Yachts (sailboat dealer)
Charleston Yacht Club (one of the area’s five yacht clubs)

Sail Charleston is an adjunct event of Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week and is organized by volunteers from Charleston Ocean Racing Association. The association’s goal is to promote the fun and camaraderie of sailing and make it available to anyone who might be interested. So come on out to the Charleston Maritime Center on Saturday, April 20 and find out what sailing is all about.

WHAT: Sail Charleston – a one day exhibition of sailing opportunities in Charleston.
WHERE: The Charleston Maritime Center (10 Wharfside St., right near the South Carolina Aquarium)
WHEN: Saturday, April 20 (from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
WHY: Because sailing is one of the most fun sports you can do in Charleston.

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