March 2016 News & Events
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Bring on Spring!

Sailing into Warmer Weather...

The sailing center is open and activity is building as the temperatures rise.  Don't forget the water temperature is only 55 degrees - so gear is still required.  We've put together some gear recommendations for you and ask that you consider purchasing gear from businesses that support our mission!   

High school sailing is in full swing, Open Sailing classes are starting up next week, Women on the Water is starting up with a MentorSHIP Program and summer sailing classes are filling up through our joint partnership with the Charleston Yacht Club.  We recommend you sign up today to guarantee a spot as several summer sessions are already full. Want to try something new in 2016?  Our SUP classes will resume beginning of May and there will be a variety of classes.  

As we continue to embark on our 17th year at Charleston Community Sailing, it is with our heartfelt gratitude to you, our community of sailing enthusiasts, for sustaining the worthwhile work that has helped so many individuals gain access to the water.  We thank you for your continued support of our mission!

Last Call for Open Sailing!

Our Spring Open Sailing for 420 youth sailors will start NEXT week.  Opti sailors start on 3/17. If you want to sail after school or get an extra day on the water - this is the perfect program for you!  We'll provide the coaching and guarantee each participant a spot. All you need to do is sign up

We are Hiring! 

Do you want to spend summer 2016 on the water teaching others how to sail? Do you want to learn the ropes of teaching sailing and build your self confidence on the water?  Then apply today to become a Junior Instructor. 

WoW {Women on the Water}

We are excited to launch a Women on the Water MentorSHIP class in March, which is designed for participants that are interested in fine tuning their skills and taking steps to become a mentor. Full foul weather gear is required as the water is still cold. Regular sessions will start in May.  Stay in the loop by signing up online or joining our Facebook group for upcoming activities.  

High School Sailing

On February 20th we hosted the SAISA North Points #4 Regatta.  Twenty - YES 20, nineteen varsity and one JV team competed from the Southeast.  The air temperature topped out at about 65 degrees although the breeze off the 50 degree water was chilly at times. Breeze ranged from 6-8 eventually building to 10-12.  We were able to get 6 A and 6 B races completed with racing finishing up at 4:30. First overall went to Wando, followed by second place Richmond Hill and third overall School of the Arts - Congratulations to ALL!  After racing, awards were presented - a copy of Kialoa Dare to Win by Jim Kilroy.  We would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers that support Charleston Community Sailing and worked this regatta. Special thanks to Carolina Yacht Club for allowing access to their facilities and to PRO George Scarborough and Judge Dan Machowski.  View pictures from the event, courtesy of Chris DeLoach - Thank you Chris! 

Register NOW for Summer!

Our 2016 summer sailing program with the Charleston Yacht Club is quickly filling up.  We are excited to offer a variety of classes suited to every level of sailor starting at age five.  We will continue to offer our STEM based Science of Sailing along with additional full day Adventure Sail programming. Thank you all for your feedback & we hope you will join us for summer 2016!

In NEED of Safety Boats:  

Got a 16-22 ft. boat sitting in your yard that your not using? Please consider donating your boat which is easy, philanthropic and offers potential tax advantages. In return for the donation of your vessel, we will issue a receipt and you can relax knowing that we will use the boat or the proceeds of the sale - to make it possible for all to experience the delights of being on the water.  We are specifically in need safety boat hulls or a rib.

Volunteer Opportunities:

We need your help! Volunteers can help with everything from boat maintenance, regattas (on or off the water), Summer Sailing, 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 us.  You can sign up to volunteer online
Board Members: 
Nancy L. Bonner,  William H. Hanckel, Miles H. Martschink, Robert K. Scribner, 
Steven D. Shapiro, John C. Skinner,
Ginger K. Sutton, Catherine C. Swanson, Cindy R. Ware
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Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 21811, Charleston, SC  29413

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