April 2015 News & Events
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Excitement in April 

What's a Happening Now...

The sun is shining the weather is sweet.  Spring is here and summer is right around the corner.  We are thrilled to announce new programs and sailing opportunities for youth and adults and looking forward to our Soiree on the Sea fundraiser and our first ever Alumni Regatta.  

First lets talk about high school sailing.  Local teams have been practicing on the water since mid January and competing in 
North SAISA (South Atlantic Interscholastic Sailing Association) which represents SC, NC, TN, and GA.  The points regattas have concluded for the season and Wando High School won the District points convincingly winning every event they entered.  There was a tight race for second with Beaufort edging out Lake Norman and James Island Charter High School.  The following 7 schools from North SAISA have qualified to go to Districts in Tampa the weekend of April 18-19, which also happens to be CRW. Congratulations to Wando, Beaufort H.S., Lake Norman, James Island, Academic Magnet, Ashley Hall, Waccamaw and Richmond Hill!  These teams will compete against 9 teams from Florida and the Caribbean.

We believe that the confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills learned by participating in our programs should benefit ALL children, not just those who can afford access to the water. Financial Aid is available for summer sailing classes and outreach programs will start end of April and we are always looking for volunteers and organizations to partner with to get kids on the water.  You are a part of our community, so contact us if you have an idea - we would LOVE to hear from you.

Thank you for your continued support of our mission!

Become a Junior Instructor

Do you want to be on the water this summer?  Silly question...of course you do!  Join our team as a Junior Instructor and learn the ropes of teaching sailing while building your self confidence on the water.  Apply today!  

Sailing into STEM!

We had the opportunity to speak to children at Sanders Clyde Elementary School about sailing, safety, weather and wind.  Later this month we will start our STEM program at Burke Middle School.  Mondays in May we will hit the water and we need volunteers!  Partner up with a student and show them the ropes while we spend an afternoon on the water.  Sign up to volunteer NOW!   


We are thrilled to announce a new womens sailing series - Women of the Water!  This program is designed to give women of all ages and from all walks of life the opportunity to experience sailing in both a racing and non-racing capacity.

Whether you used to sail, are currently sailing, trying to learn from your partner or have watched from ashore and always wanted to give it a try NOW IS THE TIME! 

Calling ALL ALUMNI...

Our first alumni regatta is scheduled for May 9th and we can't wait to see YOU! Get your team together NOW.  If you want to help with RC we need you too!  Do you have pictures from your CCS days?  We would love to use them for #TBT - please send via email!

In NEED of Engines & Boats:  

Got a 16-22 ft. boat sitting in your yard that your not using? Please consider donating your boat or working engine 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 get on the water.

Volunteer Opportunities:

We need your HELP!  Volunteers can help with everything from boat maintenance, regattas (on or off the water), outreach programs, office/admin work, STEM Education, special events and special and more.  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: 
John E. Cameron, Nancy L. Bonner,  Lynne L. Kerrison, William H. Hanckel,
Miles H. Martschink, Lucy D. Sass, George C. Scarborough, Robert K. Scribner,
Steven D. Shapiro,  John C. Skinner, Catherine C. Swanson
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P.O. Box 21811, Charleston, SC  29413

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