December 2016 News & Events
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Happy Holidays!   

What's Happening in December  

The weather outside is frightful...well not exactly it's December in Charleston.  It can be 50 or 70 degrees, however Fall programming has wrapped up for the year and the sailing center is closed till mid January.  Our elves are working on repairing our fleet of 420 centerboards, the Optimists, replacing halyards and also getting the two donated J24's up and running for future programming.  All of these programs needs safety boats so over the holidays our motor boats will also get some TLC as we prepare for a busy 2017.   

Before Thanksgiving we held our 10th Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser which brought together our community to celebrate our mission and to raise funds for our facility along with scholarships for STEM programming.  The event was a SUCCESS and raised over $20,000.  If you were unable to attend but would still like to make a tax deductible contribution before the end of the year you can do so online.  

As we EMBARK on our 18th year at Charleston Community Sailing, it is with heartfelt gratitude to you, our community of sailing enthusiasts, for sustaining OUR worthwhile work that has helped so many individuals gain access to the water.  Visit us online and stay connected on social media to see what is happening.  We thank you for your continued support of our mission!

O-Roast Sunshine!   

Year #10 of our Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser finally brought us gorgeous weather! It was fabulous to see so many members of our community come out in support of our mission. We are grateful for you!  BIG thanks to our sponsors who helped make this event a success: Charleston City Marina and Boatyard, Charleston Endodontics, Bank of South Carolina, Durlach Associates, Lowcountry Eats, Advanced Termite and Pest Control, Perrin Woodworking, Parker Marine, Lowcountry Eye Care, Charleston Harbor ToursS & J Yachts, Sadler & Hamm Insurance, ZhikUK Sailmakers, CRE843 and Charleston Realty along with the businesses that donated to our silent auction and our volunteers - you guys rock!  Funds raised will go towards facility improvements along with scholarships for Sailing into STEM programming. The Merrrythought Trophy recipients were announced and we recognized long time Board member Miles Martschink for all of his dedication to our organization over the years.  View pictures.

Merrythought Recipients

Two very deserving CCS sailors were awarded the Merrythought Trophy in memory of Jack King at the 10th Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser. Congratulations to School of the Arts sailor Sarah DeLoach and Allegro Charter School of Music sailor Jack McKenzie who display superior character, sportsmanship, love of the sport and are actively involved in many facets of our programming.     

We Are Hiring!     

Summer is right around the corner and we are hiring for our summer sailing program.  We would like to offer out of town instructors housing, if you are interested in hosting an instructor - please let us know.  Do you want to join our team for Summer 2017?  Apply today!

Give the Gift of Sailing     

Gift Certificates can be used toward fees/registration for existing members or help to cover the cost of membership with us and issued in any dollar amount. Did you know we also offer financial aid?  You can also gift $325 for a week of Summer Sailing through our Mainstay Scholarships Program. Support a young person in our community to experiences that will last a lifetime!

Join us for a Work Day      

Once repairs are completed there will be a work day to put the fleet back together. Join us January 28, 2017 starting at 10am for hot cocoa, donuts and let's get the boats rigged up so all can sail! If we complete the repairs earlier we may be able to rig up on the 21st - STAY TUNED! Lastly, thank you for everyone who helped in early December to help prep the boats. 

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,  Lee P. Casey, Sylvia B. Galloway, William H. Hanckel, Katy J. Perrin,
Joseph M. Pitcavage, 
Robert K. Scribner, Steven D. Shapiro, John C. Skinner,
Ginger K. Sutton, Catherine C. Swanson, Cindy R. Ware
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P.O. Box 21811, Charleston, SC  29413

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