Community Learn to Sail

The College of Charleston Sailing Program offers non-credit, adult community sailing classes from May through July.  The program offers several types of courses to fit your schedule and needs.  Our boats have been modified for instructional purposes, allowing for ideal learning situations and a comfortable exciting sailing experience. Our College of Charleston sailing complex is located in the Patriots Point Marina in Mt Pleasant, adjacent to the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina Hotel.  Once on the main marina dock, turn right towards the Yorktown and follow the signs to C of C Sailing. Please feel free to visit the sailing center, inspect our fleet, and talk to our friendly staff, Ned Goss or Stefan Kuehn.

2017 Schedule is as follows:

Basic Keelboat 1 (Week):

Class room session: April 27th & May 11th; 6:00pm – 8:00pm

On the water sessions: May 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th; 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Basic Keelboat 2 (Weekend):

Class room sessions: May 5th & 19th; 6:00pm – 8:00pm

On the water sessions: May 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st; 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Basic Keelboat 3 (Week):

Class room sessions: June 8th & 22th; 6:00pm – 8:00pm

On the water sessions: June 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th; 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Basic Keelboat 4 (Weekend):

Class room sessions: June 9th & 23rd; 6:00pm – 8:00pm

On the water sessions: June 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th; 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Basic Keelboat 5 (Week):

Class room sessions: July 13th & 27th; 6:00pm – 8:00pm

On the water sessions: July 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st, 2nd; 6:00pm – 8:30pm

To register online, please visit our online Marketplace to complete payment and registration. 

*We offer a 10% discount for all military personnel and faculty/staff. Use the code SMFS16 at checkout.

Space is limited!  For further information, contact Director of Sailing Greg Fisher  at (410) 212 4916 or