2023 Community Basic Keelboat Class

College of Charleston Sailing offers non-credit, adult community Keelboat classes that run from May through August. The classes last about three weeks and include 15 hours of instruction on-the-water and two, 2 hour classroom sessions. In order to offer to most amount of hands-on experience, group classes have a maximum of 18 students per class; three students per boat. We provide both weekend and weekday classes to fit your scheduling needs. The weekday classes start with lecture on Thursday and sailing on Monday and Wednesday. The weekend class starts with lecture on Friday and sailing Saturday and Sunday.

We use J-22’s as they are a safe and responsive 22-foot sailboat with keel. Having a keel, these boats are more stable and do not capsize. This class will provide student with the skills necessary to independently skipper a 22ft sailboat.

Basic Keelboat Class Schedule

Session 1 Lecture (Thurs 6:00-8:00 pm): May 4th, 18th

On The Water (Mon/Wed 6:00-8:30 pm)- May 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24

Session 2 Lecture (Fri 6:00-8:00 pm): May 5th, 19th

On The Water (Sat/Sun 6:00-8:30 pm)- May 6, 7, 13, 14*, 20, 21

*Mother’s Day Weekend

Session 3 Lecture (Thurs 6:00-8:00 pm): June 1st, 15th

On the Water (Mon/Wed 6:00-8:30 pm): June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21

Session 4 Lecture (Fri 6:00-8:00 pm): June 2nd, 16th

On the Water (Sat/Sun 6:00-8:30 pm): June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18*

*Father’s Day Weekend

Advanced Sailing Class

Our Advanced Sailing Class is designed to take your keelboat sailing skills to the next level. Our world class instructors will focus on sail controls, advanced maneuvers, racing, and spinnaker. The class will take place on our j22 sailboats. Each boat will have teams of 3-4 ppl that throughout the class will perfect their teamwork skills. You may sign up as an individual and be assigned to a boat. For a discounted rate, you may sign up as a team (3-4 ppl). Please contact us at arrindellk@cofc.edu if you are interested in furthering your sailing knowledge.

Advanced Sailing Class Schedule

Session 1 Lecture (Thurs 6:00-8:00 pm):July 6th, 20th

On the Water (Mon/Wed 6:00-8:30 pm): July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Session 2 Lecture (Fri 6:00-8:00 pm): July 7th, 21st

On the Water (Sat/Sun 6:00-8:30 pm): July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23

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

We look forward to seeing you on the water!
Kelly Arrindell, (843) 216 8450