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 Joel Bays.

2019 Summer Schedule is as follows:

Basic Keelboat Sailing

Class 1 - Week 
April 25th & May 9th - In Class Lecture 6pm-8pm
April 29th, May 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th - On the Water 6pm-8:30pm

Class 2 - Weekend 
May 3rd & 17th - In Class Lecture 6pm-8pm
May 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th - On the Water 6pm-8:30pm

Class 3 - Week 
May 30th & June 13th - In Class Lecture 6pm-8pm 
June 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th - On the Water 6pm-8:30pm 

Class 4 - Week 
July 11th & 25th - In Class Lecture 6pm-8pm
July 15th, 17th, 22rd, 24th, 29th, July 31st - On the Water 6pm-8:30pm 

Class 5 - Weekend 
July 19th & August 2nd - In Class Lecture 6pm-8pm 
July 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, Aug. 3rd, 4th - On the Water 6pm-8:30pm  

*Please note that any make up classes due to weather will most likely be made up the following weekend.


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 Community Affairs Joel Bays at