Willard Davis prepares to present the Willard Davis
trophy to the winner of the largest fleet participating in the 2010
Midlands Regatta. Harry Davis (left), Willard Davis (center), CSC
Commodore Jamie Tupper (right).
Davis was a major contributor to SAYRA in many ways in years past,
including long-time Secretary-Treasurer and Commodore in 1973.
This was Willard Davis's 95th birthday!
Photo by John Wrisley - SAYRA Commodore 1962
Since 1957, the Columbia Sailing Club (CSC) has fulfilled its charter to
“further interest and activities in sailing in Central South Carolina.”
CSC enjoys a prime location on the eastern shores of Lake Murray, and it
hosts an extensive list of sailing events and activities.
CSC is a member of the
Yacht Racing Association and the
Association. It has sponsored regional and national championship
regattas and is home to more than a half dozen regattas each year,
including its famous Easter Regatta and Midlands Regatta.
The club also boasts national championship sailors within its ranks, as
well as US SAILING certified Race Judges and Officers. Many of CSC’s
members are also members of the
Lake Murray Yacht Racing
Association, which hosts the popular Outback Regatta and over 20
club races each year at CSC.
With its focus
on education, CSC offers community sailing, seamanship, and boating
safety programs in conjunction with such organizations as
the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, and the
U.S. Power Squadron.