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Welcome to Columbia Sailing Club!

Congratulations to new officers for 2017

Paralympic Silver Medal Sailing Coach to Speak At Columbia Sailing Club Dinner Friday February 17th

Mike Ingham, Rio Games Silver Medalist Sailing Coach, will speak at a Columbia Sailing Club (CSC) dinner on Friday February 17th at 6:30 PM. Mike is well-known to many at CSC having won Easter Regatta multiple times. This event is open to the public and is part of CSC's community educational efforts so reservations are required. Note there will be a cap of 80 guests for this event as space is limited.

Mike is a gifted speaker and currently a coach for the US Olympic Team training in Florida for the 2020 Tokyo Games. He is a Cornell grad, a frequent contributor to Sailing World Magazine and a North Sails sail developer.

Anyone with an interest in Sailing, the physically handicapped, Olympics or good food will find this an interesting event. Dinner will be Chicken Marsala, pasta, salad and dessert with wine for $20.00 per person. Reservations are required with Billy Ray Davis at backstay13@yahoo.com. Note that no-shows will be billed.

Come join us! Mike is one of the most interesting people in Sailing and a super guy with incredible experience that he is willing to share.

Tommy Whitesides memorial Regatta March 25th - 26th

Tommy Whiteside starting sailing in the early 1980s and became a very active sailor in Columbia when he moved here in the early 1990s. In 1993, Tommy and 15 others started SEACATS (Southeastern Association for Catamaran Sailing), which hosted regattas and donated the proceeds to Midlands Marine Institute. In 1998 Tommy passed away and in 1999 the Tommy Whiteside Memorial Regatta began. It is open to both monohulls and multihulls and the proceeds of the regatta have been donated to charities that involve children and/or sailing, totaling over $18,000.

This year all proceeds will go to sponsor Camp Kemo, a week long summer camp for kids with cancer.

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Upcoming Events:

  • Paralympic Silver Medal Sailing Coach Speaker Feb 17
  • Tommy Whitesides Memorial Regatta Mar 25-26
  • Easter Regatta Apr 13-16



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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 South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association and the US SAILING 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 US SAILING, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Power Squadron.

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Columbia, SC 29212
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