Learn to Race

 

Expanding off of our summer program, CSC hosts practices in the Fall and Spring, and sends teams and coaches to regional regattas. In addition to allowing for more time on the water Fall and Spring programs also allows for sailors to practice in wider array of conditions than we typically see in the summer, as well as retain and continue to develop skills they have worked on throughout the year.  Sailors are taught sail trim, sailboat racing, rules, tactics, and basic strategies. Expect to attend approximately 3 – 4 regattas per year mostly within a few hour’s travel time from the Club.

 

Junior Race Team (Member $350, Non-Member $450)

  • Boats: Optimist, Laser 4.7, Radial & Full Rig
  • Practice Times: Sunday 1pm-4pm
  • Practice Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, November 1
  • Regatta Dates:  October 10-11 Halloween Regatta at Augusta Sailing Club, November 7-8 Midlands Regatta at Columbia Sailing Club (Should these events be cancelled, practice will occur at CSC on October 11 & November 8)

 

2020 Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to both CSC members and non-members
  • Boat ownership is required. A limited amount of Optimist charter boats are available for $150.
  • Skill ability to be able to get around the race course un-assisted
  • Requires Sailing Director approval.
  • 3 CSC regatta per season
  • 3 out of town regatta per Season
  • Represent CSC at all out of town regattas
  • Required to follow US Sailing Sportsmanship rules
  • Required to follow CSC Code of Conduct
  • Must participate in 1 CSC Race Committee day
  • Wear CSC team shirts at award presentation whenever possible
  • Maintain at minimum a B average in school

 

Learn to Sail

 

Optimist Dinghy Learn to Sail (Member $350, Non-Member $450)

  • Space is limited to 8 sailors.  One sailor per boat.
  • Recommended ages 7-15 . Must be 110lbs or less to be eligible.
  • Practice Times: Sunday 1pm-4pm
  • Practice Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1
  • The fee includes the use of boats and equipment, coaches and coach boats.

 

Open Bic Dinghy Learn to Sail (Member $350, Non-Member $450)

  • Space is limited to 8 sailors.  One sailor per boat.
  • Recommended ages 7-15 . Must be 110lbs to be eligible.
  • Practice Times: Sunday 1pm-4pm
  • Practice Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1
  • The fee includes the use of boats and equipment, coaches and coach boats.

 

Club 420 Learn to Sail (Member $350, Non-Member $450)

  • Space is limited to 16 sailors. Two sailors per boat.
  • Recommended ages 12-17. Grades 8-12. Must be 110lbs to be eligible for the 420.
  • Practice Times: Sunday 1pm-4pm
  • Practice Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1
  • The fee includes the use of boats and equipment, coaches and coach boats.

 

Fees

Member price is $350 and non-member $450. For race team members, an additional $50 coaching fee per sailor per day will be required for away regattas.

 

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact David Van Cleef, Sailing Director at 803-764-6065 or sailingdirector@columbiasailingclub.org

For more information, please contact David Van Cleef at sailingdirector@columbiasailingclub.org