Just as in other Youth Sports, you do not have to be the best sailor in order to begin competing. In fact, you will only become the best by competing as much as you can! The only qualification is that you can safely handle your boat around other boats, and you can work on building the rest of your racing skillset as you go!
CSC Youth Racing offers coaching in several different sailboat classes: Optimists, Open Skiffs, Club 420s, Laser 4.7s, and Laser Radial sailboats, and each sailor will practice in the same sailboat class for the entire season.
Boat ownership is not required for Optimist, Club 420, or Open Skiff sailboats. However, if a host club for an out-of-town regatta is not offering a chartering option for your sailor’s boat and a CSC vessel needs to be transported to the event, a fee of $75/event will apply.
Regatta registration fees are a separate fee charged by the hosting club/venue and are not included in the fees paid to CSC. CSC Youth Racing Coaches or the CSC Sailing Director will provide the registration details for parents to register their sailors for each regatta.
Sailors practicing/competing in a Laser will need to own their own boat.
Youth Racing will practice for 3.5 hours on Sunday afternoons (12:45pm-4:15pm)
- Arrival by 12:30pm, Rigged & Ready to sail by 1:00pm
Say Goodbye to Coaching Fees!
Coaching fees are now included in the cost of each season. The rationale for this change is that, as a member of CSC Youth Racing, each sailor is expected to compete at the scheduled competitions each season. The only way for our sailors to grow and develop as competitors is to compete. Additionally, as a club-level member of SAYRA and annual host of a SAYRA Junior Grand Prix event, it is important for CSC Youth Sailing to demonstrate commitment to SAYRA competition.
Remember, CSC Youth Racing’s seasonal cost does not include the individual regatta registration fee charged by the host club for each event.
CSC’s Spring 2024 Youth Racing Season will consist of four practices and feature two regattas:
- April 7 – Practice
- April 14 – Practice
- April 20-21 – Regatta
- Open Skiff Un’Regatta | Augusta Sailing Club – Appling, GA
- April 28 – Practice
- May 5 – Practice
- May 12 – Regatta
- First Annual Mother’s Day Regatta | Columbia Sailing Club – Columbia, SC
- May 19 – Weather Make-up Day