Charleston Model Yacht Club

"Where model sailing meets fun with a healthly competitive spirit"

Club Successes

Some of our members travel to take part in competitions around the country and our club has 5 past Soling and EC-12 National Championship Winners.

Have successfully hosted several regattas for the Soling 1M, EC-12 National Championships and most recently the 2019 DragonFlite 95 National Championship and the 2017 Champ for S1M.

Our Location

Located in the James Island County Park, minutes away from Downtown Charleston SC, we sail all year round at on a multi acre freshwater lake on Sunday's 2:00-4:00, Mondays 10:00-12:00 and Wednesday's 11-1. Our only exceptions is during rain, or cold under 40 degrees, or lack of wind, so only usually miss 3-4 days per year. 

Our location is one of the best venue's in America with multi course options and permanent marks, we always have an upwind start. There are grass shores on 2 sides, located a mile from the ocean we almost always have good sailing winds, shade near the shore, lots of parking, and various levels of camping opportunities at the park, tents, cabins, motor homes (see James Island County Park website for amenities). 

CMYC was established 35 years ago in 1986.  Our sailing fleet consists of  East Coast 12 Meter (EC12), Soling One Meter (S1M) ( 2 of the largest AMYA Class registrations), DragonFlite 95's (DF95)(one of the fastest growing fleets in the USA) a quick, easy to sail and affordable RC boat and our newest fleet, International One Meter (IOM).

Guests are welcome to come and sail with us any time, whether you are an experienced sailor or would just like to learn. Open sailing with any sailboat class sailors are welcome.

If you would like to learn, the best place to start would be with the DF95 or S1M fleet.​

​We welcome all sailors of all RC boats with many of our members owning 3-4 different class of boats from Soling, EC-12, DF95, IOM, Marblehead M, American M /Vintage Marblehead M, or Laser . Bring your boat and we will race.

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Welcome to the Charleston Model Yacht Club