Charleston Model Yacht Club

Ronald Wyman
Web Development

Alex Sanders
Vice Commodore

Club Successes

Our club has 5 past Soling and EC-12 National Championship Winners in the last 15 years. Hosts 2 east coast regattas annually, most recently 2017 Champ for S1M. Hosted several Soling 1M and EC-12 National Championships. 

Our location is one of the best venue's in America with multi courses and permanent markes and courses, grass shores on 2 sides, a mile from the ocean so 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). 

Charleston Model Yacht Club Profile

Bill Coates

Bob Bowden
Racing Rules Governance

Henry Cerceo

We sail year round, ( Soling 1M's Wednesday's 11-1,  Sunday's 2:00-4:00), EC-12's Mondays 10:00-12:00. Only exceptions is during rain, or cold under 40degrees, or lack of wind. We only miss 3-4 days per year. We sail at the James Island County Park on a multi acre freshwater lake. There are two courses so we always have an upwind start. We welcome all sailors of all RC boats. Many of our members have 3-4 different class boats, to include, Soling 1M, EC-12, Marblehead M, American M /Vintage Marblehead M, Laser, DF95 class sailors. Bring your boat and we will race.

Welcome to the Charleston Model Yacht Club.  CMYC has existed for 30 years starting in 1986.  Our sailing fleet consists of  East Coast 12 Meter (EC12)and the Soling One Meter (S1M) classes ( 2 of the largest AMYA Class registrations), and DF95's. 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 S1M fleet.​


Charleston Model Yacht Club officers have decades of sailing and RC experience. Bill is a club founding member. Alex has sailed throughout his life in Holland and America. Henry manages operations, finances and memberships and marketing. Bob is a national certified sailing judge throughout the Eastern US. He keep is up to date on racing rules. Ron keeps our website current.