New YC In Charleston

Really saddened to hear so many have had bad experiences here in Charleston. I've only been here a few years, so don't claim to know how all the social circles work, but for my part I've not witnessed any overt racist remarks as others have. And only know the one yacht club that persists in restricting membership to men - good enough reason for us to look elsewhere.

I wonder if there has been a lot of change in the makeup? We got here just before the COVID refugees came pouring in from NYC, and now nearly everyone we meet is an "expat" looking for the same things we were: an ocean, a year-long sailing season, and a place where strangers will still stop and shoot the breeze.


And as some have mentioned above, there's a fantastic crop of motivated sailors coming out of the college and into the PHRF fleets! Just another year or two til I get my little one into the community sailing program and out there on the water.
Many thanks for your response to me, Semper Windy. That was incredibly helpful. I have marked each of the places you've mentioned to investigate.

We have not pinned down the boat yard but I believe it's going to be the Safe Harbor City Boatyard up the Wando River. I expect to be on the hard for 3 weeks or so as the boat gets commissioned- and there's lots to do as I've purchased all my sails and electronics separately, and all require installation; and I'm adding a spinnaker pole and and inboard pole lift track on the mast- to name just a couple commissioning projects.

After we splash, I need to find a berth for at least a month, as I shakedown the vessel, calibrate instruments, add a bunch of safety, galley and cruising goodies, etc., and just try to figure out my new aqua-beast.

I'm so excited I can hardly sit still. Again- thanks for your friendly and helpful guidance.
 

Cat 1 Gardener

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Many thanks for your response to me, Semper Windy. That was incredibly helpful. I have marked each of the places you've mentioned to investigate.

We have not pinned down the boat yard but I believe it's going to be the Safe Harbor City Boatyard up the Wando River. I expect to be on the hard for 3 weeks or so as the boat gets commissioned- and there's lots to do as I've purchased all my sails and electronics separately, and all require installation; and I'm adding a spinnaker pole and and inboard pole lift track on the mast- to name just a couple commissioning projects.

After we splash, I need to find a berth for at least a month, as I shakedown the vessel, calibrate instruments, add a bunch of safety, galley and cruising goodies, etc., and just try to figure out my new aqua-beast.

I'm so excited I can hardly sit still. Again- thanks for your friendly and helpful guidance.
Safe Harbor is a good choice, or Cooper River boat yard. Might be getting busy with CRW coming up. The mumm 30 registered and the 2x Cape 31's are planning to be there from what I heard
 

Steam Flyer

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Miami is NOT the fuckin' South. It's a completely different planet.
Oh yeah i forgot the south ends at Delrey and I-95

Is that a good opportunity for me to do a book plug? It's not my book, a good friends... and it's also quite a good book that will explain a lot.


The history and culture and foods of Charleston are well covered in here.
 

bridhb

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Safe Harbor is a good choice, or Cooper River boat yard. Might be getting busy with CRW coming up. The mumm 30 registered and the 2x Cape 31's are planning to be there from what I heard
I went to look at a couple of boats in Cooper River about 6 years ago. Only time I have been to Charleston, unfortunately. Had me wondering how people handle the currents around there in a 5knt SB.
 

bridhb

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Is that a good opportunity for me to do a book plug? It's not my book, a good friends... and it's also quite a good book that will explain a lot.


The history and culture and foods of Charleston are well covered in here.
And this makes Waffle House in Charleston look damn good!
 
Didn't even know there was a Safe Harbor that far up the Wando! Hopefully good rates - but as Cat 1 said, get something locked in before boats head down for CRW!
Thanks! My yacht broker has had a few previous new boats commissioned at Safe Harbor and had very good experiences, and better, they are a dealer for the Tides Marine Strong tack luff track- one of my "must haves."
 

Snaggletooth

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BC, our you telleng us Cleane hase gone offe haffe cocked an dossente actualley no the clubs mebership policiese?
 

RobbieB

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several un-married women in Charleston YC Clean
CORA, ChYC, Hobcaw, Charleston Community Sailing all have women members, women on the boards and current or past women commodores. Same with every other YC in the rest of SC, (outside of Charleston) NC, and GA. Which is also the SAYRA Region under US Sailing.
 
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