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Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club is located on the Beaufort River, a part of the Intracoastal Waterway, in the heart of Beaufort, SC. The stunning sunset views are the background to our location. We offer an array of activities including sailing, motorboating, tennis (Professional lessons available), swimming, rowing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Affordable sailboat and motorboat storage is available for our members.

We are members of US Sailing and SAYRA. We host several popular regattas like the Jean Ribaut, Lowcountry and the D-12 Laser regattas.

Beaufort Yacht & Sailing is host to the Junior Sailing of Beaufort, where they provide certified instruction to our youth, the future sailors of BYSC and abroad.

Every year, Beaufort Yacht & Sailing offers our highly acclaimed Summer Camp program for children, members and non-members, ages 5 - 12. An array of exciting activities for the children including shark tooth hunting, swimming, sailing, tennis lessons, tubing, and our marine biology week. (Some activities are limited to older children only.)

Come join us every Friday as members and guests gather for casual get togethers on the back porch. We are a diverse and casual group. Help us bring in the end of another fine week in Beaufort. The conch horn sounds at sunset! See you there.

Summer Camp

Swimming Lessons

Swim Club

Learn To Sail

Recent Articles

  • Change of Watch Club Awards 2014

    Change of Watch Club Awards 2014

    At the annual Change of Watch party on Saturday, Nov. 15, Commodore Chuck Rushing presented the following awards. CLUB AWARDS Commodore’s Service Award: Catherine and Andy Lyons Special award for meritorious service: Walt Gnann Volunteer Spirit Awards: Shirley and Gary...

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  • Change of Watch Party

    Change of Watch Party

    BYSC “Change of Watch Party” Frogmore Stew & BBQ Chicken Casual Attire Saturday, November 15th at 4 pm Please RSVP by November 10th All members are invited to celebrate another amazing year at BYSC!  Meet the New Board Members and...

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  • Fall Series 2014

    Fall Series 2014

    PHRF Fall Series Sailing Instructions Fall Series 2014 NOR REGISTRATION FORM 2014 Fall Series...

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A History of Tradition

The roots of sailing go back many years in the Beaufort area. A Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club was organized as early as 1884, according to records found in the 100-year time capsule that was opened at the County Courthouse in 1984. It is known that the Beaufort Yacht Club was chartered on August 28, 1908. Its purpose was to sponsor sailboat racing and to serve as a social club for the local citizens. From that time until World War I, sailing was a very popular sport and many exciting races were held in the Beaufort River.

During the war, the sport declined and formal races were discontinued. There were many informal races among the oyster boats, however, and since sailing was a popular form of transportation between the islands, there were many impromptu races. In 1929 the Beaufort Yacht Club purchased a 25-foot scow, the “Betty B,” and sponsored the first formal races in years. Five boats, representing Charleston, Rockville, James Island, Savannah, and Beaufort, participated. Since then, regattas have been held in the Beaufort River at least once a year.


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