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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.

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Recent Articles

  • 2014 Laser D-12 Championship May 3-4

    2014 Laser D-12 Championship May 3-4

    2014 Laser D-12 Championship May 3-4 NOR has been posted.  Online registration is now open NOR Online Registration Registrant List Notice Board Directions/Map...

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  • 2014 On-Line Summer Program Registrations Now OPEN!!

    2014 On-Line Summer Program Registrations Now OPEN!!

    BYSC has gone digital!!   Enroll your children in our summer programs online!  Sign up for Summer Camp online and receive $10 off per week, per child!  This applies to on line registrations for Summer Camp ONLY!   A refund will...

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  • Classic Boat Rally

    Classic Boat Rally

    The Classic Boat Rally April 24-26, 2014 The 9th annual Classic Boat Rally will again begin at Savannah Yacht Club (SYC) on Thursday, April 24 (for set-up and practice), sail on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) to South Carolina Yacht Club...

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  • Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club Open house April 27th

    Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club Open house April 27th

    BYSC will host and open houese on April 27, 2014 from 1pm-4pm. All are welcome to come and see all the BYSC has to offer. There will be members representing all facets of the club, be it tennis, sailing,paddle sports,...

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  • Steak Night, April 16th 6 pm

    Steak Night, April 16th 6 pm

    Steak Night is on April 16th this month only.  There have been several questions regarding this so we wanted to confirm to all (the Bow Watch is incorrect) that there will be steaks cooking Wednesday, April 16th beginning at 6...

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  • BWF Regatta 2014 Notice of Race

    BWF Regatta 2014 Notice of Race

    BWF Sailing Regatta Notice of Race 2014   Here is the Notice of Race for the 2014 Beaufort Water Festival Regatta. It’s going to be a great event and we hope to see you there....

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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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