Membership Inquiries

Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club offers unparalleled waterfront access and thriving social and sailing scenes only a short drive from downtown Beaufort.

BYSC’s vast grounds are a playground for sailors and boaters. A day at BYSC can take you to the race course or sandbar or provide competition on the court. Of course, plenty of locations are also available to relax by the pool or enjoy a sunset from the back porch.

Steps to Membership


Select a Primary Sponsor. This must be a BYSC Stockholder and Active Member. If you do not know of a prospective sponsor, please contact General Manager, Jerry Giarla at or 843-522-8216.


Have your primary sponsor sign and provide a short recommendation via the application form.


Attend at least two BYSC activities with your Sponsor. This gives Club Members a chance to meet you and answer any questions you may have.


Obtain two additional sponsor signatures on your application from Stockholding Members.


Return your completed application with the appropriate Initiation Fee either to your Primary Sponsor or directly to the Club Office. The initiation fee will not be deposited until approval of your application.

Schedule a Tour

The amenities of Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club attract boaters and water lovers, swimmers and racket enthusiasts. Please contact the office at 843-522-8216 or to set up a personalized, guided tour.

While on the tour, you’ll hear about our clubs & groups and all of the fun ways to get the most out of your membership. We also offer a variety of camps & programs for children and adults (because you are never too old to learn new ways to enjoy life).

Join an Event

Prospective members are encouraged to participate in one of our renowned events. Attending an event will give you an in depth feel for the club and introduce you to the most important part of our club – the members. Which event should you attend? The office can guide you to an upcoming event, but a popular choice is a Final or Sunset Friday, when we wind down the week with a social on the back porch or complete potluck dinner.