College of Charleston Sailing Recreational Racing

College of Charleston Sailing Recreational Racing


REMINDER: As of July 15th this page will be shut down. This page has been converted to a group within the College of Charleston Association page named. Please click the link below to join the new Recreational Racing Group for continued updates.
Sailors! C*C is currently seeking staff for numerous positions: head instructor for our vibrant summer sailing program, fulltime and part time instructors for spring and summer.
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My son William Hussey (14) is looking for a partner to skipper or crew a 420 in the Hobcaw Regatta next weekend.

William is comfortable being the skipper and has in several other regattas, or he could be a 100 lb crew team member if needed. Message us if you are interested.

One Design Racing at the College of Charleston Sailing Center.

Photos from Beaufort Community Sailing & Boating's post 05/29/2021

Good will passing it forward. Good luck girls!!!

Photos from Beaufort Community Sailing & Boating's post 05/29/2021

Good will passing it forward. Good luck girls!!!


FYI. In case you were planning on sailing HYC.

Dear HYC Members and Sailing Community,

Unfortunately, we have had to make the extremely difficult decision to cancel Hobcaw Yacht Club’s 58th annual open regatta, which was previously scheduled for July 11th – 12th of this year. Above all, regattas should be safe, fair and fun. In the face of rapidly escalating COVID-19 cases and after much deliberation, we have concluded that it is not possible for us to host a safe, fair and fun regatta this year.

With the regatta only eleven days away, we had to make a decision out of consideration for those previously planning to attend. For months, our regatta committee has been tracking COVID-19 in our local area. With the rate of increase in the last two weeks and after consultation with our medical support physician, we met last night to make a “go”/”no-go” decision. We discussed various options to meet the RRS 1 – Safety requirements. After careful consideration, we made the only prudent decision we could.

No one is more disappointed by the situation than our regatta committee. We have spent countless hours planning to make this a safe, fun and competitive event for all sailors, their families, coaches, club members, and regatta volunteers. The HYC open regatta is truly the highlight of our year, every year.

If you registered to attend Hobcaw Yacht Club’s 58th Annual Open Regatta on July 11-12, 2020, there is no action that you need to take at this time. We will begin processing refunds automatically through Regatta Network. We sincerely appreciate your support and understanding of our decision.

Again, canceling the regatta was not an easy decision. As such, we are looking forward to next year’s event with great anticipation. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Beth Colley
Vice Commodore and Regatta Chairman

Brooks A. Melton


This post is one of the last for this FB page. I know we have gone back and forth but the C of C folks are getting organized. This is a cut and paste of and event in College of Charleston Sailing Association that we created under Recreational Racing. So go like the Association and joiin this group. You do not have to be a member to like their FB page. Although membership enjoys some great benefits like sailing their j22s. The Sailing Center is open for members only for now. Hopefully we will be allowed soon for our full on Tuesday night racing!!! Stay tuned on the new page.

This is tonight -Tuesday the 19th. We will have it again next week as well.

Join us for Tuesday Night Virtual Racing! During the quarantine, we will be hosting Tuesday night races virtually on the VR Regatta Inshore App“. Tuesday evenings, we will start races so join us at 5:45!

App. Here’s how to play:
1. Download the app. Here -

2. Create a login.

3. At 5:45 , log into our Zoom skippers meeting

Meeting ID: 954 912 9913

Password: 1234567

4. At 6pm, click ‘Custom Race’
The code for each race is going to be ‘cofcsailing’. If the code changes and you need help logging in, please stay tuned to the Zoom Meeting Above.

5. Every 15 minutes we will be starting a new race so jump on in with the same code ‘cofcsailing’


We’re getting a little better at this. Show up every week for the show. Play,watch, learn, etc. we had several players from off last night. Great seeing them. Practice. It’s free. There are improvements you can pay for if you want to beat Nick or Drew but we’re not keeping score. This is Tuesday night racing. Have fun.

04/22/2020 This is the link for playing on a desktop or not directly in the Ap. Make it a favorite. I hear it works best on a desktop. I use my Iphone on the actual app and it is plenty of fun but my excuse for poor play.

Surprise! Considering it was our first try I would have to say it was very successful. We used a Zoom meeting while playing to keep up with everyone. We had a full crowd several races. Sure some were bumped out by bad internet connections or pushing the wrong buttons but that was my only chance of being in the top 10. 3 JICHS Alumni made it along with many of our regulars. Coach Jewett and family made it. It is very tactical and not too easy for us beginners but it really does mimic sailing with shifts and boat speed and the race course. Joel Bays handled putting on the races and Sadler and Hamm has paid for races for several weeks. You can play for free anytime but private races cost to put on so if you haven't already done so go online, set up an account, and learn to do it and come out and enjoy your Tuesday nights from the comfort of your couch or back porch or wherever you are. Enjoyed sailors from as far away as Colorado and we had someone online supposedly from a foreign country who is probably an Alum or Tuesday regular. Races only take around 10 minutes each much like our regular Tuesdays but much less taxing but can get exciting.

We planned on having the game mirrored on Zoom but I was not technically savvy enough for that. Maybe next week. Thanks to Keely for setting up the event in FB because we filled it up. I think she will do the same again. We think we can actually have 2 races going on at the same time and may try that if we get too many so get in the game and while we can't sail at C of C on Tuesdays let's sail with C of C on Tuesdays online.

Using Zoom you can mute it so noises are not heard by anyone and you still will hear those trash-talking sailors and hosts.

Sail fast, often, and have fun!
Coach Hamm

[04/20/20]   Tuesday Night Virtual Racing Starts tonight!

During the quarantine, we will be hosting Tuesday night races virtually on the VR Regatta Inshore App“. Tomorrow evening, April 21st, we will start races!

App. Here’s how to play:
1. Download the app here:

2. Create a login.

3. At 5:45 , log into our Zoom skippers meeting

Meeting ID: 954 912 9913

Password: 1234567

4. At 6pm, click ‘Custom Race’
The code for each race is going to be ‘cofcsailing’. If the code changes and you need help logging in, please stay tuned to the Zoom Meeting Above.

5. Every 15 minutes we will be starting a new race so jump on in with the same code ‘cofcsailing’


Esailing tv

Here is a tutorial. We will have races starting soon. We think we will be using Zoom onliine while playing so you can hear what is going on and when a race is about to start.

Want to start Virtual Regatta Inshore in your school, sailing club with your friends.

Here is a small intro of the game.


Is everyone ready for a competitive sailing fix?! I think we all know the answer to that. We plan on having a Zoom meeting next Tuesday night for anyone interested in racing on Tuesday nights. We will be participating in Virtual Regatta Inshore an online game that we can have short races and several of them each Tuesday just like our normal regattas. Windward, offset, Gate, Winward, Finish. There are lifts and headers and fouls and most of the things we deal with on the water other than current. So add the program to your phones. I think you can add it to tablets and possibly desktop but we are in the infancy of this and learning. Drew Lisicki is getting some practicing in as well as Ezra Zanckel. I believe the races cap at 20 sailors. We may be able to host more than one race at a time if we have more competitors show up. On the zoom app you can follow the current race if not sailing or just race and hear commentary and smack talk while racing. Next week will be a test. We will try to come up with a format that works for everyone. We are all getting used to this online stuff more than we want to but this could feed our need for sailing some while we wait for C of C to allow us to use their boats again. Both of these aps are free. Virtual Regatta Inshore(VR Inshore) can cost money if you want to organize races or add on different benefits but for now we are not wanting anyone to spend anything in the program while we race. We will probably have sponsors paying for the races to happen. Sadler and Hamm Insurance is paying for the first set of races at least so we can learn.
I added VR Inshore last week and have raced and not spent a dime yet.
A couple of items. I screenshotted the 3 pages that matter in order to get into the races. The front page you want to go to custom. When you go into custom you want to click on the lock below and enter our easy password(probaby Coug or CofC or something like that).
We want this to be fun and hopefully interactive. Zoom makes it fun but learn how to use zoom. Really easy. But try not to make noise or stay muted until you want to say something. Background noise like dogs and kids can really mess it up if you don't mute.
So keep an eye out on this page. Before next Tuesday night we will set up a meeting and an invite that hopefully we can just add to this page or send out somehow. Tuesday will be a good opportunity to see how it works. Come, watch, participate, and have fun with other Tuesday night sailors. Sail fast, often, and have fun! ~~_/)~~
Coach Hamm

[04/03/20]   OK, after putting up that last post I have found out that between last year and this we have decided to keep this page for the recreational racing at C of C. So, if you like C of C sailing, you should just keep liking that but know that we will remain posting about Tuesday nights on this page. The Cougs page reduced editors last year so we will edit on this page still and occasionally their editors will share to that page if we feel the need.

Anyway, we do want to get back on the water and we will not run Tuesday until it is the right thing to do. The thing we have going for us is that Tuesday nights will be one of the easiest things to get going after all this madness and you will all need a sailing fix as soon as possible so Heather Hamm and I will be ready as soon as they let us to run some races. Hopefully the High School kids and College kids who lost the end of their seasons will get a chance to get in some much needed time on the water. And all of you others that need a fix(me) as well. We will not go until it is safe and C of C opens the docks for us but just know we will be ready to go when they say we can!

And please like this page, tell your friends, and lets hope sailing season opens back up sometime in the near future.

Sail fast, often, and have fun!

Coach Hamm 02/18/2020


So proud of Jacob Raymond! One of the primary people who made Tuesday night racing at C of C a thing. I look forward to seeing him at his new digs in The Big Easy in late March 👍⛵️ When US Sailing gave Jacob Raymond its Martin A. Luray Award, community sailing’s highest honor, it described him as a “natural leader” and a passionate professional dedicated to providing educational and recreational opportunities to people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities.


I thank goodness for the use we get of the 420s and the FJs all those Tuesday nights. Looks like a dock fundraiser is underway. Help out if you can. Have a Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽

Happy Thanksgiving from CofC Sailing! We are grateful for so much, especially the support we receive from alumni, family and friends. Thanks to all of you who have contributed to the Sailing Dock Fund, it means so much to all of us and we are making great progress! All donations will be matched.

Click here for more info:


Attention Rec Sailors:
Get $5 off your guest fees when you wear a costume to the sailing center October 25-31, AND be entered for a chance to win some free swag. Here’s how to qualify:
1. Find a sweet costume
2. Check out a boat with your friends
3. Take a photo in your costume while you’re sailing and post it to Instagram using the tag @cofcsailing
On November first, we will select the top 5 photos, and post them to Instagram and Facebook where you can comment below the photo to vote for your favorite costume. The costume with the most votes wins! (Must be an association member to participate, please only vote once!)



Hey Everyone that uses this page to organize their Tuesday night sailing. Our season is over. And this was the biggest year ever. We continue to be an option for seasoned sailors, sailors new to racing, high school sailors, College sailors, sailing Alumni from many different schools, parents and their kids, big boat racers honing their skills, and all of these for fun, no scores, so so race Committee, in one of the best sailing venues in the world. Thanks for supporting. This page will no longer be the page we use. please like College of Charleston Sailing. This year the C of C staff have gotten behind this even more than before and have organized it better and made me one of the editors on their FB page. Keely and Joel have added much to our program and are also editors on the page. And heck, you can keep up with what the Mighty Cougars are doing around the country. Make sure to love(like) the page. Patrick Rogers, Jared Chrysostom, Jacob Raymond, Mike Palazzo, and others that started this thing, I think it’s here for good! Sail fast, often, and have fun!


College of Charleston Sailing Recreational Racing's cover photo

[09/10/19]   Who's ready for some racing tonight!? see you all at 5/5:30!

[09/04/19]   Thanks to Keely or Joel for posting no racing this week. Lets plan on making it next week. If the boats have not been put back together we will help them do it or race. 2 weeks without racing is not good. Stay safe and hope to see you next Tuesday!

[08/26/19]   College of Charleston Tuesday Night Racing is cancelled this week in order for the incoming sailors to tryout and become part of this National Championship Cougar team. We will be back for the month of September! Sail fast, often, and have fun! Coach Hamm


ATTENTION Sailing Association Members:
The Sailing Center will no longer be monitoring channel 73. We will now be monitoring channel 16. This is the International Hailing and Distress channel. We have new charts with VHF use and pick up instructions on the back in every boat. They are located between the step and the bulkhead.

[07/23/19]   Tuesday night racing cancelled. Too windy and crazy front behind it. Stay safe and have a great day! See you next week where we hopefully have better conditions.

[07/23/19]   Keep an eye on this website or the College of Charleston Sailing page. Wind is supposed to be up. If we don't post anything we will decide at the dock whether to go out or not.


Outstanding night with 10 knots and well over 20 boats. Some real rockstars and plenty others all having a great time and all tied for first. Welcome Ellie to the crowd. Great seeing the Lisicki’s family watching Drew. Keely had her shirt picked up accidentally. Tech shirt with FT on it in blue. Let us know if you found it. See you all next Tuesday.


Around 25 boats last night with 5 ish knots of breeze and almost same amount of current (some exaggeration) kept it tight on the first downwind leg! Good thing the gate was extra wide. The current really made it challenging but great seeing everyone make it around the course. See you next week.
Some observations-we have had a decent amount of crew showing up looking for skippers so if you are worried about not having crew come on down. We can probably put you with someone.
If you want to come help as a safety boat we probably can put you on a power boat. Bring a friend for a nice night out.
Sail fast, often, and have fun!⛵️👍🏽


Hey Jacob Raymond! Remember on July 4th week we could barely get 4 or 5 boats normally. Those days are gone. 15 boats on our slow night. Helps to have 3 generations of Ruckers, 5 folks from Pawley's Island, a Hannigan sighting, a new generation of Fisher, and some of the regulars. Beautiful night with great races. Jacob, come see us!

[07/01/19]   So we are planning on sailing this week. Cora not racing this week. JIYC not racing this week but we are going to sail Tuesday night at C of C. Almost 30 boats last week. IT should be lighter this week with everyone going on Vacation but if in town you'd be crazy to miss this inexpensive night out on the water!

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All clear(really?!)
Team Racing on a Tuesday Night
boat speed off the line.





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