about Clemson Sailing Club

Clemson sailing is both a recreational club and competitive racing team. Our dock is located on next to campus beach on Lake Hartwell, as shown below. All sailors are welcome to join regardless or experience level! All club members participate in our tailgates, learn to sail classes, social events, race team practices, and local and traveling regattas. ‘Fridays at Four’ is a great opportunity to head to the club to grill out, swim, and take a boat out.

The race team is a member of the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SAISA) and competes against both varsity and club teams from other schools. In recent years, race team members have travelled to from Miami to Annapolis for regattas. Travel costs are covered in membership fees. If you have any questions please email us and come visit for a look around the club!





275 YMCA Circle

Seneca, SC 29678


5225 University Station

Clemson, SC 29631

Y beach:

Second right when you enter, look for the Clemson sailing club sign


Become a part of Clemson University Sailing Club!

We are a group of students with a common interest in sailing, coming from all levels of experience. We offer variety of activities from sailing lessons for those who have never been on a boat before, to a competitive club racing team, to a range of social events, and are open to all Clemson University students.



Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail follows the US Sailing Small Boat Certification curriculum, and we will teach you everything that you need to know to comfortably and safely take out one of our FJs. We will cover rigging, sailing upwind, sailing downwind, man overboard procedure, capsize recovery, and general boat handling skills. The course will take between six to eight weeks, and once completed, we will hand out official US Sailing Certifications and keys to the sail shed. No previous sailing skills or knowledge are necessary to take part in Learn to Sail, and students are welcome to come on either of the two days. When compared to other sailing schools, Clemson Sailing’s Learn to Sail is a very affordable way to become certified on small boats through US Sailing. This certification is recognized across the country, showing that its holder is competent on small sailboats. Our class days are listed at the below and more information can be found on our learn to sail facebook page. 

CLASS DAYS                            

Tuesday 4-6                                                        

Sunday 2-4

Proper Club Etiquette                      

  •  Clean up all trash and food after yourselves
  • Make sure sail sheds are locked when you leave the premises
  • Do not start fires at the club
  • No events are allowed without club permission
  • Be mindful of others and respectful to everyone on the lake
  • Always bring a life jacket for everyone on the boat
  • Do not sail under the influence
  • Check the weather before sailing- know your limits
  • Make sure the boats are tied up and derigged properly when done
  •  Do not give out or make copies of your sail shed keys
  • Dogs are allowed- make sure they are supervised
  • Report injuries/damage to an officer immediately
  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Report any suspicious behavior

Check Clemson Sailing Club out on Social Media!

Follow us by using the links at the bottom of the page! We often post updates this way as well as having featured sailors on our Instagram page you can check out to the right!