About Edisto Island Yacht Club

Born from South Carolina coastal sailboat races in the late 1800s, the Edisto Yacht Club bought and raced its own boat in the 1950s. The club eventually became inactive and the original clubhouse was sold.

In 1987, the club was reorganized as the Edisto Island Yacht Club. A set of bylaws was adopted and officers elected. The site of the current clubhouse, on Big Bay Creek at Lybrand Street, was purchased in 1992. A new 3,375 square-foot clubhouse was built in 2003, and additional docks were added in 2004.

Today, with 225 members the Edisto Island Yacht Club is the most sought after social organization on the island. Even with a full-time club manager, our many members give countless hours of their time as board members, officers and committee members for the club and its events and activities. It is this involvement that promotes fellowship and a strong sense of community within the club and Edisto Island as a whole.

The Edisto Island Yacht Club exists to provide for the opportunity for genuine and friendly fellowship while providing for the boating interests of its members and their guests.

Our club’s objectives are to promote boating and related social activities through:

  • Off-shore and in-shore fishing tournaments
  • Sailing regattas for smaller sailboats, flotillas and raft-ups
  • Providing sailing instructions for youth and adults
  • Hosting fish fries, barbeques, oyster roasts, and other water-related social activities.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain