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An Update on the Daniel Island Waterfront

January 06, 2023

Sailing on the Waterfront

Junior Sailing Programs

This coming summer of 2023 the Junior Sailing program will kick off Monday, June 5th. The Daniel Island Yacht Club (DIYC) will provide different levels of lessons ranging from beginners to advanced racers.

The racing team will have the opportunity to compete in a variety of local regattas throughout the summer.

Our goal is to promote confidence, respect, and courtesy to others, and to ensure safety while teaching the lifelong skills of sailing.

Registration will open on February 1st at 10:00 am for the summer junior sailing programs.

High School Sailing Program

Practices will begin for the Spring Sailing season on January 9th for Bishop England, Philip Simmons, and the School of the Arts.

The season’s first regatta will be on February 4th at the Florida Yacht Club.

Upcoming Regattas

February 25th DIYC will be hosting the SAISA North Spring Tournament Collegiate Regatta.

March 23rd-26th DIYC will be hosting the Shields Mid-Winter Championship.

Adult Sailing

If you are interested in sailing lessons for any age or ability level either for a single or as a group, contact Stefan Kuehn at

Mooring Field Information

Currently, there are 37 moorings available to rent for boats up to 60ft. For more information contact Sam Steinke at

A reminder of the Rules & Usage for the North & South Dock

North Dock – Sailing Programs & Public Drop-off & Pick-up

Rules for North Pier

  • No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed on the Pier
  • Valid SC Fishing & Crabbing Licenses are required and must follow all DNR regulations.
  • 1 rod and 1 crab pot per person
  • Crab pots must not be left unattended
  • No cutting bait on the railing and no cleaning fish
  • No furniture allowed or beach chairs allowed (feel free to take them to the beach or park)
  • Foot traffic only. No motorized vehicles, bicycles, skateboards etc.
  • Must not impede foot traffic to and from North Floating Dock
  • No standing or climbing the railing
  • No jumping or diving off the pier
  • Must leave the dock clean and all trash removed

Rules for North Floating Dock

  • The floating dock is for pick-up and drop-off only from sunrise to sunset
  • Vessels may be tied up for 15 minutes. The captain must stay with the boat
  • No swimming or jumping off the dock
  • Children under 12 must wear a life jacket on the dock

South Dock- Public Moorings, Carefree Boat Club, Daniel Island Ferry Terminal & Day Dockage

Rules for South Dock

  • Children under 12 must wear a life jacket on the dock
  • The waiting area for the Ferry is on the pier. Check out for more information
  • Concert docking is available
  • South Dock is for public mooring access and the Carefree Boat Club
  • Day Dockage is available for a fee. Overnight docking is not permitted
  • Doors will be open by 8 AM and closed 15 minutes after sunset. The hours of operation will change depending on the season.
  • No Fishing or crabbing on either the pier, pier head, or floating dock
  • No swimming or jumping off the dock

For more information contact Sam Steinke at

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