Monday, Jan 22 - Morgan River Race, start 10:30 am, low tide 12:14 pm T
Thursday, Feb 22 - Morgan River Race, start 12:00 pm, low tide 1:22 pm T
Thursday, Mar 21 - Morgan River Race, start 11:00 am, low tide 1:08 pm.
Saturday, April? - Jean Ribaut Cup* sponsored by BYSC in Port Royal Sound.
Sunday, April? - Pedro Menendez Cup* sponsored by BYSC in the Beaufort River.
Monday, April 8 - Around Morgan Island Race, start 1:00 pm, low tide 3:03 pm
Monday, May 6 - Morgan River Race, start Noon, low tide 1:46 pm
Monday, Jun 3 - Morgan River Race, start 10:30 am, low tide 12:29 pm pm


The start times are “planned” with the goal of having the races last about 3 hours. Based on the existing conditions and input from the racing fleet they may be modified.


Morgan River Races - These races will start and finish at the marina with the turning point being a longitude in the Morgan River. The turning point longitude will be determined by existing conditions. Boats should have favorable currents both going down and back up the Morgan River.


Around Morgan Island Race - This race will start at the marina, sail down the Morgan River to Green “11” in St Helena Sound, round G “11” to port and sail up the Coosaw River to finish between a Committee Boat and Green “1” at the entrance to Parrot Creek. The race is about 16 miles in length and will be timed so that the fleet hits G “11” at low tide making the current favorable both down the Morgan and up the Coosaw Rivers.


The Santa Elena Regatta which includes the Jean Ribaut and Pedro Menendez Cups is sponsored by Beaufort Yacht Sailing Club and usually held in April.  Detailed information will be put out by BYSC.


The Dataw Cup will start in the Coosaw River in the area of ICW Green “199”, sail down the Coosaw River to Green “11” in St Helena Sound, then proceed up the Morgan River to finish at the marina. Total length about 22 miles, event timed so that currents will be favorable the whole race.Trophies will be awarded.


Sailing Instructions will be distributed several days before scheduled races and, except for the Dataw Cup, Skippers Meetings will be held at the marina about 1 hour before the races start to review the course and expected conditions.


Results of races, except Santa Elena Regatta, will be combined to determine the annual sailing champion. Each boat will be allowed 1 throw outs. DNF finishing boats + 1, DNS finishing boats + 2.


All low tides are at the entrance to Village Creek in the Morgan River, except for the Dataw Cup which is at Otter Island. High tides for the Windward/Leeward races are at the entrance to Jenkins Creek.


The races will use the PHRF rating system to adjust boats actual time to a corrected time. The corrected time will be used the determine the order of finish


Greg Shymske


Sailing Photo Gallery


Dataw Island Yacht Club

From Read Clarke at BYC: Excitement is building as the warmer weather approaches.


March 16 - June 8th Catboat Spring Racing Series

Saturdays 1 pm


March 17 – June 2 Dinghy Spring Racing Series

Sundays 2 pm


March 23th The Jean Ribaut Regatta

April 25th – 27th Annual Catboat Rally

May 18th or 19th BYSC Spring Invitational Regatta  

VX-One Rally & 

Beaufort Water Festival Regatta

for Catboats & Dinghy & VX-Ones

June 22nd – 23rd Low Country Regatta

Sept 1- Nov 10 Catboat Fall Racing Series

Sundays 1 pm


Sept 7th – 8th Pluff Mud Jr. Regatta 


Sept 15th – Nov 10 Dinghy Fall Racing Series

Sundays 2 pm