About LMSC

LMSC_sign07Lake Murray Sailing Club welcomes sailors, of all ages in boats from single-person dinghies to 34 footers. We  are home to two growing one design fleets featuring the comfortable, family friendly, competitive Flying Scot and the high performance MC Scow; nationally popular designs that form the two largest, most active one design fleets on Lake Murray. We are a private, family-oriented sailing club of boat owners with excellent facilities on the shores of one of the finest sailing lakes in the Southeast.

Two large lake basins and miles of coves are easily accessible from the club’s location near Chapin, SC. The club occupies a pristine rural setting on seven acres and maintains the character of the region with beaches, pine shaded drives and grassy knolls.

We invite you to browse our web site so that you gain some idea of the sailing, social, and community activities that define the character of our organization.

Our club promotes sailing through an active racing schedule, cruising events, and instructional programs, for men, women, teens, and kids. We also sponsor a community-wide Introduction to Sailing program for novices, adult small boat instruction leading to possible US Sailing certification, and a summer Youth Sailing Certification Clinic.

More than 100 families hold membership in the club. Among them are day sailors, casual cruisers, club racers, and hard-core regatta junkies.

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Among the members are a past president of the national Thistle Class Association, the vice-president of the national Thistle Class Association, a vice commodore of the national San Juan 21 Class Association, a director of the national Santana 20 Class Association, and two past commodores of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association.

At least four club-wide social events are held each year, in addition to the weekend events that draw families to the club. The club currently hosts annual invitational regattas for the Thistle, MC Scow and Flying Scot one design classes.

We have actively supported nationally recognized sailing events by hosting regattas such as The San Juan 21 North American Championship, the Flying Scot Master’s National Championship, the Mallory Cup Quarter Finals, the Flying Scot Carolinas District Championshhip, and the MC Scow Youth Championship.