Western Carolina Sailing Club is located on Hartwell Lake, Anderson, South Carolina. WCSC was formed in 1963 by seventeen charter members who sailed from Portman Shoals Marina on Hartwell Lake. After two years of holding club races and events at various launching points around the lake, seventeen acres, including a ten acre island, were leased from the Corps of Engineers for a home for the Club. In 1966 a causeway was constructed to the island which created a protected harbor for boat anchorage.
A clubhouse was constructed on the island in 1967 and enlarged in 1973 to accommodate a growing membership. In 1972 the first of four slip docks was constructed by members. In the following year a fleet of 420’s was purchased to support a Junior Sailing Program initiated the prior year. Further expansion was completed in 1978 with the addition of a storage building and a restroom on the mainland.
By 1980 membership had grown to 216, and in 1984 two of the slip docks were replaced and enlarged to twenty-six slips each. In 1987 an additional seventeen acres were leased for added storage and provided the Club with thirty-five acres for its growing membership, now at 250. In 1990 the fourth slip dock was replaced and expanded to eighteen slips which provided a total of eighty-four. In addition, thirty four anchorages and 140 spaces for boats on trailers are now available for members.
The Western Carolina Sailing Club is always interested in individuals of a high caliber who are interested in becoming a part of an organization that promotes sailing, sail boat racing, and social functions with other sailors. The members of our organization participate in the management and operation of the Club and activities. Some of the benefits of being a WCSC member are:
- Increase your knowledge and boat handling abilities.
- Access to the Club facilities.
- Eligibility to participate in Club sponsored races and regattas.
- Club social events.
As a prospective member of WCSC you should be aware that we assist you with boat storage. The various chairmen for boat storage will explain space availability and do their best to accommodate your needs. For more information contact Spencer Mathews at (864)216-5968
Directions to WCSC:
Interstate 85 to South Carolina exit #14; take highway SC187 east (toward the “Huddle House” side of the Interstate) to the intersection of SC 24 & 187, turn left and go 2.8 miles, make a right at SC 187 and proceed to Harbin Drive (immediately after T&M Contractors). Turn right onto Harbin; almost immediately, left on Westwind Way. Follow Westwind Way to WCSC Sail Club.