The Asheville Sailing Club is governed by a volunteer board of directors.  The 2017 board members are:

  • Commodore          :   Connie Berchem         828-229-5512
    Vice Commodore :   Leonard Wells             828-460-6338
    Secretary               :   Dean Buckley               828-279-4031
    Treasurer              :   Tim Alderson               828-606-6592
    Member at Large:   Bob Mitchell                 828-483-6162
    Member at Large:   David Monsoon           828-891-2531
  • Previous Commodore:  Jamie Titus           828-989-0121

The club maintains a Facebook page which is updated periodically with results, pictures, and news.

For more information or questions about the club, including membership rates, boat storage, racing, or social events, call or email:

Tim Alderson   (membership, boat storage)       828-778-7166
Leonard Wells (racing, website, social media)  828-460-6338
Barney Sokol (general club questions/history) 828-254-6877
Connie Berchem (fearless leader)                        828-229-5512



Lake Julian is a man-made lake started in 1964 as an integral part of the Power Plant project. The Duke Energy power plant supplies electricity to the entire City of Asheville and most of the Buncombe County area. The lake is named after Julian West, a former plant director who died that year (1964). By way of Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Service, the lake provides great pleasure to paddle boaters, sailors, youth rowers, adult rowers, and fisherman. Powerboats and swimming are prohibited on Lake Julian . The deepest part of the lake is 108ft.

The County provides all the Marina facilities to paying members. This includes everything within the door and fence such as buildings, docks, trailer parking spots, lockers, etc.  The Asheville Sailing Club owns none of the facilities.

Fishing and sunbathing is not permitted on Marina docks for safety reasons.

The marina is only accessible to current marina members in good standing with the Park office.  No unescorted guests are allowed at the marina.  No minors under the age of 18 are ever allowed at the facility.  The water beside the docks is very deep and must be restricted to marina members.  Marina members with minor children must take care to supervise their children. PFD should be worn by minors upon stepping onto any dock.

Thanks to the warm water from the power plant, we enjoy sailing all year on Lake Julian.

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