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Asheville Sailing Club


Since 1969

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The Asheville Sailing Club at Lake Julian in beautiful Western North Carolina has members from all ages, cultures, and vocations. It is a welcoming place for everyone to enjoy competitive sailing, leisurely sailing, and participate in social events. Two regattas each month during the spring, summer, and fall seasons are offered for those who opt for a more racing-focused experience, while social sailing events such as fun-sailing afternoon outings are available for those who wish for a more laid-back time on the water.

Check our calendar for specific events during the week and weekends. 


The community built around Asheville Sailing Club is unlike many in the area. With the many backgrounds and ages represented by our members, there is always something new to learn about the sport of sailing. Good sportsmanship and sharing of knowledge is encouraged in the club, cultivating a strong bond between members and improving skills and tactics across the board. 

Fun Sailing!


By popular demand many more casual type sailing races have been added to the schedule this year.  In addition to Wednesday nights, we have fun, low pressure sailing events on non-regatta Saturdays throughout our season.  These are fantastic social and sailing extravaganzas!

Fleet Racing


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Flying Scot One-Design Fleet

The Flying Scot is a 2-3 person versatile daysailer dinghy often used for pleasure sailing and racing nationwide. It is safe, easy to rig, stable, and is an excellent boat for families while also being competitive. The Flying Scot class holds several regattas and events across the nation each year that members can attend. 

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Jet-14 One-Design Fleet

The Jet-14 one design is a high performance two-person dinghy built for all variations of wind conditions. They are simple to rig, stable, and affordable. The Jet-14 class holds several regattas throughout the year at varying locations across Midwest, Northeast, and mid-Atlantic including Nationals each summer. These events offer racing opportunities and create camaraderie between members. 

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Portsmouth Handicap Fleet

Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap Racing Fleet is a handicapping system used for yacht racing in North America. It allows dissimilar classes of sailboats to be raced against one another. ASC has boats from 12' - 26' in this Fleet.

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Junior Fleets

Asheville Youth Sailing juniors compete a number of classes including teh C420, Sunfish, Laser, O'pen Skiff, and Optimist Dinghy. Asheville Youth Sailing is nearly year-round with opportunities to compete at every level. For more information about Youth Sailing go to: ashevilleyouthsailing.org

Race Seminar 2023

March 4, 11, 18, and 25


Meets Saturday afternoon from 1pm - 4pm.

This seminar is for beginner and intermediate racers and is open to all classes of boats. The session will consist of 15-30 minutes of chalk talk followed by on-the-water drills. The first session will cover starting and buoy rounding. The second session will cover upwind techniques. The third session will cover off wind techniques. The last Saturday seminar will be used as a backup weather day. Sailors will need to have their own boats. There will be a few program-owned boats available for use. 

Sailors should be members of Asheville Sailing Club - being a new member is A-OK!

You must be able to control your boat.  Boats need to be rigged and already launched by 1:00 pm

By donation per boat.  Donations will go towards an additional Asheville Sailing Club safety boat.

(Registration currently not open) Click this link to register:    Adult Racing Seminar  then click on Adult Racing Seminar

Principle Race Officer Seminars 2023

April 1, and 2


Meets Saturday or Sunday afternoon from 1pm - 4pm.

This seminar is for local Asheville Sailing Club members and family members to successfully run a local club regatta.  The two sessions are totally separate.  You only need to attend one.  The seminar will NOT certify you for US Sailing PRO duties.  The items that will be covered is where and how to set up the marks, run the starting sequence.  We will complete water recovery capsize drill.

There will be no fee for these seminars.

 (Registration currently not open) To register for session 1 Saturday :    PRO Seminar Session 1

 (Registration currently not open) To register for session 2 Sunday :    PRO Seminar Session 2

 

Adult Boat Handling Clinic 2023
May 3, 10, 17, and 24
Meets Wednesday evenings from 5pm - 8pm.
This workshop is for beginner or intermediate sailors regardless of their interest in racing. We will use the US Sailing Curriculum from rigging to "going fast" and all the points of sail in between. Sailors will sail program-owned boats for safety and consistency, so boat ownership is not required!

Sailors should be members of Asheville Sailing Club - being a new member is A-OK!

Limited to the first 12 people to register.

$310 per person

(Registration currently not open)      Link for registration  Select Adult Learn to Sail

Family Sailing Workshop

June 6 - 10
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 5:00pm - Sunset

This workshop is for beginner or intermediate sailing families regardless of their interest in racing. We will use the US Sailing Curriculum from rigging to "going fast" and all the points of sail in between. Sailors will sail program-owned boats for safety and consistency so boat ownership is not required!

First-timers welcome, but you must join the Asheville Sailing Club for $50 per year.

$310 per boat (not person, unless you are single-handing!)

(Registration currently not open)  Link for registration  Select Family Sailing Workshop

 

https://myclubspot.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wb_editor_doc_1591303505850Did you know that since ASC now belongs to U.S. Sailing you can join or renew for a discount? Be sure to use your US Sailing Member ID number for discounts on regattas and merchandise.

Join or renew US Sailing Membership using Sailing Club MVP ID: 754468J

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