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 are encouraged in the club, cultivating a strong bond between members and improving skills and tactics across the board.
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!
Flying Scot One-Design Fleet
The Flying Scot is a 2-3 person versatile day Sailer 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.
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.
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.
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