Commodore's Welcome Letter

November 16, 2022

Welcome to Asheville Sailing Club!  We are a unique sailing club located in Western North Carolina on Lake Julian. We have over 100 members of all ages and sailing abilities, and what we have in common is a shared love for the sport. Whether you are a beginner or expert sailor or any type of sailor in-between, we invite you to join us!

Beginning in the Spring we offer racing clinics, Race Officer (PRO) trainings, adult, and family learn-to- sail programs and youth summer camps. We hold weekly fun sails and bi-monthly point regattas with crewing opportunities. Not only do we sail, but we have lots of fun enjoying each other’s company at our social events which we dovetail with our regattas. Lots of great food, themed events and comradery to be shared!

As your Commodore, I will be responsible for presiding over all meetings of the Corporation and the Board and generally supervise the activities of the club. Now that we have a new elected board, I will be selecting committee chairpersons to carry out all the other activities and responsibilities the club requires. I will also be the key contact with the Lake Julian Rangers and other sailing clubs.

This year along with the Asheville Sailing Foundation, I hope to engage as many donors as possible to contribute to our fundraiser for buying a new safety boat. We have a goal of $15,000 and I believe we are a third of the way there at present! Donation instructions will be made available on our website soon. In addition, I hope to work on streamlining policies that will make our club run more efficiently and transparently. I also hope post-pandemic that we can now increase our racing numbers on weekends to what they were before. The more the merrier! We may also bring back a monthly newsletter that would provide sailors with tips on sailing, boat maintenance, racing etc.

Come Spring we will be sending a calendar out to each of our members with all our events listed for the season. Be ready to sign up for activities!

I look forward to 2023 with great enthusiasm and hope you will too!

Fair Winds!

Commodore Vikki


Flying Scots

Numerous Flying Scot sailboats sail at Lake Julian. The standard crew is two people, but the boat is rated for many more. Scots sport a zippy spinnaker and a foil centerboard.  In a breeze above 11 mph she can pop up on a plane and take off like a rocket.

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Jet 14

The Jet 14 one-design is a high performance, two-person dinghy especially designed for optimal sailing in a variety of wind conditions. Its simple rigging, planing capability, stability, marginal cost, and class comaraderie continue to engender class growth. 


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