Commodore's Welcome Letter

March 10, 2021

Dear Asheville Sailing Club Members,

Welcome to the 2021 Asheville Sailing Club season, and a special welcome to our newest members!


We look forward to seeing everyone on the lake this summer sailing, officiating, and enjoying our social events. Our season begins with two Club workday/fun sails April 10 & 17, followed by the Southern Comfort Classic Jet 14 Regatta April 24-25.


Take pride in your club by joining us on the workdays to help spruce-up the clubhouse and grounds. Bring garden tools, garbage bags, the more the merrier!


On May 1st we will hold a Racing Rules and Principal Race Officer (PRO) Seminar to go over the new rule changes and refresh all PRO’s on how to conduct races. All sailors invited.


The points regattas will start May 6th with a kickoff Breakfast, Fleet Parade, and race. All other points regattas will be held on the second Saturday and fourth Sunday each month for the entire racing season. In between, we will have fun sails Saturdays at 1PM and 5:30PM Wednesday evenings. Please remember to sign up for PRO duties as soon as possible. Each sailor should volunteer at least once.


We usually have two members officiate, so for new sailors, have no fear, you will have help… and besides its fun!


Asheville Sailing Club in cooperation with the Asheville Sailing Foundation, and sponsored by Buncombe County Parks & Recreation will once again host a Youth Learn-to-Sail Program under our Sailing Director Paula Hennon for several weeks in June and July. Applications are available now.


We will also be asking the membership to join ASC Committees, stay tuned. We are presently looking to fill the Marketing position on the Board. Please contact Curtis, Lenny or Vikki if interested.

Asheville Sailing Club is using Googlegroups for all communications:
[email protected]


In addition, we now have ClubSpot for all online membership
management.  If you have not created a user account, please logon
and follow the instructions.


Facebook will only be used by members who personally want to post
information and photos but is not an official site for the Club.


Regarding COVID, we will continue to follow local County mandates. At least for now we are good to go, but obviously, continue to take personal precautions. It is in the best interest for all.


Looking forward to seeing everyone soon! Your Board is listed below.


Fair Winds!
Your Commodore,
Curtis Boyd



Commodore: Curtis Boyd

Past Commodore: Lenny Wells
Vice Commodore: Don Read, (alt) Tim Alderson
Secretary: Vikki Shantz
Treasurer: Katherine Neville
Sailing Program Director: Paula Hennon
Members-at-Large: Lothar Brielmaier. Emily Mann
Social Committee: Jane Alderson
Grounds Committee: Justin Schmidt

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.

To find out more:

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. 


More information: