Commodore's Welcome Letter

January 14, 2022


Dear Asheville Sailing Club Members,


Welcome to the 2022 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 earlier this year with Lenny graciously offering to hold three consecutive Saturday racing clinics beginning March 5th. April begins our new On-the-water PRO training on the 2nd and 3rd, followed by the first Points Regatta and Club Workday on April 9th. The traditional Southern Comfort Classic Jet 14 Regatta will be held sometime in April.  A calendar will be sent out shortly, but you can check out the training details now on our website:

 For all those new members please take advantage of the racing and PRO training seminars being offered. For all Club members, please join us on the April 9th to help spruce-up the clubhouse and grounds. Bring garden tools, garbage bags, the more the merrier! 


As you will see on the calendar, we will continue to host Fun Sail and Adult Learn-to-Sail activities throughout the season. All other points regattas will be held the second Saturday and fourth Sunday each month for the entire racing season.


We are changing the way we handle PRO duties this year. Sailors with boats will be given an opportunity during the month of March to choose a date they want to PRO. If there are vacancies, then sailors will be assigned a date and receive notification of that assignment. It will be up to each person to either show up on that date or find a substitute. PRO’s normally solicit other members to help officiate, so for new sailors, we ask you to join us… it’s a great way to meet new people and learn the ropes!


Asheville Sailing Club will once again host a Youth Learn-to-Sail Camp for several weeks in June and July under the guidance of our Sailing Director Lenny Wells. Applications are available now.


We have two committee assignments open: grounds committee and nominating committee. Please let Curtis, Don or Vikki know if you are interested.


Asheville Sailing Club is using Google Groups for all communications:

 In addition, we use 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.

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

Your Commodore,

Curtis Boyd



Asheville Sailing Club 2022 Board Members

Commodore: Curtis Boyd

Vice Commodore: Don Read

Secretary: Vikki Shantz

Treasurer: Gloria Wells

Asheville Sailing Director: Lenny Wells

Former Commodore/Advisor: Lee Sokol

Social Committee Chair: Jane Alderson

Members-at-Large: Lothar Brielmaier, Emily Mann

Commodore Emeritus: Connie Berchem


Asheville Sailing Foundation Board Members


Chairman: Karina Dionne

Vice Chairman: Fitz Fibbon

Treasurer/Fundraiser: Paula Hennon

Secretary: Serena Pennington

Asheville Sailing Director: Lenny Wells

Members at Large: Gary Snipes, Bruce Sampson, Mia Donne


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: