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,
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
I look forward to 2023 with great enthusiasm and hope you
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.
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.