Young sailor climbing from boat to boat at the dock

Start off Sailing (Ages 5-7)

This Learn to Sail session helps young children (ages 5-7) feel at ease on the water and be comfortable in boats. Sailors are paired up two to a boat with an emphasis on being safe, having fun and learning the sights, sounds and feel of sailing.

ALL SOS SUMMER SESSIONS ARE MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 9:30am – 11:30am
SOS-1 June 14-17, SOS-2 June 21-24, SOS-3 June 28-July 1
$103 per session. 

Online Registration
(Clicking “Online Registration” will take you to ClubSpot – a member management site – to complete your registration. You will be asked to create an account in order to manage multiple registrations and multiple participants.)

Beginner sailing lessons

Beginner Opti Sailing (Ages 7-9)

This sailing session is for 8-9 year old sailors who will sail on their own. They learn to sail Optimist Dinghy trainers that are designed to be sailed single-handed!

ALL SOS SUMMER SESSIONS ARE MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
9:30am – 11:30am
SOS-1 June 14-17, SOS-2 June 21-24, SOS-3 June 28-July 1
$103 per session.

Online Registration
(Clicking “Online Registration” will take you to ClubSpot – a member management site – to complete your registration. You will be asked to create an account in order to manage multiple registrations and multiple participants.)

Learn to race a sail boat

Junior Sailing (Ages 9-16)

These learn to sail sessions are for 9-16 year old sailors and will be geared towards different sailing ability and interest of the students.

ALL SUMMER SESSIONS ARE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Junior-1 June 14-18, Junior-2 June 21-25, Junior-3 June 28-July 2
$385 per session. Discount for multiple sessions.

Online Registration
(Clicking “Online Registration” will take you to ClubSpot – a member management site – to complete your registration. You will be asked to create an account in order to manage multiple registrations and multiple participants.)

2021 Junior Open Sailing

Four weekly sessions of Junior Open Sailing, starting Mondays July 5, July 12, July 19, and July 26 from 1 pm – 5 pm. $100 a week. These sessions are for sailors who have sailed with Asheville Youth Sailing before. We’re happy to host weekly sessions of supervised sailing. Get out on the water, enjoy the sunshine, we’ll play (safe) games, do drills, race a little, and just sail around. Ages 10 -18 only.

Once you click HERE to register, you will be taken to Clubspot, our membership site. If you sailed with us last year, you will already have a login. Once there, choose your sessions and which boat you’d like to sail. We’ll collect your payment and your waivers. (Be sure to check your email after registration to click the waiver!)

Basically, you are chartering a boat to use by the week. You will use the same boat and equipment each day.

COVID -19 Disclaimer: US Sailing, Asheville Youth Sailing, and The Asheville Sailing Club recommend singlehanded sailing or family sailing during this pandemic. The safety and health of each member is the responsibility of the individual member. Sailing is a great way to get back together as a club and enjoy being on the water. We will monitor the situation daily and make appropriate changes as needed. Please note there will be no onsite registrations. Please make sure you register online with your correct email address, and phone numbers since notifications may be made as late as the day of the event. Parents need to be “on call” while their sailor is on the lake in case of inclement weather — including too much or too little wind, rain, and thunderstorms. We have no safe place to gather with access to the clubhouse limited to a few people at a time.

In the event of a resurgence of COVID-19 which causes us to cancel your session, or a documented or suspected case of COVID-19 in your household, all registration fees (minus the credit card charges) will be completely refunded.

Sailboat racing in a regatta

Junior Racing Program (Ages 10-18)

Our Junior Racing Program is split into two groups. Learn to Race (LTR) and Advanced Racing Team (ART). The Learn to Race program prepares sailors for participating in club-level regattas. The Advanced Race Team travels to away regattas and clinics. Both groups sail after school or in the evenings. All sailors start out in the Learn to Race program before graduating to the Advanced Race Team program. Registration is by Permission of the Sailing Program Director only.

Online Registration
(Clicking “Online Registration” will take you to ClubSpot – a member management site – to complete your registration. You will be asked to create an account in order to manage multiple registrations and multiple participants.)

School year practices are Tuesdays & Thursdays, OTW by 5:00 pm and OTW by 8:00 pm – depending on daylight.

Club Regattas alternate between Saturday & Sunday Afternoons (See calendar.)

Away regattas are the entire weekend.

Most MS/HS Racers attend or work some SUMMER SESSIONS in June and Attend some sessions of Junior Open Sailing In July. 

Family membership in The Asheville Sailing Club ($50/year) is required to participate in club regattas for the rest of the season. Club regattas are held on weekends. You can see the schedule here: Asheville Sailing Club Regatta Schedule

For the 2021-22 racing season, we will be participating in the South-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association’s Junior Racing Series. 

You can register for Spring Practices, Summer Regattas & Practice, Fall Regattas & Practice and Winter Practice sessions or for the entire year. The Advanced Race Team travels to away regattas and clinics in addition to participating in the Asheville Sailing Club racing series. Practice boat-handling, “go fast” boat-speed around the buoys, and learn the “ins” and “outs” of the Racing Rules of Sailing. All sailors start out in the Learn-to-Race program before graduating on to the Advanced Race Team program.

Attendance at “away” regattas is through placement by the sailing Program Director and will generally be one-design regattas in Optimists, O’pen Bics, Jet-14s, Lasers, Sunfish, and Flying Scots. Parental permission and/or accompaniment is required. Advanced Race Team fees do not cover travel, lodging, or food at away events.

Sailors race in various boats: 

Optimist – Green, White, Blue and Red Fleets
Sunfish – Junior Fleet
Laser – 4.7, Radial, and Full Fleets,
Club 420 – Spin & Trap and College style (Club 420 & College 420 must start together)
BIC Open (U13 and 13+ divisions)

Boat charters for ASC club members are available by the year.
2021 Jr. Grand Prix Championship SeriesBest 3 of 8 with 1 salt/1 fresh requirement (except Opti Green)

RegattaDatesFresh Water or Salt Water 
South Carolina Yacht Club Jr OpenJune 12-13*salt*
Hobcaw Yacht Club OpenJuly 10-11*salt*
Carolina Yacht Club SC Invitational July 24-25*salt*
Carolina Yacht Club NC OpenAugust 7-8*salt*
Beaufort Yacht Sailing Club Pluff Mud Jr RegattaSept 11-12*salt*
Lake Norman Yacht Club Board BashSept. 25-26*fresh*
Augusta Sailing Club Halloween RegattaOctober 9-10*fresh*
Columbia Sailing Club Midlands RegattaNovember 6-7*fresh*

Opti Green is best 2 of 8 regattas (participation awards only)  

2021 Junior Race Week

2021 Junior Race Week will happen at the end of summer, the week of August 23 – 27, after school. A guest coach will be on-board to beef up our racing skills and us get ready for middle and high school South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association junior series.

Reserve your place now with a $50 deposit! Final cost will be determined once we identify a clinician and know how many participants we have.

NOTE: You need approval from the Sailing Program Director or Coach to participate.