New Postings

Per Commodore;  all club sponsored events suspended till Late April

Commodores & New Member Reception Nice event

Bowen Brothers do well at C470 Champs

International Food and Beverage

55 attended  Great food

Site to Record your 2020 Sevice Hours

Oyster Roast & Low Country Boil

Was a great event    > 270 attenders

Winter PHRF Series Continues Feb 29

Cruisers 2020 Calendar

Listing of 2020 ASC Offices

New resident caretaker is on site

Halloween Regatta Results

Coral Reef apparel store

the gate Code has changed  see members page

Michael and Nathan Bowen went to SAYA Jr Championships

Labor Day & Pig Roast  Was Good

Wenches in the Wind;  Nice event

Camp IVY  year 4  Went well

Michael and Nathan Bowen win  Y-Flyer JR  Chamionship title

Benny Moultrie: 4th. July Bar-B-Que

Coral Reef Clothing Store

Travel News

Rene Hopkins Has re-established Cruisers Corner See Feburary issue

CastleBerry Robertson Regatta Results

Cinco De Mayo Party  Was a great time

SAYRA Jr Championship  Results

Team SAYRA @ C420 midwinters

SAYRA  Annual Meeting Report

Darrell Bragg: organizing St. Martin Regatta trip in Nov,

Go to New Junior Website

Up Dates to PHRF evaluation procedures available

2019 annual dinner Was a nice event

F Dock Project Complete



Remindure    Power boats and jet skies are not allowed to use the swimming Beach

You should use the back beach by the courtesy dock

Changes to the Camper Waiting list, 

New Items in Store

Men's Tie,  Women's Scarf

Family Day at the Beach  Was Great

Benny Moultrie 4th of July Bar-B-Q Pictures


Juniors to Hobcaw

Junior Racing team chosen

See newly installed Playground 

Report from Youth planning meeting  4-22

 at the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival

Augusta Sailing Club Open House

Castleberry Robertson Regatta

See results and pictures

Went well  Had 27 groups attend

Dock Authority news

See design options and discussion of approved  F Dock Project 

Junior Sailing Club Practice  

Web Site
I believe that the website is the primary news and information tool of the Club.
                                                 But event chairs and organizers need to send timely prepared information and news to present                                                                                                

Report on Past events

International Food and Craft Beer night,  Feb. 17

Was a very nice evening of food and fun

Annual Dinner Meeting & Club Elections 

See  list of 2018 Officers

Was held  November 11, 6:00 PM 

Was a very nice event


Fall PHRF Series ResultsResults available


DIRT E Regatta   Results


Augusta University Literacy Center Sailing Event Went well

Thank you to all that helped make it a Success

 Saturday dinner was  catered by SmokeShow Southern Style BBQ


 Labor day Regatta:  Great Sailing and Meal

Results posted

Hoested 30 kids each with a counselor
Was a very rewarding experience


See Pictures
Low key fun on the water,  Mid week at the lake


Family Day on The beach  July 15,  Was a great time!
See Report

Traditional Benny Moultrie 4th of July Bar-B-Que dinner  July 4th.
ASC Open House  introducing Guests to Club. went well
New Members and Commodores Reception The New members and Commodores reception 
turned out very nice with 96 attenders signed up 

Introductory Youth Sailing Social Evening
Was Held:  Fri March 31,

Was held May 27-28,  2017 
NOR & SI and Results posted 
ASC hosted the Lightning Districts on May 19-20 2017

See the idea list generated by the Long Range Planning Committee

All Future Board meeting will be at the Club House At 6:30 PM
Mid Winter Regatta  Results
2017 Low Country Boil and Oyster Roast
Honoring Dale Deyman who had the vision.
Was a well attended and very nice event despite the rain
Sail Camp Ivy day for special students held held  July 29, 2016

BoatUS On Line Classes

posted Mar 11, 2019, 8:34 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 11, 2019, 8:54 AM ]

NEWS From BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
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Read this press release online at:

Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864,
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Some of the courses available include Modern Marine Navigation, Weather for Boaters, How to Use GPS, All About Marine Radio, Planning Your Cruise, Hurricane Preparation for Boaters, Learn to Sail, Crew at the Helm, AIS for Boaters, and more. Most are regularly priced at $30 but are offered for $15 each during the nationwide weeklong National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) “Spring Aboard” campaign that informs boaters about the benefits of taking a boating-education course. Many of the courses are presented in partnership with United States Power Squadrons.

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Commodors News Letter

posted Nov 23, 2018, 9:24 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB

Upcoming Events and Opportunities at the ASC


Dock F Wood Sealing Treatment Needed:

 We need 4 people looking for 8 hours volunteer time that can respond on a Saturday with 1-week notice.   Work is 10 am to 4 pm, or sooner if finished. Tools and material supplied. First 4 get to help - as more than that isn’t necessary.  Email Mark Yarbrough at  The weather needs to be right for this-thus the timing issue.  The first 4 volunteers who sign up for this will get the opportunity.    Working with Mark is fun, and he comes fully prepared.  You will enjoy this if you get to participate. 


December 1st,

PHRF Fall Series number #4


December 2nd, 2 PM

Our ASC Junior Sailors will be in the Martinez Christmas Parade. See Face Book at Columbia County Parade for parade details.  The parade usually starts at 2 pm.  Please join us on December 2nd; 1:00 pm at Evans Town Center Park. We are asking everyone to dress up in ASC clothing or pirate costumes. Please email Jaime Putnam if participating.


 December 15th, 6 pm

1st annual “Light the Lake” illuminated boat parade.  Start planning now…decorate your boat and dazzle the crowd; or, come to watch and share in the post-parade fun.  


We will also take this opportunity to say goodbye to a beloved member and friend; and, honor the memory of Marie Moultrie.  Please join us as we honor her memory with a moment of silence, and a darkening of the dock lights.


 December 31st, Gathering of the Like-Minded at the ASC Clubhouse – details are open to interpretation as this event unfolds as usual.


January 1st 10 am – Bloody Mary Party at the Clubhouse followed by the Annual Hangover Regatta – includes the last race of the PHRF Fall Season. 


January 12th, OYSTER ROAST and LOW COUNTRY BOIL at the clubhouse.  This is one of our biggest events on our calendar.  This is a great fun and a wonderful opportunity for our members to invite their friends to see the fun we have at the ASC.  Registration will be up for this a few weeks ahead.  It is critical that you make reservations because we have to plan efficiently when purchasing the freshest oysters possible for this great event.    Don Brigdon is the chairman of that event.  To pitch in as a volunteer, please contact Don.


Fellow members,


It was more than 35 years ago when I last found myself knee deep in the inner-workings of our sailing club.  Imagine no emails, no cell phones, no texting and no internet communication.  Communication was difficult.  We have come a long way since then. 


The on-land infrastructure behind all this is fairly complicated.  Our water treatment system, propane gas, drainage, plumbing, septic tanks, kitchen, bathrooms, roofs, roads and boat parking are all in need of further study and improvement over time.   


Our on-water assets are also important to us.  We are a fully functioning marina for our members who keep boats on the property.  Every day the docks and moorings are aging and will require more attention.  Our power boats are decent, but they are old and sometimes hard to manage from an operational standpoint.


The amazing growth of our junior program will require much deserved support as we move forward.


Hopefully we can emerge with solid 1, 3 and 10-year plans for improvements, upgrades and replacements of important club assets.  We are blessed to have so many great people with an amazing skill set to assist us as we plan for a great future for our club.


It is a great honor and pleasure to be involved.  Our great team of members who make things happen is stepping up daily to keep things going in the right direction.  Thanks to all of you.


Happy Thanksgiving,  Jeff Annis

Boating Safety Course

posted May 9, 2018, 8:16 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB

Boating Safety Course

Offered at Augusta Sailing Club

By the US Coast Guard Auxiliary


If you or a family member is interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out this popular in classroom (seminar) version of our popular boating course.

This beginning boater class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in Georgia or South Carolina.  Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

Topics include:  Introduction to Boating, Boating Law, Boat Safety Equipment, Safe Boating, Navigation, Boating Problems, and Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat. 

The course will be offered in two 3-hour sessions.

            Session 1:  Sunday, May 20th, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

            Session 2:  Saturday, June 2nd, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost is $10 for an individual or $15 for a family.  Minimum age is 13 years old.

To register, email with name(s), age(s) of minor(s) and contact information.

Dennis Brown

(706) 830-2444

SAYRA Annual General Meeting 2017

posted Dec 6, 2016, 8:24 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 7:40 AM ]

SAYRA Meeting
South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association
Held Friday January 27 - Sunday January 29, 2017
Hilton Head Island SC

see Dan's report on Club Building

US sailing workshop Daniel Fodera 2/06/2017

Discussion about introducing people to sailing with the program where people get a first experience in a sailboat. Some of the guiding strategies are: keep it simple, have the right person, the right boat (dry keelboat), the right day, and "you're just going for a ride." Somebody signs up and gets a package to get the basics.

One of the key things to remember is to have a clear second step, a class schedule or something else that people can follow up to do.

It's only a 2 hours sail. You want a good sailor; someone who's good with people and someone who isn't going to be drunk.

Other ways they talked about to get exposure was taking a small sailboat to schools, conferences, parades and showing people. Have a plan and a process.

Some other strategies for success in the discussion about how to attract new sailors. Have a lessons planned and scheduled. Have a racing series. Have an open house. Talk about sailing wherever you go. Have a "take a friend to sailing day." Have a trophy for crew variation to encourage skippers to bring new people. Offer a family cruise and lunch at silent auction fundraisers. Include something about the club in welcome packages for the communities. Talk about adventure sailing. Establish a 501c3 for non sailor support. Bring a boat to a tailgate party. For the youth program get the parents on a cruise while the children are sailing. Promote sailing to other types of clubs such as skiing, biking, or triathlon clubs. Removed "club" from sailing promotions. Then, when you get all these newcomers - Be sure that your membership committee is protecting your club; have a consistent interview question

Understand and communicate the value proposition of a club. What is the value for 22 year old who has never sailed to join the club? They want to be a part of the community; people want to be involved. You have to demonstrate that value. An idea is to get the aging members to bring someone sailing. One club sponsored a "sail with Grandpa" type event. Millenials have many choices for activities.

Regarding social media - establish tags and use them for all events.

Some clubs have increased junior membership age to 30 years old. One club has bought a fleet of MC scows and Flying Scots. Lighting is the area D three-person boat for competition. Sailing may not be a scholarship sport but being a competitive sailor looks good. Hve your junior sailors group as a crew pool.

US Sailing leadership forum February 1st thru 3rd 2018 in St Petersburg. The web address is

Nick Hayes the author of Saving Sailing was the keynote speaker. Several take away his from his presentation include: avid sailors sail for 120 hours a year. Think about the Continuum of activity for example from owning a sunfish to not having a membership to crewing on someone's boat to sailing on their own to buying a new 35 foot boat. Also think about the mean age of new members. Look at age mixing, family group sailing, adult women. Women may look at it as something to do with the kids as a family activity.

Actions for consideration:

Fill the women's program chair____

Develop a policy on social media - standardized tags and hashtags

Get a keelboat for use in the first sail program

Developed intergenerational basic training

Develop outcome statements on how the club can you become more compatible with twenty-

first-century social trends (for example how to look cool look at me include activities in other

athletic or sports a groups such as the 5K, the shoreline 5K, triathletes, the yoga session)

Try doing a yoga class before racing

Maybe a two-hour sailing session with shared boats

Club shared boats.

Get the right person in the club to run the social media campaign

Focus on the immediate gratification of the sport, flexible scheduling will win the day

Updating website - hashtags

Develop programs to suit other than Saturday - look for summer and teens class weekday during

the day

Post videos not pictures ( be careful posting pictures of kids without permission)

Develop an organisational policy of media remind parents that pics pictures will be taken

Target the adult woman demographic (sometimes kids but often 40 year old women)

Club webcam

Using drones and developing education videos

Find mentors to take people out

Gear lessons towards women's learning patterns (have them bring a friend make it value-


Send Club emails to the wives not just their husbands address

Camp Ivy: Special Students

posted May 9, 2016, 2:06 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Jul 28, 2016, 8:28 AM ]

  We could still use more help

I'm looking for a few more volunteers with boats willing to take kids sailing on the morning of Friday, July 29th. The plan is for kids and their counselors to arrive at 9:00am, get some introductions, go sailing with you, be back on the beach by 11:00, have lunch and head out by noon. We expect 20 kids plus 20 counselors. These are special needs kids attending Camp Ivey, sponsored by the Augusta Family Y. They are high functioning kids with developmental delays ages 8-12, accompanied by a counselor.I would like to have enough boats to take everyone out at once. Please contact me if you can help, and let me know how many you can take. (The kids will have their own PFDs, the college age counselors will not).

We have several volunteers already, but if you have emailed me and did not get a reply, please let me know.

Please contact Daniel Fodera at 706-951-1120 or email

Mardi Gras

posted Feb 28, 2014, 7:07 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

This years party will be Saturday March 8.  Join us at "Fat Tuesday's Pub" at the ASC clubhouse for an evening of libations, dinner and camaraderie and be prepared to help solve the mystery of who done it t in "Bumped off on Bourbon Street".  Party will start at 5:00. R.S.V.P.  to Tony Coy at as we need a head count for dinner.  We are also looking for volunteers for help with serving dinner. Thanks


posted Sep 4, 2013, 1:58 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]


2013 Wine Tasting

posted Mar 25, 2013, 7:58 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

Wine Tasting
Saturday, April 20th
7:00 pm

Please come and bring your favorite wine and an appetizer to share at this annual event.

Prizes in each category.

No RSVP needed 

Contact Dale Suggs at       for more info or to volunteer.

Kayaking Trips

posted Mar 14, 2013, 5:32 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

Contact Darrell Bragg if you are interested or need additional information.

2013 Commodore & New Member Reception

posted Feb 26, 2013, 7:28 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

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Commodore’s and New Member’s Reception 

Monument Dedication 

Saturday, March 23, 2013


The Club hosted the Annual Commodore’s and New Member’s Reception on the evening of March 23rd. The event was well attended despite early concerns over poor weather. About 75 members braved the drizzle and chill in the air to gather at the clubhouse to honor recent new members and past commodores. New members presented to the Club included (see photo) Harry Garcia, David and Paula Poss, Nathan Mills, Bobby and Robin Paugh and Eric Monaco. Dorothy Williams and Brenda Durant did a magnificent job organizing and presenting the food for the evening, while Steve and Sheila Perun served with distinction behind the bar.


Eleven Commodores were in attendance (see photo):

Back row:

Russell Cathey 2007, our current commodore Rob Sherman 2013, Don Putnam 1998, Bob Williams 2001, Dennis Primrose 1991


Front row:

Al Britton 2004, Gil Samuelson1986, Ed Joy 1990 and 2002, Jim Claffey 1985, Dick  Mayne  2010, Dan West 2012


Dale Demyan headed up a monument dedication ceremony for deceased members who have had their ashes spread at the lake and comments were made in remembrance of those who are now memorialized with bronze plaques on the monument.   If you weren't with us that evening at the unveiling, take a look at the monument near the flagpole the next time you're at the club.   Great job, Dale!


Jim Claffey presented the 2013 Augusta Sailing Club Members Handbook to the group gathered for the reception and brought enough copies for all those in attendance.  This updated edition of the handbook has been in the works for a while now and Jim and Dan West get a big thanks for making this project happen.   Additional copies will soon be available for the rest of the membership.


All in all, it was a great evening at the club!  Good food, libations, and great camaraderie.   If you missed it this year, make sure to get your reservations in early for

next year!


Bob Williams, Event Chairman and Past Commodore

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