Relocating to Wilmington, NC-Carolina Yacht Club

I am relocating to Wilmington within the month and was hoping I could get some opinions on where would be good places to sail my Scot? Ocean, Banks Channel? Also, does anyone have an affiliation with the Carolina Yacht Club at Wrightsville Beach? I would like to become a member there, but I didn't know if you had to be invited or how much fees were. Thanks for any help.