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Nov 8 2014

Learn the Basics of Boating!
  • Boat Handling – Docking and Trailering
  • Safety Equipment and Procedures
  • Navigation Basics – Rules of the Road
  • Boat Types and Terminology

This one-day class is great for adults and teens. The class provides PWC certification for ages 12-15 and meets the new GA boating education requirements that go into effect July 1, 2014. The class is approved by the State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) and by the National Association of the State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

Location:  Lake Lanier Management Office, 1050 Buford Dam Road, Buford, GA
Time: Saturday, November 8, 2014; 8:30 am - 5 pm
Cost: For your text is $35 and families may share. Additional family members sharing a text are just $15 each.
For more information:  Visit or email

You may be able to save on your boat insurance after taking a “America’s Boating Course” class – check with your agent for details!
Nov 21 2014
On November 21, Lanier Islands Christmas paints the resort with dazzling light displays, carnival rides, free skating and more as Magical Nights of Lights morphs into a brand new holiday tradition.

Guests can experience holiday light displays, roast marshmallows and make s’mores at beachside firepits, and ride carnival rides from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly.

Admission to Lanier Islands Christmas is $30 per carload this year and includes free skating.

Lanier Islands Christmas closes on December 31

For more information, visit

Dec 6 2014
Saturday, December 6, beginning at 6 p.m.

Skippers are required to attend the mandatory safety meeting on Saturday, December 6, at 1 p.m. at the University Yacht Club off Gaines Ferry Road. At that time, route information, staging details and complete guidelines will be provided.

Online registration is open at and boaters are encouraged to register early. The cost is $25 per boat; the amount is tax deductible. Complete details and information about viewing will also be available on the website closer to the event.
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