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Apr 29 2017
Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announces a one-day, seven-lesson “About Boating Safely” course.  The course is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017. The course also serves as a PWC certified course for children under the age of 16. The course will be given at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch, on the left just before the entrance to Aqualand Marina. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and cost is $35. Discounts are available for additional family members.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. Successful completion of this course could result in a reduction in your boat’s insurance premium. 
 
Course contents include:
• Know your boat
• Before you get underway
• Navigating the waterways
• Operating your vessel safely
• Legal requirements of boating
• Boating emergencies
• Enjoying watersports
• State of Georgia regulations

More info: Contact Sally Snyder, Public Education Officer • 770 841-8388 • asbs@comcast.net

Apr 29 2017
 
Adults only! Get ready to move your feet from noon until after sundown at a first of its kind gig on Lake Lanier April 29. The Sets at Sunset Music Festival is sure to shake Lake Lanier Olympic Park with a 21-and-older electronic dance party abuzz with techno, house and trance sets spun by popular international and Atlanta-area DJs.

  • Time/Date: Noon-10 p.m., April 29. 
  • Location: Lake Lanier Olympic Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd., Gainesville.
  • Tickets: $35 advance, $45 at the gate. 
  • Website: www.setsatsunset.com

 
May 5 2017
All New Duck Derby & Fest!

This year’s event will take place on Cinco de Mayo (May 5), which is a Friday. 

The event will begin with the derby, which starts at 5:30 p.m. on the “boat house” side of the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue. At the “race tower” side of the park there will be food trucks and live music, headlined by the Fly Betty Band. Tap It Gainesville Growlers will be on hand to serve craft beers and wine.
 
The admission to the duck race is free. There is a fee of $5 to enter the Duck Fest. 
 
Lots of prizes will be awarded, with $10,000 cash going to the winning entry.

Ducks may be adopted with a $5 donation for a single duck, Quack Packs are $25 for 6 ducks and Grand Packs $100 for 25 ducks. You can adopt your ducks by calling the Duck Line at 770-532-8102 or by visiting www.rubberduckderby.com.

May 20 2017
Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announces a one-day, seven-lesson “About Boating Safely” course.  The course is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017. The course also serves as a PWC certified course for children under the age of 16. The course will be given at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch, on the left just before the entrance to Aqualand Marina. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and cost is $35. Discounts are available for additional family members.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. Successful completion of this course could result in a reduction in your boat’s insurance premium. 
 
Course contents include:
• Know your boat
• Before you get underway
• Navigating the waterways
• Operating your vessel safely
• Legal requirements of boating
• Boating emergencies
• Enjoying watersports
• State of Georgia regulations

More info: Contact Sally Snyder, Public Education Officer • 770 841-8388 • asbs@comcast.net

Jun 24 2017
Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announces a one-day, seven-lesson “About Boating Safely” course.  The course is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 2017. The course also serves as a PWC certified course for children under the age of 16. The course will be given at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch, on the left just before the entrance to Aqualand Marina. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and cost is $35. Discounts are available for additional family members.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. Successful completion of this course could result in a reduction in your boat’s insurance premium. 
 
Course contents include:
• Know your boat
• Before you get underway
• Navigating the waterways
• Operating your vessel safely
• Legal requirements of boating
• Boating emergencies
• Enjoying watersports
• State of Georgia regulations

More info: Contact Sally Snyder, Public Education Officer • 770 841-8388 • asbs@comcast.net

Jul 15 2017

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

This one-day class is great for adults and teens. The class provides PWC certification for ages 12-15 and fulfills GA requirements for boater safety education, which is now mandatory for any person born after January 1, 1998 to legally operate a motorized vessel in GA waters. 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 Allatoona Army Corps office
Time: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 8:30 am - 4:30  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 www.atlantasboatingclub.com or email ABC@usps-atlanta.org

You may be able to save on your boat insurance after taking a “America’s Boating Course” class – check with your agent for details!
Jul 15 2017
Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announces a one-day, seven-lesson “About Boating Safely” course.  The course is scheduled for Saturday, July 15, 2017. The course also serves as a PWC certified course for children under the age of 16. The course will be given at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch, on the left just before the entrance to Aqualand Marina. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and cost is $35. Discounts are available for additional family members.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. Successful completion of this course could result in a reduction in your boat’s insurance premium. 
 
Course contents include:
• Know your boat
• Before you get underway
• Navigating the waterways
• Operating your vessel safely
• Legal requirements of boating
• Boating emergencies
• Enjoying watersports
• State of Georgia regulations

More info: Contact Sally Snyder, Public Education Officer • 770 841-8388 • asbs@comcast.net

Jul 20 2017
Thursday, July 20

6-11 pm: Welcome Meet & Greet, Coastal Breeze on Lanier Islands Parkway.

More info/register: www.lanierpartners.org
Jul 21 2017
Friday, July 21

12 pm-3 pm: Raft up Lunch & Listen Party, Location TBD

2-10 pm; Registration, Lanier lslands Amphitheater
 
6-9 pm: Welcome Party / Buffet dinner, Silent and live Auction, Amphitheater 8pm: Mandatory Captains Meeting, Amphitheater
 
Location: Lake Lanier Islands Resort
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-8787

More info/register: www.lanierpartners.org
Jul 22 2017
Saturday, July 22

9 am-3 pm: Pirates of Lanier Family Poker Run, (card stops open). Gainesville Marina Card Stop closes @ 2pm
 
11-3 pm: 4 Lunch Stops, Pigtails at Aqualand, Pelican Pete's at Port Royale Twisted Oar at Holiday Marina, Lenny's Subs at Baldridge Marina
 
5-9 pm: Card playing at Casino, Sunset Cove
 
9 pm: Awards Ceremony, followed by fireworks 
 
Location: Lake Lanier Islands Resort
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-8787

More info/register: www.lanierpartners.org
Aug 5 2017

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

This one-day class is great for adults and teens. The class provides PWC certification for ages 12-15 and fulfills GA requirements for boater safety education, which is now mandatory for any person born after January 1, 1998 to legally operate a motorized vessel in GA waters. 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 Army Corps office
Time: Saturday, August 5, 2017; 8:30 am - 4:30  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 www.atlantasboatingclub.com or email ABC@usps-atlanta.org

You may be able to save on your boat insurance after taking a “America’s Boating Course” class – check with your agent for details!
Aug 12 2017
Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announces a one-day, seven-lesson “About Boating Safely” course.  The course is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017. The course also serves as a PWC certified course for children under the age of 16. The course will be given at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch, on the left just before the entrance to Aqualand Marina. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and cost is $35. Discounts are available for additional family members.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. Successful completion of this course could result in a reduction in your boat’s insurance premium. 
 
Course contents include:
• Know your boat
• Before you get underway
• Navigating the waterways
• Operating your vessel safely
• Legal requirements of boating
• Boating emergencies
• Enjoying watersports
• State of Georgia regulations

More info: Contact Sally Snyder, Public Education Officer • 770 841-8388 • asbs@comcast.net

Aug 26 2017

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

This one-day class is great for adults and teens. The class provides PWC certification for ages 12-15 and fulfills GA requirements for boater safety education, which is now mandatory for any person born after January 1, 1998 to legally operate a motorized vessel in GA waters. 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 Army Corps office
Time: Saturday, August 26, 2017; 8:30 am - 4:30  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 www.atlantasboatingclub.com or email ABC@usps-atlanta.org

You may be able to save on your boat insurance after taking a “America’s Boating Course” class – check with your agent for details!
Sep 16 2017
Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announces a one-day, seven-lesson “About Boating Safely” course.  The course is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017. The course also serves as a PWC certified course for children under the age of 16. The course will be given at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch, on the left just before the entrance to Aqualand Marina. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and cost is $35. Discounts are available for additional family members.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. Successful completion of this course could result in a reduction in your boat’s insurance premium. 
 
Course contents include:
• Know your boat
• Before you get underway
• Navigating the waterways
• Operating your vessel safely
• Legal requirements of boating
• Boating emergencies
• Enjoying watersports
• State of Georgia regulations

More info: Contact Sally Snyder, Public Education Officer • 770 841-8388 • asbs@comcast.net

Oct 14 2017
Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announces a one-day, seven-lesson “About Boating Safely” course.  The course is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017. The course also serves as a PWC certified course for children under the age of 16. The course will be given at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch, on the left just before the entrance to Aqualand Marina. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and cost is $35. Discounts are available for additional family members.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. Successful completion of this course could result in a reduction in your boat’s insurance premium. 
 
Course contents include:
• Know your boat
• Before you get underway
• Navigating the waterways
• Operating your vessel safely
• Legal requirements of boating
• Boating emergencies
• Enjoying watersports
• State of Georgia regulations

More info: Contact Sally Snyder, Public Education Officer • 770 841-8388 • asbs@comcast.net

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