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Sep 12 2015
The 20th Annual Hong Kong Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival is expected to be the biggest yet with more entertainment and food than ever before.

When: Saturday, Sept 12. Team captain meeting 6:45 a.m.; Buddhist monks bless dragon boats 7 a.m.; National Anthem and flag raising 7:30 a.m.; races 7:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Opening Ceremony 12:00-1:10 p.m.; races continue 1:10-3:10; awards and raffle drawing (except 2000 meter) 3:10-3.40 p.m.; 2,000 meter selected team races 3:40-5 p.m.
Where: Lake Lanier Olympic Venue Olympic Course and Plaza, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville.
Admission: Free.
Parking: Parking fees near the venue -$ 10. A $2 shuttle from off-site parking at Gainesville Middle School will be available 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The boat ramp at Clarks Bridge Park will be closed.
Information: www.lckc.org, www.dragonboatatlanta.com.
Sep 19 2015
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 19. 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: For additional information and information on registering for this course, please contact:
Sara Snyder, Public Education Officer, at (770)841-8388 or asbs10@comcast.net

Sep 26 2015
Shore Sweep, put on by the Lake Lanier Association, focuses on 10 participating locations around the lake and nearby shorelines: Aqualand Marina, Clarks Bridge Park, Gainesville Marina, Holiday Marina, Lake Lanier Islands, Sunrise Cove Marina, War Hill Park, Bald Ridge Marina, Port Royale Marina, and Gwinnett Park.

The event is from 8 am - 1 pm. Volunteers should report to a participating location to pick up trash bags and a shoreline-area assignment for trash collection. All volunteers turning in at least one full bag of trash receive a T-shirt. Many of the sites will provide snacks or other festivities.

Advance registration for the event is NOT required, but it does help in scheduling shoreline coverage. If you would like to participate, please send an email to lakeinfo@lakelanier.org.


More info: www.lakelanier.org, 770-503-7757.

Sep 26 2015

When: 6-9 p.m. September 26
Where: Lanier Olympic Venue Plaza, Clarks Bridge Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd., Gainesville
Tickets: Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Free to children younger than 10. Reservations for a table of 8 are $40; seating for 10 is $50.
Reservations: Tickets may be purchased via PayPal through the LLRC website (www.lakelanierrowingclub.org) or by phone at 770-287-0077.
Oct 10 2015
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 10. 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: For additional information and information on registering for this course, please contact:
Sara Snyder, Public Education Officer, at (770)841-8388 or asbs10@comcast.net

Oct 17 2015

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 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 Project Office, 1050 Buford Dam Road, Buford, GA
Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015; 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 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!
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