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Apr 25 2014
Lake Lanier Islands Resort is holding the largest in-water boat show in Georgia. The event is April 25-27 at LanierWorld.

The show will display top-of-the-line new boats. Some boats will be available for demo by qualified buyers.

On both Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the docks at Sunset Cove and new courtesy docks at Big Beach will contain new boats from some of the largest boat dealers in Southeast. Admission to the event is free with a parking admission of $10 per vehicle.

Live entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend.

More info: 770 945-8787, www.lakelanierislands.com
Apr 26 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, April 26, 2014; 8:30 am - 5 pm
Cost: For your text is $35 and families may share.
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!
Apr 26 2014
Lake Lanier Islands Resort is holding the largest in-water boat show in Georgia. The event is April 25-27 at LanierWorld.

The show will display top-of-the-line new boats. Some boats will be available for demo by qualified buyers.

On both Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the docks at Sunset Cove and new courtesy docks at Big Beach will contain new boats from some of the largest boat dealers in Southeast. Admission to the event is free with a parking admission of $10 per vehicle.

Live entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend.

More info: 770 945-8787, www.lakelanierislands.com
Apr 27 2014
Lake Lanier Islands Resort is holding the largest in-water boat show in Georgia. The event is April 25-27 at LanierWorld.

The show will display top-of-the-line new boats. Some boats will be available for demo by qualified buyers.

On both Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the docks at Sunset Cove and new courtesy docks at Big Beach will contain new boats from some of the largest boat dealers in Southeast. Admission to the event is free with a parking admission of $10 per vehicle.

Live entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend.

More info: 770 945-8787, www.lakelanierislands.com
Apr 27 2014

 - set for Sunday, April 27, 2014.

The schedule is as follows:
  • 4 p.m.-5 p.m. - Elected official/candidate meet and greet
  • 5 p.m.-6 p.m. - Business meeting
  • 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Concurrently running lake-based business expo (if you are a business that would like to participate in the expo, please contact the Lake Lanier Association for details)
Location is at the Carriage House Pavilion, Lake Lanier Islands, 7000 Lake Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford. By car, simply park in the Grand Hall parking lot and walk to The Carriage House. By boat, dock at Sunset Cove and walk along the sidewalk around to The Carriage House.

Agenda includes the following:
  • Meet elected officials and candidates for office for local, state, and federal positions.
  • Updates from the association on activities over the past year as well as programs and initiatives for the upcoming year.
  • Keynote Speaker Frank Norton, Jr. will present economic outlooks and real estate market trends around Lake Lanier.
  • Corps of Engineers Project Manager Tim Rainey will give updates on several Corps initiatives.

 

Light snacks and complimentary soft drinks will be served. There will also be a cash bar available. Non-members may attend and are encouraged to join at the meeting.

More info: www.lakelanier.org

May 10 2014
Lake Lanier Sailing Club will host a public open house at its facility off Old Federal Road in Flowery Branch on Saturday, May 10. The free event will highlight the club’s sailing fleets and offer sailboat rides to guests from 2 to 5 p.m.

Club members will serve as tour guides at the 20-acre facility that includes a clubhouse, boat docks and launch ramps, dry and in-the-water boat storage, a sandy beach with lake access, and a boat repair yard.

“Guests can come to learn about sailing and about the club, take a boat ride or just pull up a chair and enjoy the view from the point across the lake,” she said.

The event will be held rain or shine. Reservations are suggested but not required by calling Larkin at 404-414-4740 or emailing her at commodore@llsc.com.

More info: www.llsc.com
May 17 2014
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 17. 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. 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: Pat Lindsey, (770) 271-4059, lakelanier.ga@aol.com
Jun 14 2014
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 14. 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. 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: Pat Lindsey, (770) 271-4059, lakelanier.ga@aol.com
Jul 12 2014
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 12. 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. 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: Pat Lindsey, (770) 271-4059, lakelanier.ga@aol.com
Jul 17 2014
Thursday, July 17

12:00 NOON - 5:00 PM - Welcome Crew at Entrance to Lake Lanier Islands Resort at the Roundabout. Out of Towner's will be greeted and directed to boat ramps, secure trailer parking, Sunset Cove docks and hotel. 

6:00PM-10:00PM - Meet and Greet at Gianni’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria , Lake Lanier Islands Resort, music, great food and full bar. Sign up for Pirate Treasure Hunt.

8:00 PM “New” Pirate Treasure Hunt

Location: Lake Lanier Islands Resort
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-8787
Upon entering the Resort each vehicle will be charged a one time entry fee of $10.00 redeemable for food, with receipt, for $5.00 at any outlet on the property. 

More info/register: www.lanierpartners.org
Jul 18 2014
Friday July 18

11:30AM-3:00PM - "Cheeseburger in Paradise" Raft Up on the Lake - We will meet at the dam at 11:30 AM and enjoy a short cruise to the Raft up location. Once there, those that would like to explore the lake should do so. We will continue cooking fresh burgers until 2:00 PM. This is a free lunch for registered participants provided by Norman's Landing Restaurant in Cumming, GA. 

12:00 Noon-10:00 PM - Registration, Mandatory "Captains' Meeting"(8:00 PM), Sign up for Pirate Treasure Hunt and "Welcome Party" at the Grand Hall, Sunset Cove Parking lot, Lake Lanier Islands Resort. After the Captain's Meeting (8:00 PM), there will be a event auction hosted by Red Baron Antiques., Buffet banquet, adult beverages available Hall and the "MTAMA" Vendor Village. There also will be a band playing on the Sunset Cove Promenade. LandLubbers are welcome Friday Night as well, order your tickets now and avoid the "Pirate" crowd. Just click here to place your order. 

8:00 PM “New” Pirate Treasure Hunt

Location: Lake Lanier Islands Resort
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-8787
Upon entering the Resort each vehicle will be charged a one time entry fee of $10.00 redeemable for food, with receipt, for $5.00 at any outlet on the property. 

More info/register: www.lanierpartners.org
Jul 19 2014
Saturday July 19

9:00AM-4:00PM - The Poker Run on the Lake (See Event Details at www.lanierpartners.org)

11:00AM-3:00PM - Lunch Stop at Fishtales Lakeside Grille" located at the Hideawaybay Marina card stop.

4:00PM-9:00PM - Card Playing in the "Casino"

4:00PM-12:00PM - After event Party, the "Bill Howell Ford and Lincoln" Pirate Treasure Hunt Award ceremony, the GEICO Poker Run Prize Ceremony, the HUGE Fireworks show all at Sunset Cove, Lake Lanier Islands Resort. A Live band will be playing on the floating stage at Big Beach in front of Gianni's Italian Bistro adjacent to Big Beach docks D, E and F. Gianni's Italian Bistro and Sunset Cove Beach Cafe & Club will be open for dinner and libations until 11:00 PM.

8:00 PM “New” Pirate Treasure Hunt

Location: Lake Lanier Islands Resort
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518, 770-945-8787
Upon entering the Resort each vehicle will be charged a one time entry fee of $10.00 redeemable for food, with receipt, for $5.00 at any outlet on the property. 

More info/register: www.lanierpartners.org
Aug 16 2014
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 16. 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. 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: Pat Lindsey, (770) 271-4059, lakelanier.ga@aol.com
Sep 13 2014
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 13. 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. 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: Pat Lindsey, (770) 271-4059, lakelanier.ga@aol.com
Oct 11 2014
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 11. 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. 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: Pat Lindsey, (770) 271-4059, lakelanier.ga@aol.com
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