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Jun 4 2016
  • Date: June 4
  • Time: 5-11 pm
  • Where: Lake Lanier Olympic Park • 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd  • Gainesville, GA 30506
  • Band: Nautical themed band Yacht Club Revue will play tunes by Prince, Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald and 1970s-era icons
  • Tickets: Individual tickets are $20; sponsor tables with dinner and drinks for six people go for $400.
  • Info: www.johnjarrardfoundation.com.

 


Jun 7 2016
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 Tuesday, June 7. 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 Ricky Ashe, Public Education Officer • 770 833-8935 • flotilla29pe@gmail.com

Jun 18 2016
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 18. 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 Ricky Ashe, Public Education Officer • 770 833-8935 • flotilla29pe@gmail.com

Jun 18 2016
  • Date: Saturday, June 18
  • Time: Show starts at 8 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gainesville Garden • 1911 Sweetbay Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Tickets: $37.50 (Member $35.50)
  • More info: atlantabg.org
Jul 9 2016
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 9. 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 Ricky Ashe, Public Education Officer • 770 833-8935 • flotilla29pe@gmail.com

Jul 14 2016
Thursday, July 14

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. 

6:00 PM until 9:00 PM - Registration open

7:00PM-11:00PM - Fantastic First Annual Monte Carlo Night will be open at the grand hall., just above Sunset Cove There will be a giant Texas Hold'em tournament and a full Casino in operation. Seating will be limited so get your tickets early.

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 15 2016
Friday July 15

11:30AM-3:00PM - "Cheeseburger in Paradise" Raft Up on the Lake. 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. 

2:00 PM-8 PM - Registration, Mandatory "Captains' Meeting"(8:00 PM), Boat Registration, Mandatory "Captains' Meeting"(8:00 PM) and "Welcome Party" at the Grand Hall, Sunset Cove Parking lot, Lake Lanier Islands Resort--- A fantastic buffet dinner banquet served 6:00 – 9:00 PM, provided by the famous Jim & Nicks BBQ, FREE for registered participants with wristbands issued at Registration. Landlubber wristbands will be available for the banquet, only $25.00 each. There will be a DJ playing at the Grand Hall and Vendor Village and there will be a "Giant" event auction as well, hosted by Red Barons Antiques and our friend and auctioneer, Alan Baitcher. Many exotic and exciting boats will be on display in the parking lot for everyone to enjoy. There also will be a DJ or live music playing on the Sunset Cove Promenade. This year, as usual, we will have a "Special Surprise" after the captain's meeting, so don't run off early.

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 16 2016

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 Allatoona Army Corps office
Time: Saturday, July 16, 2016; 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 16 2016
Saturday July 16

11:30 AM - The Poker Run on the Lake (See Event Details at www.lanierpartners.org). Staggered flagged start from the Dam at 11:30 AM as well as normal starts from your marina or anywhere on the lake if you wish. Same as last year, our lunch stops include five restaurants of your choosing around the lake. All participants are encouraged to support our lake restaurants, be prepared to raft up.

5:00PM-9:00PM - Card Playing in the "Casino". We have a rule change for card play this year. We will have two 1st Place winners. One will be awarded to the “Natural Hand” winner and the other to the “Buy In” hand winner. Trophies will be awarded and the “Flash Mob” begins as we await the fantastic Fireworks show.

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 16 2016
  • Date: Saturday, July 16
  • Time: Show starts at 8 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gainesville Garden • 1911 Sweetbay Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Tickets: $47.50 (Member $45.50)
  • More info: atlantabg.org
Aug 13 2016
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 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.

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 Ricky Ashe, Public Education Officer • 770 833-8935 • flotilla29pe@gmail.com

Aug 13 2016
  • Date: Saturday, August 13
  • Time: Show starts at 8 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gainesville Garden • 1911 Sweetbay Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Tickets: $54.50 (Member $52.50)
  • More info: atlantabg.org
Aug 20 2016

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 office
Time: Saturday, August 20, 2016; 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 17 2016
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 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.

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 Ricky Ashe, Public Education Officer • 770 833-8935 • flotilla29pe@gmail.com

Oct 15 2016
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 15. 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 Ricky Ashe, Public Education Officer • 770 833-8935 • flotilla29pe@gmail.com

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