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Apr 18 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, April 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: 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

Apr 18 2015
  • When: Sat Apr 18, 2015, 4 - 6 pm
  • Where: Port Royale Marina, 8800 Port Royale Drive, Gainesville, GA 30506

Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2015 Lake Lanier Association Annual Meeting. We have made some changes to the format of the meeting and are very excited about the event this year!

  • Saturday late afternoon event at Port Royale Marina
  • Drive by car, or by boat. If by boat, park at the courtesy dock at Port Royale and walk up to the meeting.
  • The Lanier Crappie Anglers Club will be doing a FISH FRY as heavy hors d’oeuvres for us. This is a really yummy way to experience Lake Lanier!
  • 4 - 5 pm: Social hour and lake based vendor expo*. Cash bar will be available. Door prizes will be given away! You must be there by 4:30PM to get a door prize ticket.
  • 5 - 6 pm: Food will be served and the official meeting will take place. The meeting agenda will include updates on the different lake based programs and services from the LLA.
  • After the meeting is over, you are welcome to walk down to Pelican Pete’s restaurant to hear live music and enjoy food or beverage.
  • There is no charge for Lake Lanier Association members to attend this event. Non-members are welcome to attend and encouraged to join the LLA at the meeting.

*Current Lake Lanier Association business members are welcome to participate in the vendor expo at no charge, but you must RSVP to participate in the vendor expo. Send us an email at lakeinfo@lakelanier.org if you would like to be an exhibitor at the vendor expo.

Apr 24 2015
Lanier Islands is holding an in-water boat show April 24-26.

The 2015 In-Water Boat Show will showcase new, top-of-the-line boats, some of which are available for demo by qualified buyers, along with numerous static displays and featured exhibitors. Try out Sunset Cove’s new menu with great food and drink specials.

  • Dates & Times: Friday, April 24th - 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday, April 25 - 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday, April 26 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Location: Lanier Islands Sunset Cove and Big Beach docks
  • Admission: Free with a parking admission of $10 per vehicle.
  • More info: 770 945-8787, www.lakelanierislands.com
Apr 25 2015
Lanier Islands is holding an in-water boat show April 24-26.

The 2015 In-Water Boat Show will showcase new, top-of-the-line boats, some of which are available for demo by qualified buyers, along with numerous static displays and featured exhibitors. Try out Sunset Cove’s new menu with great food and drink specials.

  • Dates & Times: Friday, April 24th - 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday, April 25 - 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday, April 26 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Location: Lanier Islands Sunset Cove and Big Beach docks
  • Admission: Free with a parking admission of $10 per vehicle.
  • More info: 770 945-8787, www.lakelanierislands.com
Apr 26 2015
Lanier Islands is holding an in-water boat show April 24-26.

The 2015 In-Water Boat Show will showcase new, top-of-the-line boats, some of which are available for demo by qualified buyers, along with numerous static displays and featured exhibitors. Try out Sunset Cove’s new menu with great food and drink specials.

  • Dates & Times: Friday, April 24th - 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday, April 25 - 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday, April 26 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Location: Lanier Islands Sunset Cove and Big Beach docks
  • Admission: Free with a parking admission of $10 per vehicle.
  • More info: 770 945-8787, www.lakelanierislands.com
May 2 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, May 2, 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!
May 9 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, May 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: 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

Jun 13 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, June 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: 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

Jul 18 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, July 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: 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

Aug 8 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, August 8. 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

Aug 15 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, August 15, 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!
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.

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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