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Jan. 19, 2021
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All year long, colorful sailboats make their way up and down Lake Lanier – from below Browns Bridge south to Buford Dam. Some are cruisers, some are racers; some are just learning to sail through the lake’s three sailing schools. Lanier has one of the most active inland sailing communities in the Southeast. More than 60 boats participate in the spring/summer/fall Wednesday night racing series, sponsored by Atlanta Inland Sailing Club.

2020 Sailing Calendar, click here.

2021 Sailing Calendar, click here.

Four clubs on the lake offer sailing and social events.


BFSC – Barefoot Sailing Club
Hosts the Barefoot Open in October and several other Series throughout the year.
LLSC – Lake Lanier Sailing Club
Hosts the Reggae Regatta in June, the PHRF Championships in September and the Halloween Regatta in October.
SSC – Southern Sailing Club
Hosts the Special Olympics Regatta in September and several other series throughout the year.
UYC – University Yacht Club
Hosts the Hot Ruddered Bum Regatta.


Most of the races listed on the sailing schedule are open to all sailors with auxiliary boats. Rating certificates are required and information about obtaining them is located at Each regatta will have a Notice of Race posted on the website of the hosting club with complete details about how to participate, generally three to four weeks in advance of the event.

These races are open to non-club members interested in connecting with the racing scene on Lake Lanier. For more information, visit and click on the club that's hosting the race.
  • LARC - Lanier Auxiliary Racing Committee
  • BFSC - Barefoot Sailing Club
  • LLSC - Lake Lanier Sailing Club
  • UYC - University Yacht Club

Main website for all clubs:

Windsong Sailing Academy is a training and certification facility for the American Sailing Association.  The school offers year round adult and family programs through the parks and recreation service. Their programs include a comprehensive array of sailing, navigation, meteorology, chartering, and  boat maintenance programs. For further information visit

2020 Sailing Calendarclick here.

 2021 Sailing Calendar, click here.

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