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Atlanta Boardsailing Club

We are a community of windsurfers, kiteboarders and wind enthusiasts from all over the Southeast and beyond.

Barefoot Sailing Club

P.O. Box 147, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 | 678.871.7937

America's Boating Club ATLANTA | America's Boating Club
770.734.6412 (If you don’t hear from us, please call again or fill out the contact form

Sometimes voice messages are not clear enough for us to get your name and call back phone number the first time.  

We are trying to do everything we can to call you back.  Thank you.)

Lake Lanier Sail Rats
Open to all Sailors that would like to share experiences, plan meetups, post pictures and celebrate all aspects of the joy of sailing in our wonderful Lake Lanier.

Georgia Tech Sailing Club

Whether you are brand-new to sailing or a lifelong sailor, the Georgia Tech Sailing Club welcomes all members of the Georgia Tech community to join us. “The purpose of this club is to encourage sailing, teach sailing and promote racing to all members of the Georgia Tech community.”

Lake Lanier Sailing Club

6206 Commodore Dr, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 | 770.965.0501

Lanier Auxiliary Race Committee
The Lanier Auxiliary Racing Committee  (LARC) was formed by members of the four sailing clubs on Lake Lanier to coordinate racing between the various clubs. LARC coordinates the racing calendar events to minimize conflicts and allows all the clubs to share in the burden of mark replacement and repair. Participation in the LARC fall and winter series is free to all skippers in good standing of any hosting authority; ​BFSCLLSCSSC and UYC.

Lanier Sailing Academy

Holiday Marina, 6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518 | 770.945.8810

Southern Sailing Club - Retired (1975-2021)

Sunrise Sailing Club

SunRise Cove Marina, I Dock, 5725 Flat Creek Rd, Gainesville, GA 30504 | 770.271.7444

University Yacht Club

6649 Yacht Club Rd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 | 770.967.2814


Lake Lanier Association
North Georgia Community Foundation Bldg, 615F Oak St, #200, Gainesville, GA 30501-8526 | 770.503.7757


Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia (Lost) by Lisa M. Russell
Lost communities, forgotten crossroads, dissolving racetracks and even entire towns disappeared. The creation of Lake Lanier displaced more than seven hundred families. During the construction of Lake Chatuge, busloads of schoolboys were brought in to help disinter graves for the community's cemetery relocation. Contractors clearing land for the development of Lake Hartwell met with seventy-eight-year-old Eliza Brock wielding a shotgun and warning the men off her property. Lisa Russell dives into the history hidden beneath North Georgia's lakes.

Forsyth County: History Stories by Annette Bramblette 
The northern Georgia reaches were once home to the Cherokee Nation, who, as early as 1731, lived among the fertile lands and were linked to other native inhabitants by a meager trading path. The first European settlers and traders, arriving in 1797, introduced agriculture to the area, as families established homes and farms along the Georgia Road... Including new and unpublished data, this book explores the important advances in education, economy, and historic preservation in Forsyth County, as well as the tragic events related to the expulsion of the African-American population in 1912 and the Brotherhood Marches in 1987.


Lake Lanier Nav Map
Lake Sidney Lanier Navigation Map, an esri ArcGIS Online Web Application by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Lake Sidney Lanier

Lakeside News - Serving Lake Lanier, GA since 1995
THANK YOU! It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were celebrating Lakeside on Lanier’s 10th anniversary.

But in 2020 we celebrated our 25th year of publishing!


Bald Ridge Marina

1850 Bald Ridge Marina Rd, Cumming, GA 30041 | 770.887.5309

Gainesville Marina

2145 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501 | 770.536,2171

Habersham Marina
2200 Habersham Marina Rd, Cumming, GA 30041 | 770.887.5432

Harbor Landing

7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518 | 470.323.3440

Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier
6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518 | 770.945.0857

Lazy Days at Holiday on Lake Lanier
6700 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518 | 770.945.1991

Port of Indecision Marina

7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518 | 470.323.3444


Port Royale Marina

8800 Port Royale Dr, Gainesville, GA 30506 | 770.887.5715

Safe Harbor Aqualand Marina

6800 Lights Ferry Rd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 | 770.967.6811

Safe Harbor Hideaway Bay Marina

6334 Mitchell St, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 | 770.967.5500

Sunrise Cove Marina
5725 Flat Creek Rd, Gainesville, GA 30504 | 770.536.8599​


Adams Boatworks
Specializing in compound & wax, wash downs, teak repairs and refinishing, non-skid paint, marine paint, wet sanding, weekly/monthly maintenance, gel-coat repair and more. Please reference Barefoot Sailing Club's website when you visit Jimmy Adams.

770.742.7939 | 843.718.5309​​

Cover Girl Marine Canvas & Upholstery
3607 Shoreland Dr, Buford, GA 30518 | 770.271.9093

Design for the Masses
Award-winning graphic design to market your business.
1596 Rock Dam Drive, Atlanta, GA 30317 |
Owner and BFSC Member, Gail Rodriguez

Freedom Overhead Doors

Your neighborhood garage door service & replacement door specialists.
Owner/Operator and BFSC Member, Spencer Gay

Fresh Coat Painters of Buford

Painting Done RIGHT!  | Buford, GA | 678.721.8406
President and past BFSC Member, Alan Carlton


Restoration, maintenance, and performance. | 267.603.1746

Just In Time Plumbing Services

For All Your Plumbing Needs! 
62 Horseshoe Bend, Maysville, GA 30558 | 678.859.7485 (cell)   706.652.3571 (office)
Owner and past BFSC Member, Mike Martin


Local Flavor Films and Photography | 404.551.2649 (voice/text)

Snug Harbor  
Dealer for Catalina Yachts, Com-Pac, Hunter Marine, Precision Boat Works, and Sundance Power Skiffs

3017 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Buford, GA 30518 | 770.831.0403​

SRCYC Boat Stuff Flea Market (biannual)
Buy Sell or Trade all your boating and water related items

5725 Flat Creek Rd.,  Gainesville, GA 30504 |

Sunrise Sail
5725 Flat Creek Rd.,  Gainesville, GA 30504 | 770.271.7444

The Sail Loft 

Featuring only the highest quality products available, we are authorized agents for North, FX Sails, Harken, Profurl, and Others,

3017 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Buford, GA 30518 | 770.945.2800

TowBoatUS Lake Lanier
VHF Channel 16  |  24 Hour Dispatch: 800.391.4869 | Direct: 770.945.2884

TSG-HR (The Stonehaven Group-HR, LLC)

10635 Stonefield Landing Johns Creek, GA, 30097 | 800.961.3053
President/CEO and BFSC Member, Scott Williams

VR Marine

Boat Consignment, Rolly Tasker Sails & Rigging

West Marine 
For all your marine needs.

5221 Lanier Island Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518 | 470.202.1052


Branch House Tavern
5466 McEver Rd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 | 678.828.8345


At Branch House Tavern, it’s all about welcoming you to our house! We provide great food and drinks in an atmosphere that’s exciting, friendly, and FUN FUN FUN! Join us and watch great sports with all of your fanatic friends! And while you are here you will be treated like family by our friendly, knowledgeable staff who keep things FUN and take service very serious!

Pig Tales on Lake Lanier
6800 Lights Ferry Rd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 | 678.828.7676

Pig Tales at Aqualand Marina serves as the premier BBQ, Burgers & Wings eatery on Lake Lanier, Georgia.  Founded in 2015 by the owners of Fish Tales at Hideaway Bay Marina, Pig Tales offers an exciting menu featuring fan favorites like the Pig Tales Burger, Pork Nachos, and the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  The outdoor bar has a gorgeous view of the heart of Lake Lanier and features local selections of draft beer, mixed drinks, bottled beer, wine and frozen drinks.  The covered, outdoor, pet-friendly patio makes a great setting for both families and large groups coming by car, bus or by boat.  Open daily during the spring, summer and fall months, Pig Tales is the perfect destination for great food, quality service and an unforgettable dining experience on Lake Lanier.

Scott's Downtown
131 Bradford Street NW, Gainesville, GA 30501 | 770.536.111

Award winning restaurateurs Scott & Kay Dixon bring their years of experience to Historic Downtown Gainesville, GA providing a sought after option for lunch, dinner and special events. Casual fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere is the best way to describe North Georgia's premier eatery. The freshest ingredients prepared with attention to detail, an unparalleled wine list, a comfortable and inviting lounge, and the best service staff North of Atlanta are the hallmarks of Scott's.


Atlanta Boating Club Atlanta (ABCA) offers a highly recommended "Sail" course

Learn to Sail"
American Sailing Association (ASA)

"Sailing Resource Page" 

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