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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

America’s Boating Club Atlanta is a boating club with activities focused on boating that is safe, smart and fun. ABCA members have access to some of the best resources available to recreational boaters. Whether you own a sail boat, a houseboat, a cruiser, a fishing boat, a ski boat, a pontoon boat, paddle craft or a personal watercraft, ABCA can enhance your boating experience. “Don’t own a boat? No problem. Other members bring the boats. I come for good times on the water!” Pam K.

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
Celebrating 53 Years of Sailing Camaraderie

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 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.

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; ​BFSCLLSC and UYC.

Lanier Sailing Academy

Holiday Marina, 6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518 | 770.945.8810
Make your sailing dreams come true!  At your pace no matter your skill level!

Sassy Sailors of Lake Lanier

A group of women, interested in sailing and supporting each other, who have questions, want to learn and are willing to share experiences about sailing.

Southern Sailing Club - Retired (1975-2021)

Sunrise Sailing Club

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

Learn to sail on Lake Lanier where sailing is easy.

University Yacht Club

6649 Yacht Club Rd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 | 770.967.2814
Founded in 1951, UYC is a member of the United States Sailing Association and is listed on the registry of the Yachting Clubs of America. UYC members participate in active power and sailing fleets that are berthed at Club docks. University Yacht Club is located on Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch, Georgia near Atlanta.



Lake Lanier Association
821 Dawsonville Hwy Suite 110, Gainesville, GA 30501 | 770.744.4547

Lake Lanier Sailfest

Celebrating Sailors and Sailing in the Southeast!



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​


Sail to Prevail
Sail To Prevail is a nonprofit that improves the lives of more than 1,000 children and adults, each summer, through sailing in our fleet of specially adapted, 20-foot sailboats.

Valhalla Sailing
Based in Annapolis, Maryland, our mission is simple. To prevent Veteran suicide. Through the sport of sailboat racing, we provide wounded, disabled and separating Veterans the sense of camaraderie that is missing from civilian life. 

Warrior Sailing
Getting military service members on the water can provide physical, mental and emotional therapy for a variety of injuries and illness. Sailing is an outlet to cope with the long term effects of PTSD, brain injury, amputation, paralysis and nerve damage…plus it’s really fun way for our warrior sailors to express their most natural abilities: teamwork and competitive drive.


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)


Mark Hughes

SAMS® Surveyor Associate | Pre-Purchase, Insurance, Appraisal, and Damage Marine Surveys

770-624-1484 (call/text)

Lake Lanier, Allatoona & Hartwell

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

Lively watering hole doling out BBQ ribs & comfort fare in festive quarters with music & dancing.

Fish Tales at Hideaway Bay

6330 Mitchell St, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 | 770.967.3775
Relaxed waterside eatery offers classic seafood dishes, steak & salad plus indoor & patio seating.

Pelican Pete’s at Port Royale Marina

8800 Port Royale Dr, Gainesville, GA 30506 | 770.887.5715 ext. 5

Burgers & cocktails served in a dockside gathering place with sunset views & live entertainment.

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

Lively watering hole doling out BBQ ribs & comfort fare in festive quarters with music & dancing.

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.

Sidney’s Restaurant at Legacy Lodge

7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518 | 770.945.8787

Savor the seasons with Fine Dining on Lake Lanier.

Skogies on Lake Lanier
2151 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501 | 678.450.1310 

Simple lakefront joint with a covered patio & a menu of Southern favorites, including seafood eats.

Twisted Oar
6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518 | 678.714.7572

Mellow lakeside eatery & watering hole offering pub grub, draft beer, TVs, a patio & live music.


Atlanta Boating Club Atlanta (ABCA) offers "Sail" course

Barefoot Sailng Club offers our own "Basic Sail Training" (June 4 - 15, 2024)

Lanier Sailing Academy

SunRise Sail

Sailing Club and Academy

Would you like your BFSC-affiliated org to be added?  Please contact us at for consideration.

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