Lake Lanier Sailing Club, Inc. is a private, family oriented club
that is involved in all aspects of the sport of sailing
with a special emphasis on racing.
The Club is located
on a beautiful lake-front compound near
Flowery Branch, Georgia,
with a large clubhouse, campground, beach,
bathing facilities, 88 wet slips, and dry storage facilities that
accommodate more than 200 trailered boats.
Members compete in numerous One-Design, Portsmouth / Dinghy and
Auxiliary / PHRF fleets at local, regional and national levels.
We also have a very active
Junior Sailing program,
organized as a 501(c)(3) corporation, and we are proud to
Georgia Tech Sailing Club
University of Georgia Sailing Club
to promote the sport in college students.
We are affiliated with
US Sailing (USS),
South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association (SAYRA) and
Dixie Inland Yacht Racing Association (DIYRA).
The Club was founded in 1959, shortly after Lake Lanier was filled, and
first occupied a parcel of land near
where members constructed a launching ramp and boat repair shed.
The Club's present location, near
Flowery Branch, Georgia,
was acquired in 1960, and is located on land which is partly owned by the Club and
partly leased from the Army Corp of Engineers.
Club members and their families cleared the land and constructed the initial
facilities consisting of a boat storage area and ramp.
The Clubhouse or pavilion was constructed mainly by Club members
between 1963 and 1967. Since then it and other facilities have gradually been
improved. We have two paved boat ramps, paved boat
storage and parking areas, five auxiliary sailboat docks, four for small boats launching,
race committee shack, work area, camping area and swimming beach.
The Activities of Lake Lanier Sailing Club have traditionally been organized and
carried out by the members and their families. The Club does not have a large staff,
and in fact has only one full time employee. Successful operation of the Club
therefore requires member participation. A new member of the Club should expect to
be asked to assist with Club activities such as regatta management, race committee,
social affairs and work parties.
For more information regarding membership, please
visit the Membership Inquiries page.
We'd love to hear from you!
Want to see more? Visit Vimeo.com and
see a brief (7 & 1/2 minutes) video
It's a great introduction to some Club members and shows just how much fun we have sailing and socializing.
a great "first-person" video from Thomas Oliver
sailing his Catalina 22
in a Fall Series race on the Lake online as well (runs about 15 minutes)
- a great look at how you can have fun without being a hardcore racer.