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Lake Lanier Sailing Club is proud to host
Optimist Southeast Championship
October 5-7, 2018


Lake Lanier Sailing Club is a 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. LLSC has hosted the Southeast Championship in 2005, 2007 and proud to host in 2018!


The racing area will be located on Lake Lanier.  Our racing area is west of the clubhouse and is approximately 1-2 miles wide.  Lake Lanier is a recreational boating lake.  We will separate the Championship Fleet from the Green Fleet, which will be staged in the bay in front of the LLSC clubhouse.  Average temperatures in the month of September are 72 degrees.  2 courses will be run the championship course (Red, Blue and White fleets) and Green Fleet Courses.

This regatta is a 2019 USODA Team Trials Qualifying event. The top 25% of Championship Fleet team trials eligible competitors, as defined by the USODA, including ties, based on the final results using the total number of boats registered in both the Championship Fleet and Green Fleets, may receive invitations to compete in the 2019 Optimist Team Trials.

Location: North of Atlanta, Georgia and 58miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Who is COMING?
Sailor Registration at www.usoda.org, login and go to EVENT Registration

Parents, Coaches Extra Meal Packages (all weekend meals OR just Saturday dinner)
Ordering LINK HERE

Thank you to our Event Sponsor Mellow Mushroom Pizza for sponsoring
the GROOVY Friday Beach Pizza Party!

Thank you to Sailor Bags for providing Trophies and Gear to purchase on site! 
CLICK HERE For details on what will be FOR SALE!


Schedule of Events (PDF HERE): 

Friday, October 5
0800-2100             Facilities Open (facilities can be available earlier if needed)
1500-2000             Competitor Check-In and Support (Coach/Spectator) Vessel Flag Registration
1800-2000             Family Social – Mellow Mushroom sponsored Kick off Pizza Party at the BEACH!  

Saturday, October 6
0730-0900             Competitor Check-In and Support (Coach/Spectator) Vessel Flag Registration
0730-0930             Continental Breakfast
0845                      Coaches’ Meeting
0900                      Competitors’, Coaches’ and Parents’ Meeting
0930                      Harbor Start
1030                      First Warning Signal                        
Lunch on the water
1830                      Regatta Family Dinner at LLSC, Catered BBQ and fun Photo Booth  

Sunday, October 7
0730-0900             Continental Breakfast
0830                      Coaches’ Meeting
0900                      Harbor Start
1000                      First Warning Signal                              
Lunch on the water
1430                      No First Warning Signal for a race or “Set” of races after this time
After Racing         Snack and Awards ceremony

Additional meal packages for purchase for parents, family members and coaches include:
Pizza Friday, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner.  LINK HERE

Other Notes: LLSC is prepared to offer long term storage for USODA trailers to facilitate travel to midwinters.

CHARTERS and ONSITE Parts Vendors
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Accommodation Recommendations
Camping: We have camping available on site at LLSC with approximately 30 camping spots.  First come first serve - plenty of trees for hammocks and areas for tents! 
RV & Camping: Adjacent to the club is Old Federal Campground.  Old Federal is one of the most popular campgrounds in the area and boasts over 100 waterfront campsites for all sizes of RVs and tents.  OLD FEDERAL CLICK HERE.
Hotels: Flowery Branch Hampton Inn , Flowery Branch Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Lake Lanier Island Resort 

Area Attractions:
Flowery Branch is home to the training facility of the Atlanta Falcons.  
The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere and is located downtown.
Atlanta is also home to The World of Coca Cola Museum, Zoo Atlanta, and Six Flags over Georgia. 
Lake Lanier Islands (11 miles) and Chateau Elan (16 miles) are both popular resorts with Spa amenities, entertainment and Golf.

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