Lake Lanier Sailing Club is proud to host
Optimist Southeast Championship
October 5-7, 2018
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!
VIDEO PROMO HERE
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!
MAP OF VENUE
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
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
0730-0930 Continental Breakfast
Coaches’ and Parents’ Meeting
Lunch on the water
1830 Regatta Family Dinner at
LLSC, Catered BBQ and fun Photo Booth
Sunday, October 7
0730-0900 Continental Breakfast
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
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
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
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