Spring view of sailboats in their slips

All year long, colorful sailboats make their way up and down Lake Lanier – from below Browns Bridge south to Buford Dam. Some are cruisers, some are racers, and some are just learning to sail. Lanier has one of the most active inland sailing communities in the Southeast. More than 60 boats participate in the spring/summer/fall Wednesday night racing series, sponsored by Atlanta Inland Sailing Club.

For sailing event information, click here for Lakeside’s Sailing Calendar page.

For information on a specific sailing club, click a Sailing Club Logo below.

Barefoot Sailing Club

Flowery Branch

Lake Lanier Sailing Club

Flowery Branch

Southern Sailing Club

Email SSC

University Yacht Club

Flowery Branch


The Lanier Auxiliary Racing Committee (LARC) is comprised of the members of the four sailing clubs on Lake Lanier and is responsible for coordinating the sailing racing calendar of events. For questions, updates, and complete sailboat racing information on Lake Lanier, please visit LARC.


Lanier Sailing Academy – offers American Sailing Association certification classes in Basic KeelBoat (Beginner Course), Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Cruising, Coastal Navigation, and Advanced Coastal Cruising. For more information about sailing lessons on Lake Lanier, visit Lanier Sailing Academy.

Sunrise Sail – an ASA Certified Training Facility offering Learn to Sail and Advanced Sailing courses through our local US Coast Guard Licensed Captains, ASA Certified training instructors, and facilities. For more information about Lake Lanier sailing lessons, visit Sunrise Sail Sailing Club and Academy.

Windsong Sailing Academy is a training and certification facility for the American Sailing Association.  The school offers year-round adult and family programs through the parks and recreation services. Their programs include a comprehensive array of sailing, navigation, meteorology, chartering, and boat maintenance programs. For more information visit Windsong Sailing Academy.