Sailing Fun & Friends at the Lake
Vol 54,Issue 1.5| 34.17N, 84.00W | Mid Jan, 2022
Clinics and activities are for club members.
If you wish to join The Passport Sailing Club, please give Cindy or Katie a call at 770-945-8810 for more details.
Docking Clinic
Every Monday 10am - 1pm

103/104 Prep Clinic
January 29, 10am to 1pm

Coastal Navigation Clinic
February 12, 10am - 1pm
Polar Bear Fun Sail
Sat, Feb 05, 11am to 5pm
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Polar Bear Fun Sail
Sat, Feb 5, 11:00a - 5:00p

The 3rd in our Winter "You're Going Sailing When?" series of events. Not to be confused with an annual Polar Bear Swims, our plan is to stay warm, stay dry, and have a boatload of fun sailing to another interesting lake location.

Do yourself of favor and get out of the house for fresh air and natural Vitamin D (sunshine). It will do your spirit and your body well.

We'll use our diesel fleet, so all boat will have a head and a cabin to re-warm as needed. Open to all members, regardless of experience, as the club will provide an experienced skipper for each boat.

Bring a snack to share on board and plan to enjoy your day on the lake.

Oh yes, it's also an opportunity to celebrate Bob Marley's birthday.....

Please call or text the dock to confirm your reservation


10:00a - 5:00p 

Morning  9:00am-1:00pm
Afternoon 1:00pm-5:00pm

To reserve a boat or sign up for club events, please call or text the dock at 770-614-5724

One Cabin Left for Belize!
 Share the Sail in Paradise.
Unspoiled and less crowded than other parts of the Caribbean, Belize is a laid-back paradise very similar to the cruising grounds of the South Pacific. Known for world-class snorkeling, superior chartering in protected waters, and unparalleled natural beauty, a Belize cruising vacation is unique and special.  A Belize cruising vacation naturally focuses on the onboard experience, scenic anchorages behind palm-fringed or mangrove-lined cayes, and the fantastic swimming and snorkeling in some of the clearest water anywhere. Forays to restaurants on the cayes to sample local cuisine and exposure to Belizean culture add to the pleasures.
A Moorings 4800 catamaran has been reserved for the trip, configured with four cabins with ensuite heads. The first night is a sleep-aboard on the boat June 3, 2022 in the Laru Beya Marina on the Placencia peninsula, with departure the next morning following chart and boat briefings at the Moorings base. The boat is due back at the base on the morning of June 11, 2022.  Direct flights from Atlanta to Belize City International Airport are available, with flight connections on a regional carrier to the regional airport near the base.  

Your share of the charter expense is $3200 per cabin, one or two person occupancy, covering all boat expenses (charter vessel and dinghy, cleaning fee, taxes and required permits, insurance, on board provisions, moorings, dock fees, fuel, water and ice, and the expenses of your skipper/coach). You will be responsible for transportation to and from the charter base, all shore side expenses, any adult beverages you choose to have on board, and any personal or miscellaneous expenses. One person per cabin needs to be ASA 104 Bareboat Certified and all crew must be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 for this charter. 
This is not a class, just a fun, relaxing sailing trip in paradise where you get to practice your LSA-trained skills, under the watchful eye of your skipper/coach Ed Caldwell, whose company Burwell Global, Inc. is making this trip possible. Contact Ed at or 404.307.0314 to get on the list!
Interested in the advanced courses but not sure you are ready?
Take advantage of our Big Boat Clinics and 103/104 Prep Clinics that are scheduled on Thursdays and Weekends. These clinics are designed for BKB certified members that are looking to explore the world of cruising boats (27' to 32') and for folks that wish to brush up on their big boat skills.

ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising
Fri, Sat & Sun | 9am-5pm each day |$800
Prerequisite: BKB-101 & 15 days of post BKB experience.

Come join us for our streamlined ASA advanced course that allows you to become certified as a skipper for our club's diesel boats (27' - 32') in just three days. ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising, is a three day class that covers the required practical knowledge of managing a cruising size boat, such as: docking, anchoring, intro to boat systems, next level sailing skills, crew management, etc. Small onboard class sizes will allow for a hands on experience that adds to your boating knowledge and practical confidence.

2022 Course Schedule

Mar. 4, 5, 6 Friday thru Sunday SOLD OUT
Mar. 25, 26, 27 Friday thru Sunday SOLD OUT
April 1, 2, 3 Friday thru Sunday (1 SPOT LEFT)
April 22, 23, & 24 Friday thru Sunday (1 SPOT LEFT)
Jun. 3, 4, 5 Friday thru Sunday (2 SPOTS LEFT)
Aug. 5, 6, 7 Friday thru Sunday
Sept. 30, Oct 1, 2 Friday thru Sunday

Please feel free to call our office with any questions or to register. 770-945-8810.

ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising
Fri, Sat & Sun | 9am-5pm each day |$800
Prerequisite: BKB 101 & BCC 103

If you wish, after completing the BCC-103 course you are eligible to take the ASA 104 Bareboat Charter Certification course on Lake Lanier The 104 course is designed to prepare you to charter cruising boats in numerous sailing dream destinations (British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, etc). This course will be taught onboard our diesel boats over a three day weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.

2022 Course Schedule

February 4,5,6 Friday thru Sunday (SOLD OUT)
May 6,7,8 Friday thru Sunday (SOLD OUT)
July 8,9,10 Friday thru Sunday (3 S!)
Sept 9,10,11 Friday thru Sunday
Nov 4,5,6 Friday thru Sunday

Please feel free to call our office with any questions or to register. 770-945-8810.

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ASA 105 Coastal Navigation
Fri, Sat & Sun | 9am-5pm each day |$420
Prerequisite: None

A 3 day course entirely in the LSA Classroom. Master dead reckoning, NOAA chart interpretation, compute tides and currents, understand set and drift calculations.

2022 Course Schedule: Coastal Navigation 105
Oct 22,29 Nov 5

Clinics & Events
Must call or text the dock to sign up!
(770) 614- 5724
Docking Clinic
Every Monday !!!
10am - 1pm

Come take part in a 3-hour clinic on some tips and tricks on entering and exiting a dock. Topics to include: docking single handed, how to use dock lines to help control you boat.

Whether you have already completed your ASA 103/104 class or want to see if the ASA 103/104 class is the next step in your sailing adventure, this clinic will leave you with some good-to-know tips and experiences.
103/104 Prep
January 29, 10am - 1pm

Are you ready to take the next step toward your sailing dream of skippering and chartering a big boat?

Sail on one of our larger boats with an LSA instructor and get introduced to the skills you'll learn in the 103/104 course. You'll leave with a good sense of what you've learn and if you're ready for this next step. BKB-101 minimum requirement!
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Coastal Navigation Clinic
February 12, 10am - 1pm

Come join us for a quick overview/introduction into the world of navigation. We'll cover NOAA charts, plotting tools, taking a fix, dead reckoning, etc. No experience required.

Artwork for Sale

Please take a few minutes to explore some original artwork from one of our own! The artist, Julian Tablada is an instructor with LSA and has been painting water scenes for years.

Please click on the link below.

A sailor's sailor
Duncan Hood 's Latest Book

"Duncan Hood, a dear friend of LSA and a master sailor in his own right, has publish four books about coastal sailing and his nautical experiences along the way. We recommend these entertaining and dream generating works of literature.

Witty and informative, this is the ship's log and trip journal from a 7-week journey from Annapolis, MD to Lake Champlain and back. The trip totaled 1,200 miles and required un-stepping and re-stepping the masts of a beautiful Cherubini 48' schooner, Adventurer. The trip was completed in 5 sections, each with a different crew. For anyone considering any American canal route and just a good, fun read, follow along!

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NOTE: All clinics and sailing activities are included in your Passport Sailing Club Membership fee (no extra charge, unless noted).  
Please call or text the dock to place your reservation 770-614-5724
Contact The Passport Sailing Club

For more information or to book your sailing adventure, please give Lanier Sailing Academy a call at 770-945-8810 and speak with Cindy or Katie.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, feedback, suggestions, complaints or compliments about Lanier Sailing Academy, the Passport Sailing Club or the Docklines Newsletter, please click here to contact LSA's owner, Matt Fleming, so that you may have the best possible sailing experience.