LANIER SAILING ACADEMY & PASSPORT SAILING CLUB


Sailing Fun & Friends at the Lake
Vol 54, Issue 2.5| 34.17N, 84.00W | Mid Feb, 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.
UPCOMING CLINICS
Every Monday 10am - 1pm

103/104 Prep Clinic
February 24, 10am-1pm
March 10, 10am-1pm
March 24, 10am-1pm
April 14, 10am-1pm
April 28, 10am-1pm


Emergencies Underway Clinic
February 26, 10am - 1pm

Spring Regatta Clinic
March 5, 12pm - 4pm

Charter Planning Clinic
March 12, 10am - 1pm

Celestial Navigation Clinic
March 26, 10am - 1pm

Sail Trim Clinic
April 2, 10am - 1pm

103/104 Mentor Sail
April 9, 10am - 1pm

Spinnaker Clinic
April 10, 10am - 1pm

BKB Mentor Sail
April 23, 10am - 1pm

Solo Sail Clinic
April 24, 10am - 1pm
REGATTA SCHEDULE
Spring Regatta Clinic
March 5, 12pm - 4pm

Spring Regatta #1
March 19, 10am - 1pm

Spring Regatta #2
April 9, 1pm - 5pm
For a guaranteed spot please make sure you call the dock!
(770) 614-5724

DOCK HOURS 

February 

 
WEEKDAYS
10:00a - 5:00p 

 
WEEKENDS 
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 caldwell.edward@gmail.com or 404.307.0314 to get on the list!


Heard at the Dock:



  • Does more activity solve the problem?
  • Have you ever been asked to leave Hell?
  • Against the wind feeling happy
ADVANCED TRAINING
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 sailing 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 SOLD OUT
April 22, 23, & 24 Friday thru Sunday SOLD OUT
May 20, 21, 22 Friday thru Sunday SOLD OUT
Jun. 3, 4, 5 Friday thru Sunday SOLD OUT
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 (1 SPOT LEFT!)
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.

coastal nav chart



ASA 105 Coastal Navigation
Three Saturdays, 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.
NOTE: 10 Hours of Pre-Course Work is Required


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

SONGS AT SEA


Soul of a Sailor
by: Kenny Chesney

He walked in with a salty sway
Lookin' like Blackbeard in his day
A brother in arms just like me
I was born a son of the sea
I can't be still, I can't be tied
The only time I feel alive is

When the wind fills my sail
Riding on a lifelong swell
Let my heart take me where it wants to go
That's the soul of a sailor, the soul of a sailor

He slid a stool and a beer to me
Said, you know, we're both a dying breed
Here's to love lost and newfound friends
And living out life in the boat we're in
I can't be still, I can't be tied
The only time I feel alive is

When the wind fills my sail
Riding on a lifelong swell
Let my heart take me where it wants to go
That's the soul of a sailor, the soul of a sailor

Let my heart take me where it wants to go
That's the soul of a sailor, the soul of a sailor


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
February 24, 10am-1pm
March 10, 10am-1pm
March 24, 10am-1pm
April 14, 10am-1pm
April 28, 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!
Emergencies Underway Clinic
February 26, 10am - 1pm


Learn what to do in a worst case scenario on the boat.
Spring Regatta Clinic
March 5, 12pm - 4pm

LSA's regattas typically attract about 25 people for a day of fun and camaraderie. Hal will present the semi-annual training, now in its 15th year! That means that he's almost get it right.

12pm- Meet in the LSA classroom & Bring lunch!

Come for one or both sessions; both sessions are recommended.
Charter Planning Clinic
March 12, 10am - 1pm

You want to take the leap into the world of chartering but don’t know where to begin? This clinic is geared toward answering questions and giving a few tips on planning your charter. Topics may include; choosing a crew, where to go, selecting a charter company, and many other topics that may your trip much more enjoyable.

Celestial Navigation Clinic
March 26, 10am - 1pm

How in the world can you find your position/location by using the stars, planets and a sextant?? Don't miss out on this interesting and historical method of navigation. No experience required. Clinic will be instructed by someone that has been there and done open ocean celestial navigation across the Atlantic. Old school but fun !
Sail Trim Clinic
April 2, 10am - 1pm

Come hang with us as we micromanage our sails. Learn about detailed sail trim for each point of sail. The goal is to increase our boat speed as well as increase our "yachtie pose" (this means looking cool under sail).
103/104 Mentor Sail
April 9, 10am - 1pm

You board our diesel boat, you suggest the topic you wish to work on, your senior instructor will then fortify your big boat sailing knowledge and skill. You'll have a marvelous day !


spinnaker from art
Spinnaker Clinic
April 10, 10am - 1pm

Join us for a fun and interactive challenge of "flying the shoot". We'll introduce you to the slew of spin equipment on the dock with a follow up voyage of "flying of the shoot". Those with heart conditions or wussy issues need not apply. There may be some minor competition involved with two or more boats fly a shoot


BKB Mentor Sail
April 23, 10am - 1pm

Interested in sailing with an instructor but going above the elements of Basic Keelboat? Come join a 3-hour sail with the intent of encouraging you to ask questions about techniques while you are sailing.
Solo Sail Clinic
April 24, 10am - 1pm

I find myself sometimes just wanting to go for a solo sail and get away from all the craziness that life can throw at you. Being at the helm of a boat and feeling the wind passing by can be very surreal. But, if you don’t have a crew, how do you raise and lower the sails in a smooth and safe process. Come join us to get some techniques that others have used to accomplish this.



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.

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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.