Lanier Sailing Academy
Buford, Georgia
| (770) 945-8810 |

Lanier Sailing Academy – Atlanta has been in business since 1969. We have earned the ASA Outstanding School of the Year Award 5 Times and have won numerous ASA Outstanding Instructor of the Year awards. Our quality of instruction is excellent and the fun we have along the way is legendary. We are the largest sailing school on Lake Lanier with 16 boats in our fleet ranging from 22′ to 36′. We employ over 30 ASA certified instructors at our Atlanta location.

Lanier Sailing Academy – Atlanta also provides sailing club services via our Passport Sailing Club and sailboat rentals. Our club members enjoy unlimited usage of our fleet, numerous sailing clinics, 14 club regattas per year and several dock parties throughout the seasons.

We really do enjoy teaching the art of sailing. Our employees and instructors are very supportive and friendly to new sailors. No grumpy salts here, just sweet folks that enjoy teaching the sport of sailing to all.

Lanier Sailing Academy offers ASA courses from 101 through 106. Our 101 three day course has unlimited days. In the event you have trouble, we’ll provide additional days at no cost, until you certify or your money back.

Our Passport Sailing Club provides continuing education through our clinics. We enjoy teaching various clinics … Docking, Spinnaker, Racing, Anchoring, Heavy Weather, Coastal Navigation, Celestial Navigation, Charter Management, etc, etc ….

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.

Other Services Available

  • Private Courses
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)


ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. Lanier Sailing Academy is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Contact Information

Lanier Sailing Academy

Address 6900 Holiday RdBufordGA30518
Phone (770) 945-8810
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