Sunrise Sailing Academy
Gainesville, Georgia
| (770) 271-7444 |

Hello, I’m Dan Kingery and I’m the Skipper here at SunRise Sail (Formerly SailTime Atlanta). We offer a sailing school and two different sailing clubs and we are really looking forward to meeting and sailing with you on Lake Lanier (The Atlanta Ocean).

SunRise Sailing Academy offers ASA certified instruction and we guarantee that you will earn your ASA Basic Keel Boat 101 certification. We are proud of the fact that when students finish our course they know how to sail. We have the lowest prices on the lake and a flexible schedule where you can generally name your own date to accommodate your schedule rather than ours.

Once you have your certification, new skills and confidence we suggest that you join our FreeTime Sailing Fleet sailing club. This Club is perfect for all sailors from new sailors to Old Salts. FreeTime Sailing Fleet is ABSOLUTLY the least expensive way to go sailing on Lake Lanier. Reservations are made online and FreeTime Sailing Fleet memberships start as low as $99 per month.

Sunrise Sail is our signature sailing club. A superior membership based, fractional lease program. This all inclusive program gives you access to fully provisioned luxury sailing yachts at a fraction of the cost of ownership. Reserve up to seven guaranteed sailing times a month (unlimited sailing on an as available basis). We provide everything you need, simply bring your personal provisions and enjoy.

Personally, I’ve been sailing for over 35 years. I learned to sail on the lakes of Central Indiana then over 25 years here on Lake Lanier to chartering in the Caribbean, the San Juan Islands and BC. Our staff has over one hundred years of sailing experience and thousands of open water miles. We have a wealth of knowledge to share with new and old sailors alike. I love sailing, whether racing or cruising, time spent with family and friends enjoying the art and excitement of the sport. After all of these years, it’s funny how I still get that feeling of anticipation backing out of the slip and getting under way towards another opportunity to make forever memories.

I’m sure that we can help you fulfill your sailing dreams no matter which program you decide on.

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
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.
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

Other Services Available

  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises
  • Racing Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses
  • Spinnaker Courses

Contact Information

Sunrise Sailing Academy

Address 5725 Flat Creek RoadGainesvilleGA30504USA
Phone (770) 271-7444
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