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posted Mar 28, 2017, 8:10 AM by Vice Commodore SSC   [ updated Mar 28, 2017, 8:11 AM ]

Saturday April 22nd - Annual Paella Party

Come join fellow SSC members for the annual Paella Party, Saturday, April 22, 2016, at Aqualand Marina. We have reserved the LOWER pavilion (the upper pavilion was already reserved) from noon till late for this traditional feast. Most members will begin to gather about 4pm but come anytime. Depending on the chef’s schedule, we normally plan to eat anytime between 6:30 – 7:30. 

This is a “rain or shine” event. 

Nourishing, vibrant, and without pretension, paella has held a place of honor and practicality in Spanish homes for centuries. To prepare paella, combine water, saffron, and broth in a large saucepan. ... Stir in herb blend, broth mixture, chicken, pork, add peas and just before serving add calamari, shrimp and mussels. Add a glass of sangria and it is a dinner not to be forgotten.

In the SSC tradition, place the following on your “to bring” list: 

•Dessert or appetizer to share

•Chair (the picnic table benches can be really hard)

•Membership Dues if you have not paid

There is no charge for members and their family for the paella. Visitors will be charged $5.00. If a visitor joins SSC, the entire family will eat without any charge. 

An RSVP link will be sent to all current members. Please RSVP if you plan to attend!!

Here's a quick recap of last year's event to get everyone excited (and hungry)!!

2017 Chili Cook-off

posted Feb 6, 2017, 8:37 AM by Vice Commodore SSC   [ updated Feb 7, 2017, 4:31 PM by Communications Officer Ssc ]

Saturday, March 4, 2017, the annual SSC Chili-off will be held at Sunrise Cove Clubhouse

As we did last year we will also be presenting the awards from all last year's fantastic racing events plus the Belden Cup. Get your crews to join us in a wonderful evening of food and fellowship.

The chili judging will be at 6:30 so please have your chili at the clubhouse by 6:00pm. Bring a ladle for serving and a muffin tin is the perfect way to enjoy the many different chilies.  Any additional power strips will be welcome.

Video from our 2nd annual Love the Lake Regatta!

posted Dec 16, 2016, 4:06 AM by Communications Officer Ssc   [ updated Dec 16, 2016, 4:15 AM ]

 Southern Sailing Club honored the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper once again at the 2nd annual Love the Lake Open Regatta.

Regatta headquarters were held at Sunrise Cove Marina in Gainesville on September 9-11, 2016 Attendees enjoyed sail boat racing, shoreline clean-up, silent auction, raffles, food and drink throughout the weekend. All proceeds collected went to help support the programs in the Headwater’s Office.

Watch the video below for the weekend highlights.

November 2016 Events • Races + Annual Lobster Bake

posted Oct 31, 2016, 6:16 PM by Communications Officer Ssc   [ updated Oct 31, 2016, 6:18 PM ]

The Lobsters are Coming- Saturday, November 12th. Get your reservation in before Monday, November 7th at:


When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 

Where: Sunrise Cove Clubhouse 

Time: We plan to serve the first round of lobster at 6:30 pm but we will start gathering around 4:00pm. 

What to Bring: Picks & Nut Crackers
Dessert or Appetizer to share 


Lobster, with drawn butter, Mussels 

Corn on the Cob, Potatoes 

French bread 

Beer & Wine 
The set-up, cooking & cleanup is all done by our members so we need assistance.

Please contact Nancy Martin, nanmartin@bellsouth.net or 404-213-8082, on how you will help. 

Thank you!

SSC 2016 Officers

I plan to help with:

Set –up: ___________________ Cooking / Serving: _________________

Clean – up: _________________ Shopping: ________________________

Pick up lobsters from Atlanta Airport morning of November 12, 2016: ______ 

The days are counting down. Get your reservations in for the lobsters, sign up via the link below:



Welcome to fall, y'all! Well, I hope everyone's enjoying this break from the oppressive heat summer brought. With this cooler time of year, comes better sailing conditions. A couple weeks ago for the Bill Sears make-up, we had plenty of wind, so I sent everyone, including the LARC racers, to the dam. It was a good day to be on the water, with loads of wind! Last week, we weren't so lucky and only the most patient survived the grueling 4.75 mile float. Thanks to everyone that's been showing up.

As it stands after 2 races, Rob Whitley and crew has a commanding lead in the high performance fleet and Bird Fleming and crew has the cruising fleet doing everything they can to catch up.

Our next Bill Sears races are on November 12th and 19th. We also have two more LARC races in November on the 6th and 20th. I hope to see some SSC folks out there.


October 2016 Events

posted Oct 5, 2016, 11:25 AM by Communications Officer Ssc

October 8th will be the first LARC race, which we are the host for along with a makeup race for the first Bill Sears (the first Bill Sears had to be postponed due to no wind).  

October 15th will be the second LARC and October 16th will be the second Bill Sears. 

Please come out and enjoy this fall weather that has finally decided to join us. 


September Events • Cruising and Racing

posted Sep 15, 2016, 2:34 PM by Communications Officer Ssc

Fumo Na Agua, our annual Brazilian style BBQ is happening at Sunset Cove on Saturday 9/24. Join us for massive beef ribs that have been slow roasted all day around a fire, homemade salsa, chips, beer/wine and music!

Click on the registration form below to order and pre-pay for your ribs! Registration ends Wednesday, 9/21 so get your orders in fast!

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/ueND9SFtUPi7q40Y2

Pay Here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=STGU2BB4BR382

Bill Sears series races start this month on Sunday September 9/25. Skippers meeting 10am at the Aqualand bath house nearest X dock bath house. Come on out and join us for some fall racing as the winds pick up on the lake.

Love The Lake Regatta • September 9th - 11th, 2016

posted Aug 8, 2016, 6:25 PM by Communications Officer Ssc   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 12:49 PM ]

Join us for our 2nd annual Love the Lake Regatta. A fundraiser to support the important work of the Chattahoochee River Keeper, whose mission is to promote and protect the Chattahoochee River while preserving the ecological health for the people and wildlife that depend on the river system. 

This three day even will kick off at Sunrise Cove Marina in Gainesville the weekend of Sept 9-11, with the skippers meeting taking place Friday following check-in and social hour. Racing begins on Saturday morning at 11am. While the competitors race around the lake, a shoreline cleanup will take place for canoers, kayakers, paddlers and hikers. 

A dinner for racers and River Keeper supporters will follow the day’s races, with happy hour beginning at 5:30pm. Don’t miss the live music and dancing that will begin at 8pm. The evening will even include a silent auction and several raffles to raise funds for the Chattahoochee River Keeper. 

Sunday brings another day of racing, with social hour and cookout at 2pm, followed by door prizes and an awards ceremony.  


2016 Love The Lake Open Regatta - NOTICE OF RACE

2016 Love the Lake Open Regatta - SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

August Events • Racing and Cruising

posted Aug 3, 2016, 8:53 AM by Communications Officer Ssc


Join us in our annual tribute to Elvis with the Beer Me Tender raft-up and party. Bring your drinking shoes and take part in floating the keg dinghy. This is your chance to make Elvis proud and show off those sick dance moves you do in front of the mirror when (you think) no one is watching you. Location and final details to be posted on social media.


The 2nd installment of the Firefly is on August 20th. Please come out and enjoy this awesome time to sail into the sunset and under full moon. If you are new to the club, just contact me. We always are looking for crew. We want to share this with as many as we can! Just call me at 404-435-6051 or email me at racecommodore@southernsailing.org. 

If you haven't experienced sailing on a warm summer night under a full moon here's your chance. Our annual Firefly races are co-hosted with our friends at Barefoot Sailing Club and their 'Moonlight Scramble' races. Safety first - check your navigational lights before you leave the dock.

Skippers meeting is 6pm in front of Aqualand's ships store - race starts at 8pm.

July Events • Races and Pirate Party

posted Jul 6, 2016, 5:30 AM by Communications Officer Ssc   [ updated Jul 6, 2016, 6:05 AM ]


If you haven't experienced sailing on a warm summer night under a full moon here's your chance. Our annual Firefly races are co-hosted with our friends at Barefoot Sailing Club and their 'Moonlight Scramble' races. Safety first - check your navigational lights before you leave the dock.

Skippers meeting is 6pm in front of Aqualand's ships store - race starts at 8pm.


Join SSC for our newcomers race and stick around for the barbecue afterwards. Here's your chance to tell your tall tales and enjoy summer sailing with like minded people. We don't bite - unless it's for the last burger on the grill.

Skippers meeting is 10am at Aqualand - the bath house nearest X dock, race starts at noon.


Pirates on Lake Lanier??? Yes, come to the SSC Annual Pirate Party Saturday, July 30th. This is the party to dress in your pirate garb and get you 'arg' ready. 

Gather your pirate crew and plan to be at Sunrise Cove for the pirate story at 2:00pm.
The club will be providing the grilled chicken for dinner. As in the club tradition bring a dish to share. 

In keeping with our effort to remain environmentally friendly, bring your own plates & utensils.

June Events • Couples Race and Wine Tasting

posted Jun 9, 2016, 8:54 AM by Communications Officer Ssc

Grab your significant others and come out for a race. Our Couple's Race is on June 25th. Afterward we'll have awards, hotdogs and beer at our normal dirt up spot. 

Join us for our wine tasting event at Aqualand after the Couples Race on June 25th. This will be an event on land. We will request you bring a bottle of white or red wine, maximum cost of $15.00. We will have a blind tasting with the winner receiving a nice bottle of wine. Stayed tuned for details to be published via Facebook.

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