MC Events

The Mariner's Club By-laws dictate that this club hold annual social, educational, and service events.  The following are some of the summer, winter, and educational events, past and present, for the Mariner's Club.

Spring and Summer Events

 
Dock Gala -  normally held in June each year to open the boating season with a get to know your boat neighbor event.  The 2020 Dock Gala has been canceled.  We look forward to our 2021 Dock Gala.  A date for this 2021 event has not yet been announced.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boat Tie Up Party - At least once a summer, Mariner's Club members are invited to meet
on the lake and enjoy a "float about" and get to know your neighbors. 
There was not a 2020 Boat Tie Up Party.  A date for this 2021 event has not yet been announced.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boat Inspections - Every May, in conjunction with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, free boat inspections are performed and a picnic lunch held to honor the Auxiliary for their service.  The May 26, 2020 date was canceled.  The 2021 Coast Guard Inspection, boxed lunch, and Blessing of the Boats by Reverend Paul Kritsch will take place on June 1, 2021 from 11:00am until 2:00pm.  There will be safety demonstrations throughout the inspections.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boat Parade - Each Memorial Day weekend, there is a breakfast and boat parade around Norris Lake to celebrate the opening of the boating season (a/k/a Flotilla).  The Mariner's Club gives prizes to the best decorated boat.  The 2020 date has been canceled.  A date for this 2021 event has not yet been announced.  
 
 
Lake Cleanup - Mariner's Club members pitch in to clean the shoreline of Sunset Bay, normally held each spring.  The 2020 Lake cleanup was originally scheduled for March 28, 2020 but was canceled.  Mariner's Club members embarked on a joint project with Waterside to clean up the Lost Creek area on September 19, 2020.  A date for this 2021 event has not yet been announced.

Fall and Winter Events

Winter Socials - These events are normally held in the offseason. 
 
 In February 2020, the Mariner's Club sponsored a Wine Tasting Event, California uncorked: Napa Valley Wine Tasting & Beyond, at Total Wines and More in Knoxville. 
 
Lake Cleanup - Mariner's Club members pitch in to clean the shoreline of Sunset Bay, normally held each spring.  A date for this 2021 event has not yet been announced.

Educational Events

 
Boating Safety Class - Normally held annually each spring.
 
In April 2019 the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Auxiliary (AUX) hosted a successful boating safety class.  The class targeted new boaters and boaters who wanted to learn more. 
 
The April 2020 Class, the USCGA About Boating Safely and T.W.R.A. was originally scheduled for April 4, 2020 but has been canceled. 
 
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting a Boating Safety Class on May 8, 2021, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at the Sunset Bay Clubhouse.  Please click on the link above for more information.