MC Events

The Mariner's Club ByLaws 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

“MARINERS CLUB SOCIAL”
ALL MARINERS CLUB MEMBERS ARE INVITED
WHEN: FRIDAY MARCH 25, 2022
WHERE: SUNSET BAY CLUBHOUSE
TIME: 6:30
WHAT: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS DISCUSS FUTURE EVENTS
WHAT’S COMING UP THIS YEAR
BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS
SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED
WE WILL HAVE GIVEAWAYS FOR ALL NEW MEMBERS
 
 
 
 
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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 2023 date for Blessing of the Boats, Boat Inspections and Picnic lunch is Saturday May 20, 2023. See the website CALENDAR for details and signups.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boat Parade - Each Memorial Day weekend, there is a 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 2022 scheduled event is Saturday May 28, 2022. 
See the CALENDAR for details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lake Cleanup - Mariner's Club members pitch in to clean the shoreline of Sunset Bay, normally held each spring.  

Fall and Winter Events

Winter Socials - These events are normally held in the offseason. 
 
 
Dock Gala -  A great place to get to know your "dock mate".  The 2022 Dock Gala will take place on October 1, 2022, starting at 5:30 p.m.  LINK TO INVITE
 
Wine Tasting: 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. We anticipate having a Wine Tasting Event at Total Wines and More in the fall of 2022.  More information to follow.
 
Lake Cleanup - Mariner's Club members pitch in to clean the shoreline of Sunset Bay, normally held each spring.  A date for this 2022 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 2021 class was held on May 8, 2021, from 9:00am until 5:00pm, at the Sunset Bay Clubhouse.  United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting a Boating Safety Class.