• February 2015 Binnacle

Race Registration

Lake Champlain Yacht Club invites you to join our sailboat racing program for the 2015 season. We host a summer-long Wednesday night series in Shelburne Bay, weekend races on the open lake, a short-course Etchells/Sportboat series, and an annual Viper 640 one-design regatta. Racing is free for members of LCYC, MBBC, RSYC, and VSC. You must be signed-in to the LCYC website to register. All Lake Champlain registrants must have a current rating from Lake Champlain PHRF.

Register online for the 2015 LCYC season!

LCYC members who race shall volunteer or be assigned by the Regatta Committee to serve as race committee approximately once every other season. LCYC members can volunteer by choosing an open event from the RC Signup block on the right side of the LCYC website.

An Evening with Gary Jobson

Lake Champlain Yacht Club, in partnership with Mallets Bay Boat Club, Vermont Sailing Partners and Shelburne Shipyard is pleased to present world class sailor, author, and America’s Cup commentator, Gary Jobson, with his presentation “An Overview of Sailing in the World Today”. Gary will share his inside stories about the 2016 Rio Olympics, America’s Cup review, 1979 Fastnet Race, Collegiate Teams, Speed Sailing, and the ever popular “Crash and Burn” sequences!

Crew Match is Live !!!

It may still feel like the middle of winter (again) but the sailing season is right around the corner. To try to do a better job matching up crew looking for boats and boats looking for crew, the Regatta Committee has launched an updated Crew Match page under the Racing section of the LCYC web site. If we achieve our goal no wannabe crew should be left sitting on shore and no boats should be sailing shorthanded. Skippers: If you have crew you only use periodically and are willing to share them with other boats, please consider posting their names and details on this list.

Community Sailing Center is Looking for Instructors

The Community Sailing Center (CSC) is reaching out to our local sailing clubs to solicit adult members who may be interested in becoming full or part-time Sailing Instructors at the CSC. The CSC offers a variety of programs for youth, adult, students, and the visiting sailing and paddling enthusiast. CSC’s diverse programs range from recreational to racing, accommodating every sailor. Our fleet is composed of Open Bics, Hartley 10s, Escapes, 420’s, Lasers, Sonars, Rhodes 19s, and Stand Up Paddleboards.


The Lake Champlain Yacht Club is a member-run yacht club located in a sheltered cove on the southwest shore of Shelburne Bay in Shelburne, Vermont. We offer moorings, activities, and community for our members, most of whom own a sailboat or powerboat. The object of the Club is to promote and encourage boating and sailing on Lake Champlain, while emphasizing racing, cruising, and education, without financial gain.

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About | Binnacle | Directions | History

Lake Champlain offers some of the best freshwater cruising in North America. The beautiful scenery and charming lakeside destinations make it a great place to explore and enjoy. LCYC organizes several rendezvous during the sailing season. Spontaneous cruising events also materialize throughout the season. We have a number of scheduled cruising events planned for the summer of 2015. Cruisers are out and about just about every weekday as well as weekends throughout the summer.

Cruising Events | Destinations | Safety

LCYC has a robust junior sailing program, open to all children ages 8-17 of both members and non-members. We use Optimist prams and Flying Junior dinghies for both instruction and racing. Full and half-day sessions are offered for all ability levels over an eight week period. All of our Instructors are US Sailing certified and have extensive sailing experience. We have two race weeks during the summer, and we will be hosting the Champ Chase regatta and traveling to Lake George for the Cheeseburger Regatta!

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Lake Champlain is an amazingly beautiful venue for sailboat racing, with excellent competition, friendly competitors, and great participation. LCYC features a summer-long Wednesday Night racing series, an Etchells and Sportboat series, and numerous weekend races, some of which are part of the The Lake Champlain Championship Series. Our friends and neighbors at Mallets Bay Boat Club, Valcour Sailing Club, and Royal Savage Yacht Club also offer great racing around the lake.

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