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The weekend Sailing Instructions were updated May 28th with the following changes:

Start sequences are now identical for all weekend races except for Etchells and Sportboat events.

This should provide better air for both divisions. Ladies Cup will continue to have an extra five minute gap between the two starts.

Weekend Starting Sequence:

  1. Spinnaker (Purple Flag)
  2. Jib and Main (Yellow Flag)

The Macdonough course choices were simplified a few years ago (Long Course for Spinnaker, Short Course for Jib and Main), but now the flags and start description are identical with the other weekend races.

The Ladies Cup NOR was updated to include the Sportboat class, which has already been competing as a class in that event.

Divisions and Sequences

Racing divisions are designed to group similar boats into classes of roughly the same quantity, balancing Wednesday and weekend participation. Start sequences are optimized for efficient Wednesday racing, and clear wind on weekends.

New for 2016: Start sequences are now identical for all weekend races except for Etchells and Sportboat events. Ladies Cup will continue to have an extra five minute gap between the two starts.

Weekend Starting Sequence:

  1. Spinnaker (Purple Flag)
  2. Jib and Main (Yellow Flag)

The list of Current Registrants is sorted by class and you can see where your boat fits. Please see the Racing Documents for Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions.

Read more for details of the class splits for all series and events.

Crew Match - 2016 Season Update

If you (or someone you know) are looking to crew on a boat or you are a boat owner looking for crew this summer, the LCYC Crew Match page is the place to post your needs. While I will add new postings any time I get them during the season, over the next couple of weeks I will be doing a refresh of the page for the upcoming season. So now is the time to get your information posted and out there early. Click on the Crew Match link below to see what information is needed for either a CREW or BOAT OWNER posting and send me an email at vtlasersailor@gmail.com with the relevant information.

http://lcyc.info/racing/crew

Race Committee and PROs

Race Committee Signup:

Race Committee/PRO: Local racing relies on racers taking their turn on the race committee boat as PRO or Race Committee. We have looked at the numbers, and we have a new formula. Each racing LCYC boat owner needs to serve as PRO or Race Committee for one day each season. If you are RC, you also need to bring two crew minimum. We encourage people to login to the website and sign up for Race Committee or contact Keith Kennedy about PRO duty. Please consider committing to a certain race on an ongoing basis. LCYC cruisers and non-member racers are encouraged to volunteer!

Available races are shown in the RC Signup block in the right sidebar of the website. Click on an available race and signup there.

A complete list of races including PRO and RC assignments are shown under "Events" (on the top toolbar).

You will need to be logged in to the LCYC website to register for Race Committee duty. Please contact admin (at) lcyc (dot) info if you have trouble logging in.

2016 Racing Season

There are some exciting changes for the 2016 racing season at LCYC! Regatta Chair Gerry Davis may want to post something longer and more official, but here are the highlights:

Goals: We want to keep growing our participation. We want to simplify what it takes to race each season.

Lady Skipper: We hope to modify the Lady Skipper race into a Lady Skipper/Youth Skipper event. Details are still under discussion, but we want to get more boats to come out, and more people to get a chance to drive. We are adding a series motivation to do this race.

Weekends: The weekend Billado/Cannon Series is expanding to include all but one weekend open-lake races. The series will include Tea Kettle, Odziozo, Lady/Youth Skipper, Ladies Cup, Schuyler Island, Commodore Macdonough, and Hot-Ruddered Bum, with two throw-outs. The Double-Handed will be the only stand-alone race.

Simplified Registration: You agree to the waiver, pick the appropriate price level (free for members, except for the the Viper 640 Regatta), validate your contact and boat information, and pick Jib and Main or Spinnaker for just three series: Wednesday Nights, Weekends, and One-Design (Etchells/Sportboat).

Persistant Registration! Your racing registration will persist as long as you continue to race. If you registered in 2015, you are already registered! You can login and click on the Account page and change your contact, boat, and racing info. Your existing waiver stays in effect. If you will no longer be racing, please contact your class fleet captain or someone from the racing program.

Race Committee/PRO: Local racing relies on racers taking their turn on the race committee boat as PRO or Race Committee. We have looked at the numbers, and we have a new formula. Each racing LCYC boat owner needs to serve as PRO or Race Committee for one day each season. If you are RC, you also need to bring two crew minimum. We encourage people to login to the website and sign up for Race Committee or contact Keith Kennedy about PRO duty. Please consider committing to a certain race on an ongoing basis. LCYC cruisers and non-member racers are also encouraged to volunteer!

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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, USA. 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. Please let us know if you are interested in membership at LCYC!

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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. LCYC organizes several rendezvous events during the sailing season. Spontaneous cruising events also materialize throughout the season. We have a number of scheduled events planned for the summer of 2015. Cruisers are out and about just about every weekday and weekend throughout the summer.

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Lake Champlain Yacht Club has a robust junior sailing program, open to all children ages 8-17. We use Optimist prams and Flying Junior dinghies for 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 experience. We have two race weeks during the summer, the Lake Champlain Champ Chase Regatta and traveling to Lake George for the Cheeseburger Regatta!

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Lake Champlain is a beautiful venue for sailboat racing, with excellent competition, friendly competitors, and great participation. LCYC features a summer-long Wednesday Night racing series, an Etchells/Sportboat series, and weekend races, several of which are part of the the Lake Champlain Championship Series. Our friends at Mallets Bay Boat Club, Valcour Sailing Club, and Royal Savage Yacht Club also offer great racing events around the lake. LCYC also hosts an annual Viper 640 Regatta.

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