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LCYC August Speaker’s Series—The Rozalia Project

In 1985, Dodge Morgan sailed American Promise, a Ted Hood-designed 60-footer nonstop around the world in 150 days. Today, Rachael Miller and her husband, James Lyne, own American Promise and use it to draw attention of a different sort—as a home base for the nonprofit organization, the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean. Their goal is to help preserve the same oceans that allowed Dodge Morgan to make his historic journey. Join us on Tuesday, August 29 at 7pm to hear Rachael talk about what this remarkable organization and their efforts to keep our waterways clean.

Etchells Clinic with Jud Smith and Chris Morgan

It’s been a busy week for the Etchells fleet, with Gary Jobson on Monday (see earlier write-up) and Jud Smith and Chris Morgan on Tuesday. Jud and Chris provided an on-the-water clinic for 11 boats in the Etchells fleet, and although the wind was light, which seems to be the norm for this summer, they were able to get aboard a number of boats and provide some specific coaching. Once ashore, Jud ran a debrief session, showing some drone video of the fleet, filmed by Jack Boynton, and some on-board still photos to illustrate his points. It was a great educational evening for the entire fleet, and we owe Jud and Chris a big thank-you for helping us out!

Gary Jobson Visits LCYC Etchells Fleet

Our LCYC Etchells fleet was delighted to have Gary Jobson join us for our July 7 Monday night E Series. The wind didn't cooperate for the sailing part of the evening, but afterwards Gary gave an entertaining talk to a crowd of over 40 people, mostly Etchells sailors, about his experiences sailing Etchells, stories about his own sailing in other boats and reflections on the America’s Cup, past and future. Afterward, the group enjoyed pizza, compliments of the Etchells fleet, and had time to visit personally with Gary. A big shout out to Scott Willard for making this happen.

Diamond Island Regatta

The fifth running of the Royal Savage Yacht Club's Diamond Island Regatta and post-race Lobsterfest is Saturday, Aug 19, 2017. Attendance has grown each year - in 2016 30 boats raced in six classes, 2 JaM & 4 Spinnaker. It is becoming one of the prime go-to races in the Lake Champlain Championship Series. LCYC provides race management (Dale Hyerstay, Keith Kennedy & John Harris) using 19 course options that each feature Diamond Island as a mark. Check it our, ask someone who has been there, Registration forms and race documents are posted at rsyc.org.


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!

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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 season. 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, Royal Savage Yacht Club, and Valcour Sailing Club also offer great racing events around the lake. LCYC also hosts an annual Viper 640 Regatta.

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