• Club
  • Cruising
  • FJ Racing
  • Photo of Talisman
  • J/70 Fleet 27
  • Viper 640 Regatta

In this issue:
Workday and Opening Cocktail party photos
Cruiser Pot Luck and Memorial Day Cruise
Dellenbaugh on Sportsmanship
And a lot more . . .

Click Here to View the June 2018 Binnacle

LCYC has always run on volunteer power—it saves money, but more importantly, helps us get to know each other better and increases our sense of ownership and community at the club. We now have a web-based sign-up process to help increase our volunteer power.
Click the link below to sign up—projects range from helping with burger burns, to painting, to carpentry, to gardening and much more. You’ll find the contact info for the BOG member responsible for the project, a project description, number of volunteers needed, and skills needed. We have a lot to get done, and it won't happen without you!
Questions? Contact Joss Besse, Commodore—Commodore, 802-434-3764 or Besse@gmavt.net


Need crew for the 2018 Season? There are some recent additions (including some folks looking for daysailing opportunities).

Check out the updated list.


After almost 2.5 hours of racing on a 16.1 mile course, Dunder and Odinn ended up in a dead heat, once their PHRF ratings were calculated--both came in at 2:41:26. Does anyone recall this ever happening here before?

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

If the Coast Guard stopped you, would your boat meet current safety standards? The Vessel Safety Check allows an expert to confidentially inspect your boat to see if it meets current safety standards and if it doesn't, what you can do so it does.

The event will be held on our docks beginning at 9am, with the last inspection schedule time of 5pm. Each vessel exam takes 30-35 minutes so we’ve planned a 40 minute interval. Two examiners will be present.



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!

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. 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.

Cruising | Events | Destinations | Safety

FJ Racing

Lake Champlain Yacht Club has an active 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 each summer. All of our Instructors are US Sailing certified and have extensive experience. We also have two race weeks during the summer, the Lake Champlain Champ Chase Regatta and we travel to Lake George for the Cheeseburger Regatta!

Info | Curriculum | Jobs | Registration

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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