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Champ Chase Regatta 7/15-16 - Volunteers and Housing needed

LCYC will be hosting the Champ Chase Regatta for Junior sailors from the Lake Champlain and Lake George areas on Wednesday and Thursday July 15-16.
Volunteers are need to help with RC as well as Registration, Meals and Social activities. We also need Housing for both sailors and their coaches.

Contact: John Harris (vtlasersailor@gmail.com) if you can help with Race Committee (including mark boats).
Walt Marti (wnmarti@gmail.com) if you can help with any of the other volunteer activities or Housing.

Then (ca. 1917)...and now

LCYC Historian Bern Collins dug this out of the archives to provide some historic perspective (with a little ironic "twist") to this week's BOG decision.

Introducing the LCYC Clubhouse menu from almost 100 years ago. LCYC was quite the place then...and still is now (albeit with a slightly less exotic menu).

Aren't 15 cent cocktails about the same as free beer ?

LCYC...the Summer of 1963

Here's an interesting document from the LCYC archives:

A letter from Commodore Dinse to the membership regarding the upcoming "happenings" of the 1963 season, which was our 75th anniversary and the second season of operation after revitalization of the club.

Anyone up for having the Stewards give swimming lessons ?


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, 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 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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