Management

LCYC is a member-run club organized as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the state of Vermont. Our only employees are stewards or instructors. The club is managed by a fourteen member board of governors, each person elected for a three-year term. The terms are staggered to assure management continuity and to preserve a high degree of tradition over time. The elected commodore serves a two-year term.

Each board member has a designated area of management responsibility, as assigned by the commodore. To broaden member involvement in the smooth running of the club we have both formal and informal committees, generally chaired by a board member. To avoid the trap of the willing doing all of the work, all members are required to participate in our spring and fall workdays, when the club is opened and closed. Those unable to attend are required to help out with other tasks during the season. Our workday system works so well that we are able to get most everything done in half a day, capped off by a hearty lunch!

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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