To apply for membership, fill out the attached membership application and mail it to the address indicated on the form along with a $100 application fee. Three member recommendations are also required for consideration for membership. Please have members use the attached form for their recommendations. Once the application and recommendations are received your membership application is presented to LCYC Board of Governors, which meets monthly.

The filled out Membership application and/or Letters for Recommendation (scanned hard copy) can also be sent via email to Note that the $100 check still needs to be sent via snail mail and your application package is not complete until we have received your check.

Please be aware that most of the work required to operate LCYC is done by members and we rely on active participation to run the club and keep membership affordable. There are two workdays each year, in the spring and fall, in which all members are expected to participate. In addition, all members are expected to be active participants in at least one of the club's committees (Docks, Regatta, Social, House, Grounds, Boats, Junior Sailing, Communications/Website) volunteering as necessary throughout the year in support the club's activities. When submitting an application you acknowledge your commitment to meet these expectations.

After Board approval and payment of initiation fee and dues you become a member. Payment of initiation and dues is normally required 30 days after acceptance.

Once you are a member you may request the harbor master to place your name on the mooring waiting list.

Note: members are responsible for any maintenance costs associated with their mooring. This includes a yearly mooring commissioning and decommissioning fee.

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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!

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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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The 2021 LCYC Junior Sailing Program

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!

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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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