Champagne Race & Rendezvous

Date: 

Saturday, July 15, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, July 16, 2017 (All day)

Series: 

Cruising

Description: 

Fun Race to Willsboro Bay

This is one of our premiere cruising events of the year, where all racing strategies are on the table and no rules apply! The race is a pursuit race with the slowest boat leaving first and ends when the last straggler shows in Willsboro Bay at the boat landing. Come one and all regardless of boat type, size, or propulsion method for a day of boating fun. Many folks stay the night at anchor in this protected bay, but it is a fairly easy 12 mile trip back to the Club for those who just want to make it a day. We will meet at 8:30 AM for coffee and a captains meeting to confirm start times. The club will provide burgers, watermelon, cookies and buns. Please bring a dish to share for the evening cookout. You may also want to bring lawn chairs, silverware and plates, your own adult beverages. Last year we had over 75 people at Willsboro and about 25 boats in the bay. Several members drove over just to participate in the cookout.

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!

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.

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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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