Junior Sailing Boat Use

The Junior Sailing fleet of sailing dinghies is available for the use of the LCYC members. The detailed rigging and care instructions for the Flying Juniors (FJ) and the Optimist (Opti) are in the PDF files below and posted in the Junior Sailing building.

General Rules

  • Jr Sailing program has priority on all the boats during program hours.
  • Members need to sign out the boats at the stewards office
  • To request instruction on rigging the boats, please contact the Jr Sailing Program Director
  • Please take good care of the club boats
  • While rigging, launching, and landing - avoid rubbing the boast against the docks or hitting the docks
  • DO NOT stand in the boats while they are on land or on the docks – there are not designed to support your weight while they are out of the water


Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions. Thanks!

Bill Kallock, Director of LCYC Junior Sailing Program
jrsailing.lcyc@gmail.com

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Club

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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Cruising

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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