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Mike Barker's final horizon job

On December 17th long time LCYC member and former BOG member Mike Barker lost his battle with cancer and sailed over the horizon one last time. Beyond being a super human being and great Corinthian yachtsman, Mike had an impressive set of professional and personal accomplishments aside from dominating the LCYC JAM racing fleet for the past 2 decades. Mike will be missed for his smile, quick wit, engaging storytelling, friendship and zest for life. Mike's service will be held in the spring and his obituary can be found at:

Change of Watch Dinner

Annual LCYC Change of Watch Dinner will be on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 6 pm at Burlington Country Club.

We hope to see you all at Change of Watch Dinner. Reconnect with fellow members while you dine, dance and celebrate the New Year! We will welcome new members to the Board of Governors and say a big thank you to outgoing Board members as well. In addition, special awards will be given to outstanding LCYC members. An evening you won't want to miss!

Cocktails (cash bar), hors d'oeuvres, elegant buffet dinner, dessert and dancing to music by SuperSounds.

$38 per person, $75 per couple.

Please RSVP via email at reservations@lcyc.info and to assist registration at the door, send your check (payable to LCYC) to:

Jean White
9 Arbor Road, South Burlington, VT 05403

Deadline for registration is Monday, January 18, 2016


Saturday, January 23, 2016 -
18:00 to 22:00

Another LCYC history lesson...the big anchor

Ever wonder what the real deal is with that big anchor from the War of 1812 sitting on our lawn? With the MacDonough Race coming up in less than 2 weeks which, if you didn't already know, is timed to roughly coincide with the anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh on 11 September 1814, I thought it would be timely to share another document which our Historian Bern Collins recently dug out of the LCYC archives. This write up, from the late Colonel John Williams (LCYC Commodore 1968-69), describes what we know about the anchor, the involvement of one of our current BOG members and how it came to be in LCYC's possession. Click on "Read More" to get to the .pdf attachment with the full story.


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, 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, 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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