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. 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.
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 and enjoy. LCYC organizes several rendezvous during the sailing season. Spontaneous cruising events also materialize throughout the season. We have a number of scheduled cruising events planned for the summer of 2015. Cruisers are out and about just about every weekday as well as weekends throughout the summer.
LCYC has a robust junior sailing program, open to all children ages 8-17 of both members and non-members. We use Optimist prams and Flying Junior dinghies for both 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 sailing experience. We have two race weeks during the summer, and we will be hosting the Champ Chase regatta and traveling to Lake George for the Cheeseburger Regatta!
Lake Champlain is an amazingly beautiful venue for sailboat racing, with excellent competition, friendly competitors, and great participation. LCYC features a summer-long Wednesday Night racing series, an Etchells and Sportboat series, and numerous weekend races, some of which are part of the The Lake Champlain Championship Series. Our friends and neighbors at Mallets Bay Boat Club, Valcour Sailing Club, and Royal Savage Yacht Club also offer great racing around the lake.