Yachtsman of the Year

YACHTSMAN OF THE YEAR
• WILLIAM B. ARCHEY TROPHY •

Outstanding Participation in and Service to the Club
40th Year — 2012

In 1973 the Board, under Commodore Robert W. Henshaw, created an annual award to give special recognition to a club member, not then an officer or board member, who has shown outstanding participation in and service to the club.

To honor the Yachtsman of the Year the Board decided to use a very special historic LCYC artifact, a large solid-brass cannon on a mahogany base, reacquired by the club earlier that year after having been forgotten in storage for 35 years.

In 1982, under Commodore Robert Dunn, the Board determined that the cannon was such an historic and monumental relic of early LCYC, having been used as the club's ceremonial cannon from 1909 to 1938, that it should become the ceremonial cannon of the modern club as well. Jay Trumper refurbished it and modified it to be able to fire today's 10-guage shells.

To replace the cannon as the traveling Yachtsman of the Year trophy the Board acquired a large brass hanging oil lamp. Recognition that year went posthumously to William B. Archey, a fun-loving, gregarious, bear of a man who had died too young that year. Bill loved the club and helped out with anything and everything. He was an avid family cruiser as well as a diligent but mostly non-competitive racer.

The Board believed that Bill was a notable representative of the type of member the Yachtsman of the Year award was intended to recognize and they memorialized him by naming the new trophy in his honor.

Engraved on the lamp:

WILLIAM B. ARCHEY
LCYC TROPHY
1982

Brass Cannon:
1973 Charles R. Bowen
1974 Robert V. Schumacher
1975 William C. Brown II
1976 William K. O'Brien
1977 (not awarded - Board forgot!)
1978 Sheldon C. Rieley
1979 Jay M. Trumper
1980 Jack S. Chase
1981 Jack P. Stephens (Posthumously)
Brass Oil Lamp:
1982 William B. Archey (Posthumously)
1983 Robert V. Schumacher
1984 Michael W. Lynch
1985 Berne Collins
1986 Pat & William C. Brown II
1987 Gardiner Lane
1988 Thomas Sproston (Posthumously)
1989 Steele T. Griswold
1990 James S. Brock
1991 Sheldon C. Rieley
1992 Jack Archey
1993 Dale D. Hyerstay
1994 Marcel Beaudin
1995 Jay M. Trumper (Posthumously)
1996 Fritz Horton
1997 Robert Deane (Posthumously)
1998 Allyn Lewis
1999 Robert Platt
2000 Douglas Viehmann
2001 John M. Dinse
2002 Ernie & Bette Reuter
2003 Robert Goodwin
2004 Michael W. Lynch
2005 Ernie Reuter
2006 Steven & Laurie Landau
2007 John Dupee
2008 Gene Cloutier
2009 Marcel Beaudin
2010 Dale Hyerstay
2011 Bruce & Carol Hill
2012 Bob & Thea Platt
2013 Scott & Kendra Bowen
2014 Keith Kennedy
2015 John Harris
2016 Jason Hyerstay and Jay Heaslip

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 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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