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In Remembrance of Skip Echelberger

With sadness, I am called on to let you know of the sudden passing of our friend Skip Echelberger last week in Florida.

His obituary notes that "Skip had a zest for life, a positive outlook and a sense of humor that everyone appreciated and enjoyed. He loved so many things in life: sailing on his boat with friends, kids and grandkids; singing in the choir at the Shelburne United Methodist Church; playing volleyball; walking the beaches of Florida with his wife Chickie; bicycling; and kayaking. He was a member of LCYC since 1991 and served on the Board of Directors from 1997 to 2000 and was widely recognized by the pink hat he wore whenever sailing his sailboat Coquet ".

For those of Skip's lifelong friends or family who would like to remember him, his family asks that a donation to the Shelburne United Methodist Church be made in his memory to PO Box 365, Shelburne, VT 05482 or to the charity of your choice. A memorial service is scheduled at the Shelburne United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1pm.

For more on Skip’s life please read the attached obituary.

Race Management

Race Committee Signup:

Race Committee/PRO: Local racing relies on racers taking their turn on the race committee boat as PRO or Race Committee. We have looked at the numbers, and we have a new formula. Each racing LCYC boat owner needs to serve as PRO or Race Committee for one day each season. If you are RC, you also need to bring two crew minimum. We encourage people to login to the website and sign up for Race Committee or contact Keith Kennedy about PRO duty. Please consider committing to a certain race on an ongoing basis. LCYC cruisers and non-member racers are encouraged to volunteer!

Available races are shown in the RC Signup block in the right sidebar of the website. Click on an available race and signup there.

A complete list of races including PRO and RC assignments are shown under "Events" (on the top toolbar).

You will need to be logged in to the LCYC website to register for Race Committee duty.

Please contact admin (at) lcyc (dot) info if you have trouble logging in.

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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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