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LCYC sailors share Mediterranean Trip

At LCYC’s Tuesday evening Speaker’s Series on July 25th, Doug Merrill and Bill Kallock took us on a spectacular trip from Spain to Athens, Greece, aboard a Boreal 47, with stops at scenic villages, ancient ruins, and remarkable ocean-side terrain. And, of course, there was sailing in the Med, which is clearly like few other places in the world. It was a great night, and the event was well attended.
Next up: Rachael Miller, founder of the Rozalia Project, a non-profit working for cleaner oceans and waterways, will talk about her work to keep the environment we all enjoy clean and pollution-free—and what we can do to continue to sustain it. Program begins at 7pm on Tuesday, August 29. Mark your calendars. We hope to see you there!

Lake Champlain PHRF

July 2017, Lake Champlain PHRF approved updated bylaws: "The LCPHRF Committee shall provide ratings for monohull keelboats only."

Racing monohull keelboats must be registered on the LCYC website with a current Lake Champlain PHRF rating to be scored in LCYC racing events.

If other classes wish to organize on Lake Champlain, and pick a rating system or systems, they can ask the LCYC Regatta Committee for event support. Scoring will always be separate from monohull keelboat results.

Alternate rating systems include:

International Small Catamaran Handicap Rating System (Performance Catamarans)
New England Multihull Association (Cruising Multihulls)
UK RYA Portsmouth Yardstick (Dinghies and Multihulls)
US Sailing Portsmouth Yardstick (Dinghies and Multihulls)

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.


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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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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