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NEW....LCYC Tuesday Speaker Series

We’re fortunate to have a series of guest speakers at LCYC this summer, as we kick off the first (hopefully annual) Tuesday Evening Speaker’s Series, with something for everyone. The summer starts with a basic racing rules seminar on May 30, run by Dave Powlison. Next, on June 27, we’ll be hearing first-hand accounts from a handful of LCYC members of their exciting race from Miami to Havana. On July 18, Doug Merrill will share highlights of his month-long delivery cruise on the Mediterranean. Finally, on August 29, Rachael Miller, founder of the Rozalia Project, a foundation 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. More details about each of these presentations will be published, as we get closer to each date. These events are free and open to LCYC members and guests. Each program starts at 7pm, so mark your calendars, and we hope to see you there!


Lake Champlain Yacht Club invites you to join our racing program! We host a summer-long Wednesday night series in Shelburne Bay, a weekend series on the open lake, a short-course Etchells/Sportboat series, and more.

All sailboats participating in races conducted by the Lake Champlain Yacht Club must register to permit validation of PHRF rating and for scoring. The finish results will not be reported for boats that have not registered. All sailboat races conducted by the Lake Champlain Yacht Club may be raced without charge by members of LCYC and other affiliated sailing clubs on Lake Champlain (Malletts Bay Boat Club, Valcour Sailing Club, Royal Savage Yacht Club, Point au Fer Sailing Club). All weekend races may be sailed without charge regardless of club membership. For Monday and Wednesday night races, sailboats whose owners are not members of any affiliated sailing club on Lake Champlain will be charged an annual fee of $150 for registration. Regional one-design regattas (e.g. Viper 640 or others) may require separate registration and additional fees.

Racers must have or apply for a current Lake Champlain PHRF rating, login to the LCYC website and register for racing. Your registration and waiver will carry over from year-to-year, and you can update your race selection each year in your account.

LCYC members who race are required to serve as race committee or PRO for at least one event every season. Volunteer by choosing an open event from the RC Signup block.

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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.


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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