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Another LCYC history lesson...the big anchor

Ever wonder what the real deal is with that big anchor from the War of 1812 sitting on our lawn? With the MacDonough Race coming up in less than 2 weeks which, if you didn't already know, is timed to roughly coincide with the anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh on 11 September 1814, I thought it would be timely to share another document which our Historian Bern Collins recently dug out of the LCYC archives. This write up, from the late Colonel John Williams (LCYC Commodore 1968-69), describes what we know about the anchor, the involvement of one of our current BOG members and how it came to be in LCYC's possession. Click on "Read More" to get to the .pdf attachment with the full story.

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I saw the feedback from the LCYC communications survey, and I wanted to let you know that one feature that you asked for already exists! You can subscribe to the LCYC calendar with your favorite calendar programs on your computer and smartphones. There is a link at the bottom of the Events Page with an iCal logo. Click that and you will get the LCYC calendar on your devices, and it will automatically update! Here is the direct link:



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Lake Champlain Race Week Recap

Under the leadership of Bretton Gardner from MBBC this past week saw the reincarnation of an old lapsed tradition (MBBC Race Week) into a hopefully new tradition of Lake Champlain Race Week. For a first time event with an unproven concept the outcome exceeded all expectations. At its core this event was really about promoting participation in racing on Lake Champlain and exposing folks to the broad spectrum of racing opportunities that exist between MBBC, LCYC and the Community Sailing Center.

Some Ladies Cup History ...the "Deed of Gift"

With the Ladies Cup coming up next weekend, Club Historian Bern Collins thought it would be a good time to share some important documents about the origin of the Cup from our archives. While there was no formal "Deed of Gift" for the Cup, what we do have is the minutes from the September 1, 1888 LCYC Executive Committee meeting in which the gift was accepted and the rules governing the competition for the Cup were set. We have posted copies of both the original handwritten minutes as well as a transcribed typed version that was done some years later.


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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