Division

Divisions

Racing divisions are designed to group similar boats into classes of roughly the same quantity, balancing Wednesday and weekend participation. Start sequences are optimized for efficient Wednesday racing, and clear wind on weekends.

The list of Current Registrants is sorted by class and you can see where your boat fits. Please see the Racing Documents for Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions.

Here are the current class splits and starting sequences:

Wednesday Night Classes:

  • Etchells
  • Jib and Main
  • Spinnaker A (PHRF < 081)
  • Spinnaker B (PHRF 081 - 126, Displacement < 7500 lbs)
  • Spinnaker C (PHRF 081 - 126, Displacement ≥ 7500 lbs)
  • Spinnaker D (PHRF > 126)
  • Sportboat (J/70, Melges 20, Melges 24, Rocket 22, Seascape 24, Viper 640, VX One)

Wednesday Night Starting Sequence:

1. Etchells (Etchells Flag)
2. Spinnaker D + Jib and Main (Yellow Flag)
3. Spinnaker B + Sportboat (Purple Flag)
4. Spinnaker A + Spinnaker C (Light Blue Flag)

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Weekend Classes:

  • Jib and Main
  • Spinnaker A (PHRF < 081)
  • Spinnaker B (PHRF 081 - 126, Displacement < 7500 lbs) + Etchells + Sportboat
  • Spinnaker C (PHRF 081 - 126, Displacement ≥ 7500 lbs)
  • Spinnaker D (PHRF > 126)

Weekend Starting Sequence:

1. Spinnaker (Purple Flag)
2. Jib and Main (Yellow Flag)

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Ladies Cup Classes:

  • Etchells
  • Jib and Main A (PHRF ≤ 138)
  • Jib and Main B (PHRF > 138)
  • Spinnaker A (PHRF < 081)
  • Spinnaker B (PHRF 081 - 126, Displacement < 7500 lbs)
  • Spinnaker C (PHRF 081 - 126, Displacement ≥ 7500 lbs)
  • Spinnaker D (PHRF > 126)
  • Sportboat (J/70, Melges 20, Melges 24, Rocket 22, Seascape 24, Viper 640, VX One)

Ladies Cup Starting Sequence:

1. Spinnaker (Purple Flag)
2. Jib and Main (Yellow Flag)

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Etchells/Sporboat Classes:

  • Etchells
  • Sportboat (J/70, Melges 20, Melges 24, Rocket 22, Seascape 24, Viper 640, VX One)

Etchells/Sporboat Starting Sequence:

1. Etchells (Etchells Flag)
2. Sportboat (Purple Flag)

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Lake Champlain Championship Series Classes:

  • Jib and Main A (PHRF ≤ 138)
  • Jib and Main B (PHRF > 138)
  • Spinnaker A (PHRF < 081)
  • Spinnaker B (PHRF 081 - 126, Displacement < 7500 lbs) + Etchells + Sportboat
  • Spinnaker C (PHRF 081 - 126, Displacement ≥ 7500 lbs)
  • Spinnaker D (PHRF > 126)

 

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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