Kelemen Cup Winners

ETCHELLS SERIES
• KELEMEN CUP TROPHY •

Overall Season Winner

In 2001, the Etchells, a 30' 3-4 person keelboat, began a rapid gain in popularity at LCYC. By 2002 the club fleet had grown to seven boats, and through the efforts of Dave Powlison, the International Etchells Class recognized the enthusiastic group as Etchells Fleet 25. In that same year Ernie Reuter, in honor of Rudy Kelemen, a past member of the Lake Geneva Yacht Club's "Old Guard" and a family member, submitted the Kelemen Cup to the Club as a trophy to be awarded annually to the overall season winner based on both Wednesday night and E Series results.

Engraved on cup:

THE KELEMEN CUP
Lake Champlain Yacht Club
Etchells Fleet 25
OVERALL CHAMPION

2001 Pied Piper Dave Powlison
2002 Pied Piper Dave Powlison
2003 Pied Piper Dave Powlison
2004 Hot Chocolate Ted Castle/Clark Boynton/Jim Lampman
2005 Pied Piper Dave Powlison
2006 Pied Piper Dave Powlison
2007 Hot Chocolate Ted Castle/Clark Boynton/Jim Lampman
2008 Pied Piper Dave Powlison/John Harris
2009 Senior Moment Don Brush/Bob Schumacher
2010 Pied Piper Dave Powlison/John Harris
2011 Pied Piper Dave Powlison/John Harris
2012 USA 1300 Ernie Pomerleau
2013 Senior Moment Don Brush/Bob Schumacher
2014 Pied Piper Dave Powlison/John Harris
2015 Pied Piper Dave Powlison/John Harris
2016 USA 1300 Ernie Pomerleau

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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