Race Management

Race Committee Signup:

Race Committee/PRO: Local racing relies on racers volunteering to serve as PRO or Race Committee. 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!


  • James Unsworth, Regatta Chair
  • Bob Finn, Jib and Main Fleet Captain
  • John Harris, Etchells Fleet Captain, Race Management Group
  • Mike Clapp, Spinnaker D Fleet Captain
  • Bob Turnau, Spinnaker C Fleet Captain
  • Will Nye, Sportboat/Spinnaker B Fleet Captain
  • Jason Hyerstay, PHRF
  • Tris Coffin, PHRF
  • Parker Hoblin, PHRF
  • Dale Hyerstay, Race Management Group
  • Charles London, Scorer


  • Steve Walkerman, Race Management Chair
  • Dale Hyerstay
  • John Harris


  • Chuck Bowen
  • Bern Collins
  • Bob Desorbo
  • Scott Fewell
  • Bob Finn
  • Wendy Friant (RSYC)
  • John Harris
  • Fritz Horton
  • Dale Hyerstay
  • Keith Kennedy
  • Dick Lednicky
  • Doug Merrill
  • John O'Rourke
  • Dave Powlison
  • Ernie Reuter
  • Gunnar Sievert
  • James Unsworth
  • Doug Viehmann
  • Steve Walkerman
  • Bill Wight

    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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    The 2021 LCYC Junior Sailing Program

    Lake Champlain Yacht Club has an active 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 each summer. All of our Instructors are US Sailing certified and have extensive experience. We also have two race weeks during the summer, the Lake Champlain Champ Chase Regatta and we travel 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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