• Club
  • Cruising
  • Photo of Talisman
  • J/70 Fleet 27
  • Viper 640 Regatta

Spring cleaning on Crew list has been completed. 3 new names. If you are looking for crew for the season, check it out.


Mark your calendars--Saturday, May 4 marks the beginning of the 2019 LCYC season!
Bring rakes, shovels, etc. to help get the club ready for the season.
8am until finished.
Lunch is provided.
See you there!

After 15 years the Regatta for Lake Champlain is no more. It was a key race in the Lake Champlain Championship Series, so LCYC has created the Mid-Lake Race to take its place, Saturday July 13th. This race will have its own personality, featuring twelve new and unique course options. All start at the ‘B’ mark or the ‘O’ mark. Eleven of the twelve round at least one island, the other one rounds Ferris Rock. Click ‘Racing‘ to read the SI and new ‘Supplemental Courses.’ Put the MLR on your racing calendar, line up your crew, come check it out. We think you will like it.

In this issue:
Get Ready for Spring Workday!
Volunteer List--are you on it?
2019 Speakers' Series
June Social Events
Racing--Wednesday Night changes

Click Here to View the Spring 2019 Binnacle

February is early registration month for LCYC members only. Please check out our schedule for the coming summer at:


A button on the linked webpage will take you to the Active Works registration site. Please remember to enter the coupon code “MEMBER” if registering your children or “GRANDCHILD” if registering grandchildren, nieces or nephews.

Spots fill up fast starting in March, when we open registration to the general public. Please reach out to me with any questions.

Kevin Hawko, Junior Sailing Programs
Cell: 802.734.9623



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!

About | Binnacle | Directions | History


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.

Cruising | Events | Destinations | Safety

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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