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At the January Board of Governors (BOG) meeting held on January 10, the 'official' 2023 Change of Watch took place.

Newly installed were:
· Commodore Jill Gagne (2-Year term)
· BOG members Gene Cloutier and Jill Burley (3-year terms)
· James Kurfis, 3-year volunteer (Grounds Chair)

Past Commodore, Walt Marti - gave special thanks to the following outgoing BOG/Volunteers:
· Bill Kallock, 3-year BOG – Junior Sailing Chair
· Michael Kerbaugh, 5-year BOG – Docks Chair
· Gunnar Sievert, 3-year BOG – Cruising Chair
· Wes Daum - 3-year volunteer - Grounds Chair
· Jean Sievert – 1-year volunteer – Social Chair

The Membership, at an upcoming social function this spring, will have an opportunity to recognize these individuals for their service.

To see the 2023 Board of Governors CLICK HERE

Regular Stewards - 2 new stewards will join 2 returning stewards for the 2023 season. We are seeking one more individual who is able to work part time from the end of August through the first weekend in October, in addition to the regular hours during the summer.

Senior Stewards - This is a paid position for 2 to 3 individuals with a flexible schedule, able to fill in some gaps during the summer, but would work primarily from the end of August through the first weekend in October, 30 to 40 hours/week.

Steward-in-Training - There is one more opening for a 16- or 17- year old who is committed to becoming a regular steward, but lacks the required number of sea days for the US Coast Guard license.

Volunteer Stewards - 16 individuals have graciously expressed their interest and willingness to pursue US Coast Guard licensing and fill in during the season as volunteers.

All positions require the US Coast Guard Launch Tender License. The paid positions are open to members and non-members. If interested, please contact:

John Stetson, lcycstewardschair@gmail.com, 802-343-5233

It's a wrap for the sailing season! The current Binnacle reviews the many accomplishments of the club over the past year. We also highlight a member who has memories of the club going back more than 80 years! Read all about it here: https://lcyc.info/files/November%202022%20Binnacle.pdf

Our August 2022 Binnacle is available:


Read all about the Ladies Cup, our Junior Sailing Program, and lots more!

As approved at the May 9th BOG meeting:

* Masks are not required in outdoor locations
* Individuals who wish to wear masks are encouraged to do so
* Masks are recommended in indoor spaces if ventilation is limited
* Anyone who thinks they might have COVID-19 symptoms, has tested positive within 5 days, or had recent close contact with an infected person should not come to LCYC

These guidelines may be revised at any time based on the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Vermont Department of Health (VDH).

Please ensure that you and any guests you may host are compliant with these guidelines at all times on club grounds, including workday.



LCYC 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. Click here if you are interested in joining LCYC!

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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. 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 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 typically 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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