2023 LAKE CHAMPLAIN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

By Dale Hyerstay for the LCCS Steering Committee

Key Changes
— The 2023 Series will be comprised of 10 races
— The Valcour Race is back on the schedule in its historic position the day after The Mayors Cup with Plattsburgh Sunshine Rotary, the
sponsor of the Mayors Cup, providing the legal and race management backing.
— The Omnium Race is likely gone forever.

Scoring
From the beginning of the LCCS the scoring format for this series has been four designated
day races, one from each club, and two overnight races. But now, with eight day-races to
choose from, one of which, the Mid-Lake, is now a hybrid - not a day race and not an
overnight race - limiting to those four races is now deemed un-necessarily restrictive.
— The scoring format for the ‘Spinnaker Championship Series’ (Griswold Cannon
Series) has changed. Henceforth a boat’s score will be its best six races of the ten, at least
one of which must be an overnight.
— The scoring for the Individual Class Championship Series did not change.
— For the Thouron Series a boat’s score will be its best eight races of the ten, at least one of
which must be an overnight.
— The logic of the tie-break rules for each series were given brain-heating reviews and revised
as deemed sensible.

For more details go to https://www.lcchampionshipseries.org

Club

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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Cruising

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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