Membership

LCYC welcomes new members! We will be happy to answer any questions about membership or the club in general.
Feel free to contact the Membership Chair for more info.

To apply, please fill out the membership application and submit the $100 application fee. Once we receive this, we will schedule a phone call to talk about the club. If you know three current club members, please ask them to contact the Membership Chair for a referral. If you do not know any current members, we can arrange a "meet and greet." This is to meet the applicants, provide general information on the club, volunteerism expectations, the club's activities, mooring waitlist, etc., and answer any questions you all may have. Your membership application will then be presented for approval to the LCYC Board of Governors, which meets monthly.

The filled-out Membership application and/or letters from current members can also be sent via email to membership@lcyc.info. Note that the $100 check needs to be sent to our Post Office box, and your application package is not complete until we have received your check.

Please be aware that members do most of the work required to operate LCYC, and we rely on active participation to run the club and keep membership affordable. There are two workdays each year, in the spring and fall, in which all members are expected to participate. In addition, all members are expected to be active participants in at least one of the club's committees (Docks, Regatta, Social, House, Grounds, Boats, Junior Sailing, Communications/Website), volunteering as necessary throughout the year in support of the club's activities. When applying, you acknowledge your commitment to meet these expectations.

After Board approval, you have the choice of immediate membership or delay membership and only join the mooring waitlist:

Membership Chair
membership@lcyc.info

For more details click on the links below:

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Club

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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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 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

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 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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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 and Diamond Island Yacht Clubalso offer great racing events around the lake. LCYC also hosts an annual Viper 640 Regatta (currently on pause).

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