Membership Types

There are two membership types applicable to new applicants: Associate and Full

Associate Member
The Associate membership is designed to support and encourage boating within a younger age range by providing a reduced initiation fee and annual fees. To qualify for Associate membership, the eldest family member must be between the ages of 18 and 40. An Associate member has all responsibilities, rights, and privileges of the club, including voting rights, club access, and mooring rights. A member can only be an Associate member for five years or until they turn 40 years old, whichever comes first. Once this occurs, they can choose to become a Full member, where the remaining full initiation fees will be due, and their annual dues will increase to those of Full membership.

Full Member
A Full member is 40 years or older (or a former Associate member who has exceeded 5 years) and has all responsibilities, rights, and privileges, including voting rights, club access, and mooring rights.

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.

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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 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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