Champagne Race

What is more fun than just racing or just cruising?


A Race That Is More Of A Cruise

A fun annual event for cruisers where all racing strategies are on the table and few rules apply. The race is a loosely organized pursuit in reverse PHRF order that finishes when the last boat arrives at the finish line, or the race is called. The race is open to all LCYC members and the event is finished with a Potluck dinner (burgers and buns supplied) where prizes are awarded. Please bring a potluck dish to share. When the weather permits, the destination is Kingsland Bay allowing those choosing not to arrive by boat to come by car. An alternate destination has been Willsboro Bay. Final destination will be made at the Captain's meeting when the start times are handed out. Everyone is welcome. The fleet heads home on Sunday.

2023 Enki Marc & Cindy Turcotte C&C 99
2022 Eiger Stuebli Dave & Heather Main Sabre 36
2021 No Winner
2020 Southern Cross Todd Toensing & Beth Kohler Beneteau 435
2019 Moovin' Doug & Lisa Merrill J/110
2018 Malaga Bob & Deb Gurwicz Catalina 30
2017 Eiger Stubli David & Heather Main Sabre 36
2016 Turtle Dance Doug White & Martha Turek Beneteau 42
2015 Starwagon Chris & Jenny Leopold Tartan 31
2014 Southern Cross Todd Toensing & Beth Kohler Beneteau 435
2013 Moovin Doug & Lisa Merrill J/110
2012 Friendship Shell & Penny Rieley Mainship 35
2011 Purdy Suite Doug & Merri Purdy Catalina 42
2010 Secrets Lou & Randee Chiriatti C&C 35
2009 Southern Cross Todd Toensing & Beth Kohler Beneteau 435
2007 Impetuous Dick & Ginny Walters Stone Horse 23
2006 Southern Cross Todd Toensing & Beth Kohler Beneteau 435
2005 Wind Seeker II Ted & Joanne Lattrell Hunter 34
2004 Rampage Chris & Jenny Leopold J29

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.

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