Cruising Events

We have number of scheduled cruising events planned for the summer of 2019. Cruisers are out and about just about every weekday as well as weekends throughout the summer. Below is a listing of scheduled events. Refer the the club calendar to keep up with cruising events. We keep in touch and coordinate activities with regular postings on the "Cruising Board" located outside the Stewards Office as well as our very active email Listserve. We also tend to monitor CH72 while out on the lake.

  • Fri, 2020/06/12 - 17:00 to 21:00

    Meet us at the club for dinner on Friday Evening. The club will provide burgers/condiments, bring a dish to share. We usually meet around 5:00pm for a beverage and start the grill at 6pm.

    Around 7pm, Bill Kallock will be presenting about his epic cruise from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas, Chile.

    Please RSVP to: cruisinglcyc@gmail.com with number planning to attend.

  • Sat, 2020/06/13 - 08:30 to 16:00
  • Fri, 2020/06/26 - 17:00 to 21:00

    Meet us at the club for dinner on Friday Evening. The club will provide burgers/condiments, bring a dish to share. We usually meet around 5:00pm for a beverage and start the grill at 6pm.

    Afterward, Merri and Doug Purdy will talk about their winter in warmer climes. They spent 4 months sailing from No Name Harbor Miami to Nassau and down through the Exumas to the Georgetown Regatta. Then they returned to the States via the Eastern Bahamas and the Abacos. They will talk about provisioning, sailing, and other challenges of cruising in the Bahamas while showing slides of their trip.

    Please RSVP to: cruisinglcyc@gmail.com with number planning to attend.

  • Sat, 2020/06/27 - 08:30 to Sun, 2020/07/05 - 16:00

    We will depart for the southern end of the lake on Monday. Many cruisers will likely be around on the weekend before we leave. We will likely stay in Kingsland Bay then make our way southward after the fireworks.Potential ports of call include Port Henry, Crown Point Bridge (and a trip for ice cream at the Bridge Family Restaurant), Cole Island, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Button Bay. Come explore the Southern lake with a group of the club's most experienced cruisers as your guide. Cruisers come for the week or join us for a few days (all are welcome). Monitor the Listserve, Cruising Board and CH72 for the schedule and whereabouts of this gang of cruising vagabonds.

  • Fri, 2020/07/03 - 16:00 to 23:55

    Fireworks / Rendezvous
    We will begin with a POTLUCK at the club and then cruise to the breakwater for a raft-up to enjoy the fireworks! We usually plan to anchor outside the breakwater, but are open to more strategic locations (CH72). The date above is tentative as the fireworks were not advertised by the time this entry was written.

  • Sat, 2020/07/18 - 08:30 to 16:00

    Fun Race to Kingsland Bay

    This is one of our premiere cruising events of the year -- all racing strategies are on the table and no rules apply! This is a pursuit race where the slowest boat leaves first and it ends when the last straggler shows in Kingsland Bay at the boat landing. Come one and all regardless of boat type, size, or propulsion method for a day of boating fun. Many folks stay the night at anchor in the bay, but it is a fairly easy trip back to the Club for those who just want to make it a day.

    Those who want to join the race should send their boat name and PHRF to Gunnar Sievert gunnar@sievertfamily.com by Wednesday the 15th so he can arrange the start times. At Kingsland Bay, there will be a socially distanced party and award ceremony where everyone will bring their own food, drinks, masks and lawn chairs. Unlike prior years, there will be no communal food. We will meet at the club on Saturday the 18th of July and the first boat will start at 10:00 with the other boats to follow.

  • Fri, 2020/08/07 - 17:00 to 20:00

    Meet us at the club for dinner on Friday Evening. The club will provide burgers/condiments, bring a dish to share. We usually meet around 5:00pm for a beverage and start the grill at 6pm.

    Please RSVP to: cruisinglcyc@gmail.com with number planning to attend.

  • Sat, 2020/08/08 - 08:30 to 16:00

    Join us for the northern lake cruise. We will head to Valcour on Saturday and then we will sail northward. We might visit such places as Pelots Bay, Malletts Bay Boat Club, Burton Island State Park, and Deep Bay, or even Rouses Point.

  • Fri, 2020/08/28 - 17:00 to 20:00

    Meet us at the club for dinner on Friday Evening. The club will provide burgers/condiments, bring a dish to share. We usually meet around 5:00pm for a beverage and start the grill at 6pm.

    Please RSVP to: cruisinglcyc@gmail.com with number planning to attend.

  • Sat, 2020/09/05 - 08:30 to Mon, 2020/09/07 - 16:00

    This is our first September cruise and it promises to be a great one! Destination will be announced on the Cruising Board and will depend on wind and weather, but we usually try to sail a bit further given the extended weekend. Stay in touch with the Listserve, Cruising Board, and CH72 to find out the where/when/what of this event.

  • Sat, 2020/09/19 - 08:30 to Tue, 2020/09/22 - 16:00

    Plan your haul out for the week after, or get a berth aboard one of the boats still floating to enjoy the last rendezvous of the year. We will meet in the morning from 8:30 to 9 AM at the clubhouse for a captain's meeting where we will finalize our plans for the weekend depending on the weather. We will record our destination on the cruiser board, and fire off an email to the cruisers list and then will weigh anchor. You can always catch up by checking the cruising white board or calling on Channel 72. This cruise is highly dependent on weather not whether, meaning that it will happen only if the weather is cooperative and may happen whether or not the Cruise Chair still has his boat in! Even if Purdy Suite is not around, boaters who are in the water still can get together to enjoy what will hopefully be an Indian Summer weekend on the lake.

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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 2020 LCYC Junior Sailing program has been canceled to the coronavirus pandemic.

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 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, Royal Savage Yacht Club, and Valcour Sailing Club also offer great racing events around the lake. LCYC also hosts an annual Viper 640 Regatta.

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