Diamond Island Regatta (RSYC)


Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 11:00 to 16:00

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Hosted by Royal Savage Yacht Club and Point Bay Marina

The Diamond Island Regatta is RSYC’s designated day-race for the LCCS Cannon Series and one of the optional races for the LCCS Champlain Series.

• For the LCCS Notice of Series, see http://lcchampionshipseries.org.
• For the Diamond Island Regatta Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, & Courses, see http://rsyc.org/diamond-island-regatta/

The Diamond Island Regatta is a one race event held in the waters of Lake Champlain near the Point Bay Marina and Diamond Island. This is the third year of the race. The event will be run on the same day as the ever-popular RSYC Lobster Fest. Racers are invited to join us and may purchase tickets for the Lobster Fest at RSYC member prices. Registration for the race will be at the RSYC tent at Point Bay Marina from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. The skippers meeting will take place at 9:30 at the tent. The race will start at 11:00 AM. Trophies will be presented to the winner of each class at an awards ceremony at the club tent following the race, just prior to the Lobster Fest dinner.

An official photographer will be present on the course to take photos of all participating boats.

Complimentary guest moorings or $1/ft (half-price) dock space are available for visiting racers on a first come first served basis courtesy of Point Bay Marina. Please contact Todd Smith at skipper@gmavt.net or call Point Bay at 802-425-2431 if you would like more information. There are good anchorages close to the venue in Kingsland and Converse Bays, or you can anchor off the marina opposite the mooring field. RSYC members will provide launch service from the Point Bay mooring field and anchorage to/from the skipper’s meeting, the awards ceremony and the Lobster Fest dinner.

If you are unfamiliar with this part of the lake be aware you will want to give great respect to the red mark south of the Point Bay Marina in Town Farm Bay. The waters east of the mark are quite shallow.

While in this end of the lake we invite you to experience beautiful cruising and wonderful anchorages in Kingsland Bay, Converse Bay, Hawkins Bay, Barn Rock, Westport and Basin Harbor, home of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Please visit this gem of a museum. You can go by boat and enjoy both the museum and the restaurants of the Basin Harbor Club. Moorings are available in the north harbor.

The Diamond Island Regatta is held to benefit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. While there is no fee to enter the race, you can make a difference by purchasing special regatta themed items, and discounts on racing photos of your boat. Proceeds will support the Maritime Museum.

For further information contact Wendy Friant, RSYC Commodore at wjfraint@earthlink.net

For more information about Point Bay Marina see: http://www.pointbaymarina.com/


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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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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