Lady Skipper


Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:30 to 15:55

Skippers Meeting: 



LCYC Billado/Cannon Series


Primary Race Officer: 

Bob Finn / Eric Schulz (apprentice)

The Lady Skipper is part of the Cannon/Billado Series.

For the LCYC Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, Courses, and on-line Race Registration see To be scored you must register and have a current PHRF rating.

The race features a single race, mostly or totally in the broad lake, using LCYC racing marks, government marks, or both. There are over 90 course options, grouped by wind direction; these course options are listed in the race documents in the LCYC website noted above.

The Lady Skipper race, created in 1973 by William Brown III and Chuck Bowen, requires a lady to skipper the yacht from start to finish.

The race is open to any boat skippered by a woman. There are both JAM and Spinnaker Divisions.

There are Spinnaker and JAM class trophies for this race. Boats contesting in this race will be scored for the Lady Skipper as well as for the Cannon/Billado Series.

If you would like to come to LCYC before the race, we have a few guest moorings available by reservation; or you could anchor in Sled Runner cove north of the club or off Allen Hill to the south. In either case, please make advance arrangements with the club stewards for a mooring reservation, tie up space for your dinghy, or possible pickup at your anchorage by a club member. During club operating hours (1100 to 2100 weekdays, 0900 to 2100 weekends & holidays) the stewards monitor Ch 12.

Race Management: 

LCYC relies on racers volunteering to serve as PRO or Race Committee. Each racing LCYC boat owner is expected to serve as PRO or Race Committee for a minimum of one race each season. Login to the website to sign up for Race Committee or contact one of the Race Management Group members about becoming a PRO. Please consider committing to a certain race on an ongoing basis. LCYC cruisers and non-member racers are encouraged to volunteer!

Race Committee Signup: 


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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