Primary Race Officer:
The Tea Kettle is part of LCYC's Cannon/Billado Series.
For the LCYC Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, Courses, and on-line Race Registration see http://lcyc.info/racing. 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.
There is a skippers’ meeting at the clubhouse the morning of the race. However, the Racing Rules of Sailing prohibit on-shore changes to the Sailing Instructions, so if you cannot make the meeting just look for the race committee boat to view the displayed course number. The RC boat monitors Ch 72 if you have any questions not covered by race documents.
Over the years LCYC had provided a start for the MBBC Coffee Pot Race, an informal race for members returning to their club from winter storage at Shelburne Shipyard. In 1973 the Tea Kettle Race was organized by William Brown III and Chuck Bowen to provide LCYC with a similar event.
The Tea Kettle is the single trophy awarded to the overall winner for this race.. If you contest in the race you will be scored not only in the Tea Kettle Race but in the Cannon/Billado Series as well.
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 clubhouse phone number is 802-985-3372 and the stewards monitor Ch 12.