Junior Sailing

The 2020 LCYC Junior Sailing Program - Lessons

The LCYC Board of Governors has decided that the ongoing pandemic has made it too risky to run the Junior Sailing program this summer. Although the Governor is easing up some of the restrictions, we don't believe that we can run the traditional program in a manner to keep both the participants and club members safe. With most camps being canceled this summer, we understand that it will be hard on the kids and the parents. If you have requested a full refund, we are in the process of issuing these refunds back to your credit cards.

But all is not lost! We will be offering small group lessons to keep the junior sailors interested in sailing and help them hone their sailing skills. These lessons will be taught by two returning instructors, Jack Merrill and Emma Hawko. They will be teaching 3-hour sessions twice a day (9a-12p and 1p-4p) from June 29th to August 7th. These sessions will be limited 2 students per instructors. We ask that the 2 students be part of the same “family group”. A family group includes members of the same family or another family with whom you have be socially isolating. Although this is under the Junior Sailing program, the instructors would be happy to provide instruction to anyone that wants to improve their sailing skills. These lessons are open to members and non-members.

The fees for the private lessons are $75 for a 3-hour session for the first student and $30 for each additional student. If you have registered previously and have not requested a refund, we will use your previous registration fees toward the private lessons. If there is an additional balance it can be paid by check at the time of the lesson. Any remaining portion of the original registration will be refunded. Please use the link below to reserve your spot.

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Please complete the Waiver (see below) as part of your registration process and bring a copy to the club at the time of your lesson.

As a reminder, we will be holding virtual Thursday night race clinics. We are currently planning to have a 1/2 hour "chalk talk" followed by a 1/2 hour of virtual regattas. We are still working out the details and will send out an announcement in mid-June for these clinics. We have decided to make these clinics free of charge, so that the junior sailors can keep up their skills and camaraderie.

Thank you for your patience and let us know if you have any questions.

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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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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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