Junior Sailing

The 2021 LCYC Junior Sailing Program - Lessons

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Due to the global pandemic the 2020 LCYC Junior Sailing program was not our typical program. The small group lessons were a success and allowed us to keep kids interested in sailing during the pandemic. We are planning on a more normal Junior Sailing program for 2021; however, we are limiting class sizes to 10 sailors to help us maintain physical distancing and healthy practices. While we will be moving forward with the normal program, as with everything during the pandemic, plans are subject to change.

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 have two race weeks tentatively scheduled during the summer, the Lake Champlain Champ Chase Regatta and we travel to Lake George for the Cheeseburger Regatta!

Tuesday Evening FJ Race Clinics - LCYC will host five 1.5 hour sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 PM. The clinics will be led by our racing instructors and will focus on racing strategies, boat handling, starting tactics and will be followed by a short race. Participants can use these sessions to satisfy the race clinic requirement for the Champ Chase and Cheeseburger Regattas.

Mark your calendars for these additional Junior Sailing events this summer!

  Junior Sailing Meet & Greet Tuesday, June 15, 2021  6:30p - 8:00p
  Parent/Child Sail-Along Thursday, July 15, 2021  5:30p - 7:00p
  Parent/Child Sail-Along Thursday, August 5, 2021  5:30p - 7:00p

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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 2021 LCYC Junior Sailing Program

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 typically 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 and Diamond Island Yacht Clubalso offer great racing events around the lake. LCYC also hosts an annual Viper 640 Regatta (currently on pause).

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