Junior Sailing Boat Use

The Junior Sailing fleet of sailing dinghies is available for the use of the LCYC members. The detailed rigging and care instructions for the Flying Juniors (FJ) and the Optimist (Opti) are in the PDF files below and posted in the Junior Sailing building.

General Rules

  • Jr Sailing program has priority on all the boats during program hours.
  • Members need to sign out the boats at the stewards office
  • To request instruction on rigging the boats, please contact the Jr Sailing Program Director
  • Please take good care of the club boats
  • While rigging, launching, and landing - avoid rubbing the boats against the docks or hitting the docks
  • DO NOT stand in the boats while they are on land or on the docks – there are not designed to support your weight while they are out of the water

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions. Thanks!

Jill Burley, Director of LCYC Junior Sailing Program

PDF icon Using Jr Sailing Optis.pdf102.44 KB
PDF icon Using Jr Sailing FJs.pdf85.55 KB

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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