Junior Sailing Registration

LCYC Junior Sailing Program Overview

Welcome to 2019 Junior Sailing program!

The priorities of our program are:
• Safety
• Fun
• Developing a lifelong passion for sailing
• Fostering a sense of stewardship for the environment

The Junior Sailing program at LCYC is open to all children from the ages of 8 - 18. You do NOT need to be a LCYC member to participate in our junior sailing program.

Please be sure to read the section on "What type of boat should I sign up for" before selecting Opti or FJ.

Some sessions fill-up quickly so be sure to register early!

All of our Instructors have extensive sailing experience and are US Sailing certified, with Red Cross First Aid, CPR qualifications and they maintain a state Boaters Safety licenses.

Notes for the 2019 Season:

· Our season begins on Wednesday, 19 June 2018

· Weeks 1, 2 and 4 will offer half-day sessions for all ability levels, you can register your child for both morning and afternoon if desired. Race clinics will be held during:
- morning sessions of week 2 (24-28 June)
- afternoon sessions of week 4 (8-12 July)

· Week 3: Due to the July 4th Holiday, this is a 3-day session with full day enrollment only

· Week 5: Race Week for the Champ Chase Regatta hosted by LCYC on 18 & 19 July

. Week 6: Race Week for the Cheeseburger Regatta hosted by The Lake George Club (Diamond Point, NY) on 25 & 26 July

· Weeks 7 and 8: full-day sessions ONLY

Please note this important information:

· Participants need to be between 8 and 17 years old or have finished the 2nd grade.

· Participants must be able to swim. A swimming test will be given on the first day of each session.

· Participants must come to class every day with an approved life preserver (Type II or Type III).

· For full-day sessions, participants need to bring a lunch.

Schedule for 2019

Please be sure to read the section on "What type of boat should I sign up for" before selecting Opti or FJ

AM sessions are from 9-12. PM sessions are from 1-4. All Day is 9AM - 4PM.

No camp on Wed 7/4 or Thurs 7/5*




Evening Race Clinic

Thursday 22 June - 8 Aug

no clinic on 4, 18 or 25July


Race Clinic 5:30 - 7 pm

total of 5 clinics

sessions 1-3 meet regatta race clinic prerequisite

Session 1

June 19 - 21

AM - All Abilities

PM - All Abilities

AM - All Abilities

PM - All Abilities

Session 2

June 24 - 28

AM - Race Clinic

PM - All Abilities

AM - Race Clinic

PM - All Abilities

Session 3

July 1 – 3

All Day - All Abilities

All Day - All Abilities

Session 4

July 8 - 12

AM - All Abilities

PM - Race Clinic

AM - All Abilities

PM - Race Clinic

Session 5

July 15 - 19

All Day - Race Week **

Champ Chase Regatta (LCYC on Thursday and Friday)

All Day - Race Week **

Champ Chase Regatta (LCYC)

Session 6

July 22 - 26

All Day - Race Week**

Cheeseburger Regatta (LGC, Diamond Point, NY) - leaving Wednesday at noon returning Friday by 5:30

All Day - Race Week**

Cheeseburger Regatta (LGC)

Session 7

July 29 - August 2

All Day Session - All Abilities

All Day Session - All Abilities

Session 8

August 5 - 9

All Day Session - All Abilities

All Day Session - All Abilities

**Sailors must attend at least 1 week of Race Clinic to participate in regattas.


(Please note you won't see the discounts on the website until the last step before paying)

1st session

Additional Sessions

Discount of 10%

Coupon Code

(enter on website)

Camp Cost

Half Day: $165

Full Day: $300

Half Day: $148.50

Full Day: $270

Thursday Race Clinics

5 Clinics = $100



Week 3 - 4th of July

Half Day: NA

Full Day: $180

Half Day: NA

Full Day: $162

Shelburne Residents OR

Grandchildren of Members

Half Day: $156.75

Full Day: $285

Half Day: $137

Full Day: $265



5% discount per session

Children of Members

Half Day: $149

Full Day: $270

Half Day: $129

Full Day: $250


10% discount per session

* Note that only one coupon code is allowed for each registration.

Scholarships: There are a limited number of scholarships available to students who do not have the means to attend the sailing camps. Please complete the Landau scholarship on the LCYC Junior Sailing Website to apply for one of these scholarships. Scholarships will pay for up to two of the half day sessions for each awarded applicant.

Refund Policy: Prior to June 1st, students can withdraw from courses and receive a full refund less a $20 processing fee. After June 1st, we will refund 50% of the camp fees.

Partial Payment: If you wish to make a partial payment, please pay by credit card on the website. You will be billed 50% of the cost at the time of enrollment and the balance will be billed on 5/31/2019.

What Type of Boat Should I sign up for?

Please note boat assignment at camp is determined by instructors

Optimist sailboats are 8’ prams with one sail designed to be sailed by one person up to 120 pounds. Most kids under 11 years old or under 100 pounds should sail an Optimist. Racing sailors under 120 pounds should sail in Optimists.

Flying Juniors (FJs) are 14’ dinghys with 3 sails: a main, jib, and spinnaker. They are sailed with 2 sailors. Sailors over 120 pounds or over 13 years old should likely be in an FJ.

There is overlap. Kids between 100 and 120 pounds or between 11 and 13 years old will likely be comfortable in either boat. Instructors may place the students in the boat that the student will learn best in.

What Level Course Should I Sign My Child Up for?

Please contact sailing director if you have questions.

Beginner: Anyone who can swim and wants to learn to sail. Most sailors remain in the beginner level for several weeks of sailing.

Intermediate: Sailors should be comfortable rigging a boat, righting a capsized boat, and sailing in moderate conditions without detailed instruction.

Advanced*: anyone who has mastered the basic skills of sailing and would like to improve their seamanship and sailing technique.

Racing Clinic*: These courses are open to intermediate and advanced sailors who want to learn the rules and tactics of sailboat racing.

Race Weeks*: Sailors at the intermediate or advanced level who have the interest and are qualified to compete. Sailors must attend one of the racing clinic sessions prior to the racing week.

* If your child has not sailed at LCYC previously please document their sailing experience thoroughly on the registration form.

How do the Race Weeks work?

The Champ Chase regatta will be at LCYC this year. Races will take place on Thursday and Friday. Sailors come from at least three other clubs to race.

The Cheeseburger regatta will be hosted at the Lake George Club (LGC) in Diamond Point, NY on Thursday and Friday. Families will be asked to help transport sailors and boats on Wednesday and Friday. Most sailors spend Wednesday and Thursday nights with host families in Lake George.

Sailors must attend at least 1 week of Race Clinic, or the first 3 Thursday evening clinics, in ordered to participate in regattas.


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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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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