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Spring is here! Time to finish up your boat projects and think about getting back to the water. Read the new binnacle to get up to speed on what is happening at the club this year and get you looking forward to long afternoons on the lake.


It is time again for the once every 4 year update of the RRS. The link below summarizes the major changes for this quadrennial.
The change of most significance to LCYC sailors involves the new definitions for "Finish" and "Start".
Changes to RRS 16, 18.1 and 20.4 and 41 are also worth reviewing.

Click Here: 2021 RRS Changes

The club has an LCYC logo store set up on line at Team One Newport.
A wide range of apparel is available and LCYC gets a % back on all sales.

Check it out at: LCYC @ Team One Newport

It is time to sign up for Race Committee duty. We are currently planning, and hoping, for a more "normal" season, using the Dinse with an assigned Race Officer and volunteer Race Committee of 2-3 people (depending on Wed night or weekend races). Volunteers are essential to running our race program and all racing boats are expected to do RC duty a minimum of once every 2 years (with consideration for last year's strange season). Also, non-racers and non-members are always welcome to volunteer.

RC signup is on the right hand side of the home page. You will need to login to your LCYC account in order to sign up.
If you have technical issues with signing up, contact Jason Hyerstay or John Harris.

A tribute to long time LCYC member Bill Aldrich by John Dupee.
Click below to read



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!

About | Binnacle | Directions | History


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.

Cruising | Events | Destinations | Safety

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!

Registration | Schedule | Curriculum | Jobs | Boat Use

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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