• Club
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  • Photo of Talisman
  • J/70 Fleet 27
  • Viper 640 Regatta

Stewards' hours for September are Monday thru Friday 1pm to 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 8pm.

Construction on the LCYC boat launch ramp 30-foot extension is scheduled for Monday, September 16th through Wednesday September 18th. The ramp and south parking lot will be closed beginning at noon on Sunday, September 15th. If the weather is not cooperative, work will be postponed a week and the same area will be closed beginning on Monday, September 23rd.
Prior to either scheduled work date, all vessels sitting on the shore on either side of the boat launch ramp must be removed to the grass area above the retaining walls.
This work schedule is planned for completion prior to our Club’s Wednesday, September 18th evening races. If work is postponed to the following week’s schedule, use of the ramp and south parking lot for launching small boats on Wednesday, September 25th might be restricted, in which case it is recommended that those boats be launched before Monday, September 23rd and tied up to an available mooring in the harbor.
If you have further questions, please e-mail or call: Al Lewis: rallynlewis@gmail.com (802 999-2094) or Joss Besse: besse@gmavt.net (802 343-7071)

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LCYC Family Day
Member Spotlight
Champagne Race
Upcoming Speakers’ Series
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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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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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