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

The Malletts Bay Sailing Education Foundation is sponsoring a racing tactics and strategy seminar at the Community Sailing Center on Sunday, July 7, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. This is being taught by Tufts Sailing coach Ken Legler and will be a great opportunity for experienced racers to learn some new skills. Registration is required and a suggested donation of $10 can be made at the time of the registration. Link to registration form on the MBSEF website and more information on the seminar and Ken Legler.

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is featuring an upcoming talk by Roger Taylor on his new book about acclaimed yacht designer, L. Francis Herreshoff: The Flowering of Genius. The event is on June 25 at 6pm at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Basin Harbor campus. More information and to register for free tickets is here:


In this issue:
Work Day and Opening Cocktail Party Photos
Introducing the 2019 Stewards
Lots of House Updates
Ramp and Repaving work at LCYC
Upcoming events!

Go to: https://lcyc.info/files/June%202019%20Binnacle.pdf

Wednesday Nights—only 3 starts
--JAM + Spin D
--Spin A, B, C

--Sportboat fleet will be rejoining Spin B on Wednesdays


Weekend Races
--No skippers’ meetings except for Ladies Cup.
--RC will announce the anticipated start location and any other essential information via VHF channel 72 at 0900. Will also take questions.
--RC may set different courses for JAM and Spinnaker fleets.

All Races: new start controller will sound 5 short horns 1 minute prior to the first warning.
For NORs and SIs, go to: https://lcyc.info/racing/documents

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Hours:
Weekdays: 0900h to 2100h Weekends/Holidays: 0800hrs to 2100hrs



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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