Sportsmanship Award / Bruce Hill Trophy


9th Awarding — 2012


Awarded annually to the Junior Sailor who displays outstanding sportsmanship, a commitment to teamwork, and an abiding respect for all participants int the sport of sailing.

Dedicated in honor of Bruce E. Hill for his decades of commitment to exemplary sportsmanship in competitive sailing, and for his love of sailing and of the lake.

2004 John Hill
2005 Sam Coffin
2006 Laura Dunphy
2007 Catherine Hill
2008 Ming Fen Congdon
2009 Sam Coffin
2010 Ian Campbell
2011 Noah Allen
2012 Nolan Jimmo
2013 Noah Allen
2014 Gabrielle Booth
2015 Dalton Fitch O'Leary
2016 Dalton Fitch O'Leary
2017 Dalton Fitch O'Leary

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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FJ Racing

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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