Overall Season Winner

In 2001, the Etchells, a 30' 3-4 person keelboat, began a rapid gain in popularity at LCYC. By 2002 the club fleet had grown to seven boats, and through the efforts of Dave Powlison, the International Etchells Class recognized the enthusiastic group as Etchells Fleet 25. In that same year Ernie Reuter, in honor of Rudy Kelemen, a past member of the Lake Geneva Yacht Club's "Old Guard" and a family member, submitted the Kelemen Cup to the Club as a trophy to be awarded annually to the overall season winner based on both Wednesday night and E Series results.

Engraved on cup:

Lake Champlain Yacht Club
Etchells Fleet 25

2001 Pied Piper Dave Powlison
2002 Pied Piper Dave Powlison
2003 Pied Piper Dave Powlison
2004 Hot Chocolate Ted Castle/Clark Boynton/Jim Lampman
2005 Pied Piper Dave Powlison
2006 Pied Piper Dave Powlison
2007 Hot Chocolate Ted Castle/Clark Boynton/Jim Lampman
2008 Pied Piper Dave Powlison/John Harris
2009 Senior Moment Don Brush/Bob Schumacher
2010 Pied Piper Dave Powlison/John Harris
2011 Pied Piper Dave Powlison/John Harris
2012 USA 1300 Ernie Pomerleau
2013 Senior Moment Don Brush/Bob Schumacher
2014 Pied Piper Dave Powlison/John Harris
2015 Pied Piper Dave Powlison/John Harris
2016 USA 1300 Ernie Pomerleau
2017 USA 1300 Ernie Pomerleau
2018 USA 1300 Ernie Pomerleau
2019 Pied Piper Dave Powlison/John Harris
2020 Not awarded due to COVID Unofficial "Corona Cup" won by Pied Piper

LCYC 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. Click here if you are interested in joining LCYC!

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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. 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.

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