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Start the summer off right by reading our June 2023 Binnacle.

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By Dale Hyerstay for the Race Management Group

The course format for the Mid-Lake Race has been dramatically transformed for 2023. While
the creation of an ad hoc shorter course for the Macdonough last fall was a bit of a race
management misadventure, there was a lot of positive feedback regarding the course and the
length of the race. As such we recognized that a “middle distance” course format could
become the basis for a distinctive and permanent course for the Mid-Lake Race.

We developed the logic and format of a race with only two marks, a north-south orientation,
the start and finish in open water of the broad lake, and a target race duration of 8 to 12 hours.
The JaM course will be similar to the Spin course but with a shorter southern leg.

Given the north-south orientation of the lake and the prevailing winds being mostly in an arc
from NNW to SSW, the start locations needed to provide versatility. We settled on the B mark
for N/NW and S/SW winds, and the P mark for N/NW winds. All courses finish at P mark.

For detailed Mid-Lake Race course listings see courses 130 – 135 in ‘2023 Courses for PROs’ on
the LCYC website.

By Dale Hyerstay for the LCCS Steering Committee

Key Changes
— The 2023 Series will be comprised of 10 races
— The Valcour Race is back on the schedule in its historic position the day after The Mayors Cup with Plattsburgh Sunshine Rotary, the
sponsor of the Mayors Cup, providing the legal and race management backing.
— The Omnium Race is likely gone forever.

Click on the title for more details

Read the first Binnacle of the season here: https://lcyc.info/files/April%202023%20Binnacle.pdf



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. 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!

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