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As described briefly at the fall workday, we are changing how dinghy slots are allocated. This has been a moderately hot topic with many members unhappy with the current process. Specifically, we will no longer be running the “dinghy stampede” at the end of the spring workday. Instead, the end-of-the-year mailing requesting dues will include a questionnaire about members’ dinghy slot preferences. Slots will be assigned based on those preferences, with club seniority deciding any ties. The assignments will be available at the spring workday.

--Michael Kerbaugh, Docks Chair

A perfect day for the start of the Ladies' Cup. Paul Boisvert photo.

One-design and other sailboats on trailers are being parked during the season on the south edge of LCYC property. This enables members without moorings to enjoy the lake.

This practice was recently formalized by the Board of Governors with the dedication of 12 parking slots assigned to members who will pay an annual fee. The purpose of this new facility is to support our sailing community by enabling boats to be parked on trailers. Slots are assigned to members with a sportboat or other craft that must be stored with mast up. Members without a mooring assignment are given priority.

Those who have parked craft that do not meet the criteria are asked to remove them immediately—including boats with masts down, motorized or rowed boats, even iceboats—please find other storage off site. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Bob Finn, Harbormaster
802 999-8510

Please remember that it is a member responsibility to label your gear at the club. This enables us to notify you when there are problems. It also enables us to find your mooring in the dark, should we or anyone else need to. The following should be labeled as indicated:
• Mooring Ball: Last Name and Mooring Number
• Dinghies: Last Name and Phone Number
• Trailers etc: Last Name and Phone Number
Thank you.

Need crew for the 2018 Season? There are some recent additions (including some folks looking for daysailing opportunities).

Check out the updated list.




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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