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Around 5 pm today (Friday), LCYC Commodore Chris Leopold and I were on the phone with WCAX meteorologist Dan Dowling about weather conditions for Saturday’s Macdonough Race. He advised us that conditions on the lake Saturday will become severe by late afternoon/early Saturday evening, thanks to a very strong cold front that extends from north of Montreal all the way south to NYC. Dan said that the front is solid from end to end and will contain winds that could gust to around 60 mph. The winds will be accompanied by frequent lightning.

— The 2011 racing awards for adults and youth have been entered in Racing / Trophies & Awards.
— See Club / Yachtsman of the Year to see the hugely appropriate 2011 awardees..
— See Cruising / Commodore's Cup for the 2011 winner of the Cruiser of the Year trophy;
— Then, in Active Forum Topics at bottom left check out Chris Hathaway's Web Site to see his narrative, logs, and photos of his 612 mile cruise from LCYC south to Long Island Sound, then northeast to the Gaspe' Peninsula, then his 612 mile road-ride by semi-tractor hauling Tromso back to Shelburne Shipyard.

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 08:00 to 15:00

Closing Work Day for the LCYC season

Attendance is mandatory unless you make other arrangements to volunteer.

The Annual Meeting of the members of the Lake Champlain Yacht Club will be held upon completion of Fall Workday chores (approximately 11:00am) on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at the Clubhouse. Please see Attached notice for more information.

The 2011 Ladies Cup Special Sailing Instructions are posted under 'Sailboat Racing' in the sidebar menu. In addition to the SIs the listing includes descriptions of all the possible courses from which the Race Committee will select the one that is most appropriate for the winds of the day.



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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The 2020 LCYC Junior Sailing program has been canceled to the coronavirus pandemic.

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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