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For those of you who may have missed the Feb 18 Free Press obituary, Don Rathbone passed away Monday, Feb 15, 2010, at home, surrounded by his family. Visiting hours are listed as Friday, March 5th, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd, Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, March 6th, at 11 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church in Shelburne.

See this link for the full story of UVM's assistant coach.


Good news for club members! Pierre called and confirmed that the second mooring is now installed at Kingsland Bay. There are now six club moorings for use by club members. Four of the moorings are in Converse Bay and two moorings at Kingsland Bay. Hopefully the sun and weather will smile on us so their use will be enjoyed.

If the wind velocity could have equaled the number of Etchells that showed up for E3, we would have had a great day. With 7 boats on the line, winds in the first race got up to around 5 knots, allowing a double-windward leeward race. Mischief was first at the weather mark, following immediately by Pied Piper. At the leeward mark, Pied Piper rounded just ahead of 1300, with Mischief right behind, and continued its lead to finish first, followed by 1300.

With only two races completed because of light wind, this past Sunday’s E Series, which drew 7 boats, ended up with a 3-way tie for first between Hot Chocolate, Rascal and Senior Moment. That was followed by a two-way tie for fourth between Pied Piper and Rusty Truck.



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 2021 LCYC Junior Sailing Program

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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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 and Diamond Island Yacht Clubalso offer great racing events around the lake. LCYC also hosts an annual Viper 640 Regatta (currently on pause).

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