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The wind gods were kind to the Etchells fleet on their first Sunday E Series, June 14. The Bay had been perfect for water skiing all morning, and as the fleet left the moorings, it appeared that getting any races in might be a challenge. But by a little after 1pm, the scheduled starting time, and after a few practice starts in very light and fluky wind, a westerly finally filled in at around 5 knots, allowing the fleet to get in four races, including a windward-leeward, two double-windward-leewards and a windward-leeward-windward.

Meredith is part of the St. Mary's, MD. team sailing at the Women's Intercollegiate National Championship in San Fransisco Bay May 26-27. She is the "light-air" crew. Here is a video link from sailgroove.org featuring her: http://www.sailgroove.org/videos/coverage/view_video/235040-college-sail...

LCYC hosted the Finn NAs over July 18-20, and despite near-heroic efforts by PRO Ernie Reuter and his talented RC, only two races were completed. On Friday, the fleet the fleet completed one race in the broad lake before severe afternoon thunderstorms prompted an early end to the day. On Saturday, the fleet spent the better part of five hours floating and swimming in the vicinity of Juniper Island, waiting for wind that never materialized. Ernie then wisely moved up the starting time for Sunday’s racing to a 9am start in hopes of gaining extra time for more races.

LCYC to Host Major Finn Regattas

This coming July, LCYC has the unique privilege of hosting the Finn Eastern Championship (July 15-16) and the Finn North American Championship (July 18-20). We are expecting 20-25 boats from as far away as California, Oregon, Mississippi and even one competitor from Australia. The 2008 Canadian Olympic Finn representative is also planning to be here. He will be competing in this event just prior to leaving for China.

I learned from his son that John Williams died yesterday (Tuesday, Dec 26), at age 98. John became a member of the club in 1963, and was commodore in 1968-69. In the early years he owned and raced a classic Sparkman & Stevens Six Meter wooden sloop that he named "Sue" because that was about all that would fit on its small stern. Later he owned and raced a yellow Paceship 23 Bluejacket, also named "Sue".



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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