• Club
  • Cruising
  • Photo of Talisman
  • J/70 Fleet 27
  • Viper 640 Regatta

• The Etchells/Sportboat series will begin July 13th.
• The Doublehanded Race will replace the Ladies Skipper Race on July 25th.
• The Ladies Cup will be held August 1st with no onshore activities. Please refer to updated SIs coming soon. No skippers’ meeting, awards or post-racing event.
• Additional weekend racing is still being considered. Stay tuned.

Remember to wear masks on club grounds, docks, and launches, sign in at stewards’ office and do not linger on docks. Also please limit crews to family households and trusted friends groups.

Section 10.2 has been updated to reflect that the RC "may" display a placard designating the windward mark. Most likely to be displayed when a drop mark is used or when the windward mark isn't totally obvious.

Come join us on Thursday nights at 6:15 pm for some informal singlehanded racing. Lasers, Force 5s, Sunfish—whatever you have that is a singlehanded boat—all are welcome! Last week we had 12 boats out enjoying a beautiful Thursday evening. So dust off that boat in your garage or yard and bring it to the club. We look forward to seeing you!

If you own a Laser but are not interested in sailing with us we have sailors interested in both borrowing and buying boats. If you are willing to loan or interested in selling your boat contact crewmatch@lcyc.info

To eliminate the need to collect, sort, count and deposit cash from ice purchases, the Board of Governors has instituted a fixed-price “season pass” system for ice purchases at LCYC. Members may pay a one-time $25 fee for season-long access to ice (block or cubes) from the club’s ice freezer. There will be no cash box in the freezer and no provision to pay on a per-bag basis. Access to the freezer will be on the honor system via a key obtained from the steward’s office.
To participate, forward a check for $25.00 payable to LCYC-ICE to:
Lake Champlain Yacht Club
2790 Harbor Road
P. O. BOX 411
Shelburne, VT 05482

In this issue:
New Members
Stewards and Junior Sail Instructors
Covid -19 Task Force
Around the Club
And much more!

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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!

About | Binnacle | Directions | History


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.

Cruising | Events | Destinations | Safety

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!

Registration | Schedule | Curriculum | Jobs | Boat Use

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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