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The website for the 2018 Lake Champlain Championship Series has been updated. Be sure to check out the new tie-break criteria for the ten-race Champlain Series - it has been re-structured to better reflect and reward the core impetus of that Series, the encouragement of racers to get out of their own nautical back-yards and go race in other events in our Lake Champlain neighborhoods. http://lcchampionshipseries.org/

In this issue:

Member Spotlight

New LCYC Members

More Hurricane Irma

Summer Speakers Series

J/70s in Charleston

Summer Kids' Playgroup

Plus updates from Around the Club

Click Here to View the Spring 2018 Binnacle

Tickets for the Dave Dellenbaugh seminar on May 16 are now sold out. A big thanks to the many LCYC members who are supporting this!


We are quickly nearing the racing season, and a few races still need an RC. According to the registration rules on the club website, "LCYC members who race are required to serve as race committee or PRO for at least one event every season.”

If you haven’t signed up already (and a big thanks to those who have already done so), you need to do so now. If you do not sign up, a race will be assigned to you, and it will be your duty to find an alternate RC if you are unable to attend your assigned race.

Sign up for a race of your choice by going to our website, logging in, and then choosing an open event from the RC signup block on the front page. Racers have until April 18th, 2018 to register for an RC slot. After that, one will be assigned to you.

James Unsworth, Regatta Chair

Racing divisions are designed to group similar boats into classes of roughly the same quantity, balancing Wednesday and weekend participation. Start sequences are optimized for efficient Wednesday racing, and clear wind on weekends.

The list of Current Registrants is sorted by class and you can see where your boat fits. Please see the Racing Documents for Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions.

Here are the current class splits and starting sequences:



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 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!

Registration | Schedule | Curriculum | Jobs

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.

Documents | Divisions | Registration | Results