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July/August 2020 Binnacle
Now Available

In this issue:
Cruising a Deserted lake
Singlehanded sailing takes off at LCYC
New Members
Around the Club
And much more!

Click Here to View the July/August 2020 Binnacle

Since July 1, LCYC, like all the rest of the state, has been required to separate compostable waste (food waste) from other trash. There is a separate marked container for compostable waste outside the area where the dumpsters are located. Please when coming off your boat, separate compostable waste from all other trash and place in this container. Do not put compostable waste in the dumpster or the recycle bins. Thank you for your cooperation.

• 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



LCYC 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. Click here if you are interested in joining LCYC!

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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. 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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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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