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

The MVP program provides LCYC members with discounted membership dues to US Sailing and, for every club member who joins (or renews an existing membership), LCYC gets cash credits which can be used to offset the cost of US Sailing training programs and other products and services. As the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, US Sailing’s mission is to provide leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States. Particularly if you are a racing sailor, you should strongly consider being a member of US Sailing as they provide the underlying support for our sport (e.g. Racing Rules, National PHRF database, Race Management training, Sailing Instructor training, Safety at Sea seminars, etc.). Go to the link below and select Lake Champlain YC to join or renew on line and you will automatically get the $10 dues discount. Also, don't forget to sign up for your subscription Sailing World magazine as well.


Thanks to everyone who made it to the Dave Dellenbaugh racing tactics session last night! A great crowd of 63 sailors listened in on start line positioning, strategy versus tactics, looking for clues on the race course for more speed and some friendly discussion on how to do a beautiful leeward mark rounding. A lot of very cool drone footage made the situations he discussed really clear. Plus, all attendees received two great workbooks detailing what he discussed plus a lot more. Thanks again to everyone who attended and Dave for giving such a great seminar!
--Parker Hoblin

Click Here to go to see a time lapse sequence of docks being assembled at the 2018 spring workday. Photography by Marc Gamble.

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



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.

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