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Please observe "6 Foot Safe Distance" at all times on the docks. This may mean you and your party need to wait, or queue up, on the wooden ramp before going onto the docks. Respect others. If someone is
waiting on a dock-end, proceed onto the dock, but stay 6 feet from them at all times.

Clear the docks as quickly as possible, especially during busy periods. Do NOT monopolize the docks and/or sprawl out on the docks. Members and guests should not feel uncomfortable walking past your boat. Tie it up away from the main center sections. No long-term work on the docks is allowed.

Dinghy space is tight again this year. Dinghy size and rules will be strictly enforced. Dinghy slot assignments will be the same as last year—see the bulletin board outside the bathrooms. If you need a dinghy slot or you can relinquish your slot for this year, contact Michael Kerbaugh, docks chair, at mikerbaugh@gmail.com

Try not to touch other members’ dinghies. If you use a club dinghy, wipe down oars and equipment when entering and exiting. Bring appropriate cleaning materials with you.

Stay tuned for LCYC Covid Task Force Updates and Changes

Want to do some casual singlehanded dinghy racing at LCYC while social distancing? Email crew_match@lcyc.info. Indicate level of interest and type of boat you might sail. Open to all singlehanded boats. Some loaner boats might be available. Time and date TBD. If we get to the point of having a RC and scoring, we will use the Portsmouth handicapping system—PHRF for dinghies. Join us!

To avoid sending out multiple email blasts and constantly having to amend the LCYC calendar and website, the Regatta Committee has decided to approach the 2020 season this way: No scheduled races will take place until the Regatta Committee Chair notifies the membership that racing is resuming. There will be a two-week notice for the resumption of racing. Please be sure to check your email and/or the LCYC website for communications about resuming racing.
For the complete list of all Lake Champlain races, with cancellations noted, go to:

In this issue:
Info on workday cancellation
Committees adjust for changes
Winter get-togethers
New launch named

Click Here to View the Spring 2020 Binnacle

All racers are required to sign up for Race Committee at least once each season. The time to do that is now. Sign up is now live on this site. Log in and choose the date (see right-hand side of this page) you plan to serve.

If all slots have not been filled by May 15, we will assign those spots. Please do the responsible thing and sign up early!



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.

Cruising | Events | Destinations | Safety

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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