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Doug Merrill and Bill Kallock

At LCYC’s Tuesday evening Speaker Series on July 25th, Doug Merrill and Bill Kallock took us on a spectacular trip from Spain to Athens, Greece, aboard a Boreal 47, with stops at scenic villages, ancient ruins, and remarkable ocean-side terrain. And, of course, there was sailing in the Med, which is clearly like few other places in the world. It was a great night, and the event was well attended.

Today, June 14th at 15:36, Shanti, a Azuree 46 owned by LCYC members Chris and Mary Lintermann, finished the 2017 Marion to Bermuda Race. The race started June 9th off Marion, MA and after 5 days, 2hrs, and 41 minutes, Shanti finished east of Bermuda as 12th boat to finish. Hopefully, we will get more details from Chris and Mary later this summer.

The list (and more importantly numbering) of Broad Lake Courses has changed this year. Make sure you have the new version on board !!


We are continuing to get new postings for sailors with really solid resumes looking for crew opportunities this season. Note: you need to have an account and log in to see the crew match page as it includes personal info.


We’re fortunate to have a series of guest speakers at LCYC this summer, as we kick off the first (hopefully annual) Tuesday Evening Speaker’s Series, with something for everyone. The summer starts with a basic racing rules seminar on May 30, run by Dave Powlison. Next, on June 27, we’ll be hearing first-hand accounts from a handful of LCYC members of their exciting race from Miami to Havana. On July 18, Doug Merrill will share highlights of his month-long delivery cruise on the Mediterranean.



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!

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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 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.

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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 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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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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