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As described briefly at the fall workday, we are changing how dinghy slots are allocated. This has been a moderately hot topic with many members unhappy with the current process. Specifically, we will no longer be running the “dinghy stampede” at the end of the spring workday. Instead, the end-of-the-year mailing requesting dues will include a questionnaire about members’ dinghy slot preferences. Slots will be assigned based on those preferences, with club seniority deciding any ties. The assignments will be available at the spring workday.

--Michael Kerbaugh, Docks Chair

LCYC has always run on volunteer power—it saves money, but more importantly, it helps us get to know each other better and increases our sense of ownership and community at the club. We now have a web-based sign-up process to help increase our volunteer power.

Click the "Volunteer" link in the above toolbar—projects range from helping with burger burns, to painting, to carpentry, to gardening and much more. You’ll find the contact info for the BOG member responsible for the project, a project description, number of volunteers needed, and skills needed. We have a lot to get done, and it won't happen without you!

Questions? Contact the Commodore.

A perfect day for the start of the Ladies' Cup. Paul Boisvert photo.

Ernie Pomerleau, along with Chris and Monica Morgan, won the 2018 Ladies' Cup aboard Ernie's Etchells 1300. Congratulations to them on a race well sailed! Paul Boisvert photo.

One-design and other sailboats on trailers are being parked during the season on the south edge of LCYC property. This enables members without moorings to enjoy the lake.

This practice was recently formalized by the Board of Governors with the dedication of 12 parking slots assigned to members who will pay an annual fee. The purpose of this new facility is to support our sailing community by enabling boats to be parked on trailers. Slots are assigned to members with a sportboat or other craft that must be stored with mast up. Members without a mooring assignment are given priority.

Those who have parked craft that do not meet the criteria are asked to remove them immediately—including boats with masts down, motorized or rowed boats, even iceboats—please find other storage off site. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Bob Finn, Harbormaster
802 999-8510



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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The 2021 LCYC Junior Sailing Program

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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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 and Diamond Island Yacht Club also offer great racing events around the lake. LCYC also hosts an annual Viper 640 Regatta (currently on pause).

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