Race Management

LCYC relies on racers volunteering to serve as PRO or Race Committee. Each racing LCYC boat owner is expected to serve as PRO or Race Committee for a minimum of one race each season. Login to the website to sign up for Race Committee or contact one of the Race Management Group members about becoming a Race Officer. Please consider committing to a certain race on an ongoing basis. LCYC cruisers and non-member racers are encouraged to volunteer!


  • Kevin Hawko - Regatta Chair
  • Les Velte- Jib and Main Fleet Rep
  • John Harris - Singlehanded Fleet Rep, Race Management Group
  • James Unsworth - Etchells Fleet Captain
  • Mike Clapp - Spin Fleet Rep
  • Will Nye - Spin Fleet Rep
  • Tris Coffin - Spin Fleet Rep, PHRF Committee Rep
  • Bob Turnau - PHRF Committee Rep
  • Marc Turcotte - PHRF Committee Rep
  • Dale Hyerstay - Race Management Group emeritus
  • Steve Walkerman - Race Management Group
  • Doug Viehmann - Race Management Group
  • Jason Hyerstay - Website
  • Charles London - Scorer


  • Steve Walkerman
  • John Harris
  • Doug Viehmann
  • Dale Hyerstay (Emeritus and Founder of the RMG)


  • Chuck Bowen
  • Bern Collins (Emeritus)
  • Scott Fewell
  • Bob Finn
  • Wendy Friant (DIYC)
  • Mark Gardner (MBBC) - E Series
  • John Harris
  • Fritz Horton
  • Dale Hyerstay (Emeritus)
  • Doug Merrill
  • John O'Rourke
  • Ernie Reuter
  • Larry Robinson
  • Eric Schulz (Apprentice)
  • Tom Porter (Apprentice)
  • James Unsworth
  • Doug Viehmann
  • Steve Walkerman
  • Bill Wight

    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!

    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. 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.

    Registration | Schedule | Curriculum | Boat Use