Sportboat Racing

Sportboats are lightweight monohull keelboats that can plane downwind, and usually have an asymmetrical spinnaker and a lifting keel for trailer-sailing. Our Sportboat fleet at LCYC focuses on the 19 to 24 foot range, and is currently open to the following one-design boats:

J/70, Melges 20, Melges 24, Rocket 22, Seascape 24, Viper 640, VX One.

The current LCYC fleet includes three J/70s and three Viper 640s. We are focusing our growth on these two boats.

We have Sportboat trophies for Wednesday Night Racing, a multi-event Etchells/Sportboat Series, and the annual Ladies Cup. The Sportboat fleet competes in the Spinnaker B class for all other weekend races, along with the Etchells fleet.

We also host an annual Viper 640 Regatta, and are home to J/70 Fleet 27.

For more information, please contact Sportboat fleet captain Vivian Allen.

# Owner Co-Owners Club Boat Name Hull Spinnaker Country Sail Bow Model PHRF
1 Parker Hoblin LCYC Mongoose White Red USA 22 22 Viper 640 102
2 Mark Engelhardt LCYC Mojito White White/Black/Green USA 42 42 Viper 640 102
3 Jason Hyerstay LCYC Streetwise Gray Orange USA 195 95 Viper 640 102
4 Vivien Allan Jack Wallace LCYC Selkie White USA 411 J/70 117
5 Will Nye Amber Nye LCYC Gravity Wave White Red USA 41 Seascape 24 120
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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 Clubalso offer great racing events around the lake. LCYC also hosts an annual Viper 640 Regatta (currently on pause).

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