Summers are short here in the states of Vermont and New York so, in order to make the most of the water fun, we plan days close to home. We call these gatherings our Club Rendezvous. Returning to the familiar ports on Lake Champlain is pleasant to do every summer: The Basin Harbor Club, Westport Marina, The Burlington Boathouse, Hero’s Welcome, Willsboro Bay, Essex Marina, Plattsburgh Marina, Valcour Island. We loaf, swim, explore, and dine as our fancies dictate. We dash across Lake Champlain’s clear waters at the helm of our boats, admiring the glistening transoms of those passing us. The sight of a summer sunset from a fine wooden boat is truly beautiful and, in the fall, it nourishes our souls until our next summer rendezvous


Our LCACBS Chapter, one of the 57 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, is unique due to the geography of Lake Champlain. The east side of the lake borders the state of Vermont, and the west borders New York State. Consequently our chapter is comprised of members from both these states, sharing the same lake.      Thus our chapter’s special events provide us the opportunities to socialize and become better acquainted, knitting us together in common interest and enthusiasm for our wooden boats. These events take place as soon as the ice is out of the lake and we can launch our boats – from June through September. 


  • The Annual Spring Meetings
  • Fall and Summer Cruises
  • The Annual Fall Meeting
  • Lake Champlain’s 400th Anniversary
  • The Herreshoff Launching
  • Wings, Wheels & Keels
  • ACBS National Meetings
  • Holiday Celebrations