— If you love the Lake and it’s adjoining rivers and streams and want to have fun sailing with family and friends, join the Regatta for Lake Champlain – a Clean Regatta
on Lake Champlain. This year’s 14th
annual event, takes place on Burlington’s Waterfront July 15th
. The Regatta for Lake Champlain is not your ordinary day out on the Lake; it is a family-friendly benefit sailboat race to promote the health, well-being, sustainable use and stewardship of Lake Champlain.
The Regatta for Lake Champlain, is the most unique race in the region. It is the only race hosted on Burlington’s Waterfront, giving spectators a beautiful view of almost 50 sailboats, usually arriving flying spinnakers (the colorful kite-like sail) into the harbor silhouetted against the Adirondack Mountains. As one of only a few certified Clean Regattas
on Lake Champlain, all of the event’s organizers and participants commit to a list of environmental best practices to keep our waterways healthy and vital including use of non-toxic cleaning products, recycling, composting, and reducing single-use, disposable containers.
The Regatta for Lake Champlain also is about individual participation. Anyone with a sailboat no matter how old or new can put together a crew to raise money in support of organizations that work to inspire and enrich relationships with our Lake.
The Regatta will start just outside Burlington Harbor on Saturday, July 15th
at 11:30 AM. The pursuit
format race features a handicapped start so sailors and crews of all levels, from cruising to competitive racers, can participate. Registration fees start at $150. For more information or to register, please visit RegattaForLakeChamplain.org
. There are a limited number of spaces so we encourage folks to sign-up quickly.
Since 2004, the Regatta for Lake Champlain has donated a total of $126,369 to various members, including members ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, the Lake Champlain Committee, and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, as well as a few other non profits.
How VBSR Members can help
For more Information Contact:
- The Regatta has several sponsorship opportunities available, prices start at just $600.
- The Regatta also needs door prizes to give at the Awards Party following the race. Ideal door prizes are gift cards/certificates to retail establishments, restaurants, recreation businesses, and more. A perfect amount for a gift card/certificate is $25-50.
Jamie Leopold Info@RegattaforLakeChamplain.org
or (802) 373-2332
The Regatta for Lake Champlain is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to raise funds to promote the health, well-being, stewardship and sustainable use of Lake Champlain.