Cruise Week 2023

DIYC’s annual Cruise Week is a great way to meet your fellow club members and see more of beautiful Lake Champlain and its many anchorages.

Fast Sail Series for 2024

Attention all DIYC sailors! You are invited to participate in the Diamond Island Yacht Club 2024 Fast Sail Series.

Diamond Island Regatta Wrapup 2023

Read about the 11th annual Diamond Island Regatta, DIYC’s signature racing event, which took place on August 12.

Learn About DIYC

About DIYC

Diamond Island Yacht Club members are united by a love of boating and Lake Champlain. All boaters can find a home here. We have members with little boats and big boats, powerboats and sailboats; members who live year round in Vermont or just come for the summer; members who grew up boating or who just bought their first boat; members who embrace the Do It Yourself mentality or those who prefer to hire out....

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DIYC Calendar

Apr
18
Thu
5:30 pm DIYC Pub Night @ Backyard Bistro
DIYC Pub Night @ Backyard Bistro
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm
Get together with other DIYC members to share stories of seasons’ past and plans for the season to come. This pub night will be held at the Backyard Bistro in Charlotte, Vt.
May
18
Sat
10:00 am Spring Work Day & Tent Raising @ DIYC Tent
Spring Work Day & Tent Raising @ DIYC Tent
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Help fellow members raise the DIYC tent for another year, and do other chores to ensure the 2024 boating season gets off to a flying start!
May
24
Fri
all-day Cruise Weekend @ Lake Champlain
Cruise Weekend @ Lake Champlain
May 24 – May 27 all-day
Join other DIYC members for a cruise weekend on the lake; route and anchorages TBA. Three cruise weekends are on the schedule for this season.
May
25
Sat
8:30 am Morning Coffee @ DIYC Tent
Morning Coffee @ DIYC Tent
May 25 @ 8:30 am
On several Saturday mornings during the boating season, DIYC hosts Morning Coffee events, including a light breakfast, for DIYC members, under the tent at Point Bay Marina.
10:30 am DIYC Fast Sail @ Town Farm Bay
DIYC Fast Sail @ Town Farm Bay
May 25 @ 10:30 am
The club hosts a series of Fast Sail events, casual sailboat races, during the season. Most of the races start at 10:30 a.m. in Town Farm Bay. There are also two pursuit races, to Westport, N.Y., and from Burlington, and
Jun
1
Sat
8:30 am Commodore’s Reception @ DIYC Tent
Commodore’s Reception @ DIYC Tent
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
The annual Commodore’s Reception is a great way to kick-start the boating season. All are welcome for coffee and breakfast.
10:30 am Open Boats @ Point Bay Marina
Open Boats @ Point Bay Marina
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
DIYC will have an “Open Boat” event on the dock from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 1. Point Bay Marina will help us coordinate boat slips at the dock for those who would like to pull in and
Jun
5
Wed
6:00 pm Evening Fast Sail @ Town Farm Bay
Evening Fast Sail @ Town Farm Bay
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm
In recent years, DIYC has included a weekday evening Fast Sail event. This season’s evening sail is set for June 5 at 6 p.m. Fast Sail races begin in Town Farm Bay and use one of several courses, depending on
Jun
8
Sat
all-day Vessel Safety Check
Vessel Safety Check
Jun 8 all-day
The annual free safety check, performed by Coast Guard-trained volunteers, is for vessels docked or moored at Point Bay Marina. They will check out your safety equipment like flares, life jackets, lights, sound devices, fire extinguishers, etc., and things like
8:30 am Morning Coffee @ DIYC Tent
Morning Coffee @ DIYC Tent
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am
On several Saturday mornings during the boating season, DIYC hosts Morning Coffee events, including a light breakfast, for DIYC members, under the tent at Point Bay Marina.
Jun
22
Sat
8:30 am Morning Coffee @ DIYC Tent
Morning Coffee @ DIYC Tent
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am
On several Saturday mornings during the boating season, DIYC hosts Morning Coffee events, including a light breakfast, for DIYC members, under the tent at Point Bay Marina.
10:30 am DIYC Fast Sail @ Town Farm Bay
DIYC Fast Sail @ Town Farm Bay
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am
The club hosts a series of Fast Sail events, casual sailboat races, during the season. Most of the races start at 10:30 a.m. in Town Farm Bay. There are also two pursuit races, to Westport, N.Y., and from Burlington, and