Cruise Week 2024

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 & Split Rock Race 2024

The 12th annual Diamond Island Regatta, DIYC’s signature racing event, takes place August 10, with the Split Rock Race on August 11.

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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

Jul
26
Fri
all-day Cruise Week 2024 @ Lake Champlain
Cruise Week 2024 @ Lake Champlain
Jul 26 – Aug 4 all-day
Cruise Week for 2024 is scheduled for July 26-August 4. Save the dates. Details to follow.
Aug
10
Sat
8:00 am Diamond Island Regatta Breakfast @ DIYC Tent
Diamond Island Regatta Breakfast @ DIYC Tent
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am
Diamond Island Regatta race day starts with our traditional breakfast at the DIYC tent at Point Bay Marina at 8 a.m. You’ll find coffee, tea, juice, and a selection of hot and cold entrees. A suggested $5 donation goes to
9:00 am Diamond Island Regatta Skippers ... @ DIYC Tent
Diamond Island Regatta Skippers ... @ DIYC Tent
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am
An on-shore skippers meeting for participants in the Diamond Island Regatta will take place under the DIYC tent at 9 a.m. on August 10.
11:00 am Diamond Island Regatta @ Town Farm Bay
Diamond Island Regatta @ Town Farm Bay
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am
The Diamond Island Regatta, DIYC’s major sailing event of each season, is scheduled for August 10. The day begins under the DIYC tent with a breakfast (8 a.m.) and a skippers’ meeting (9 a.m.). The starting sequence for the race
4:30 pm DIR Post-Race Party @ DIYC Tent
DIR Post-Race Party @ DIYC Tent
Aug 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Following the Diamond Island Regatta and ahead of the Lobster Fest dinner, there will be 4:30 p.m. post-race party under the DIYC tent, and all are welcome. Note that you do NOT need a ticket to the Lobster Fest dinner
5:30 pm Lobster Fest Dinner @ DIYC Tent
Lobster Fest Dinner @ DIYC Tent
Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm
The annual Lobster Fest dinner, a celebration following the Diamond Island Regatta, takes place this year on August 10 at 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Aug
11
Sun
10:30 am Split Rock Race @ Town Farm Bay
Split Rock Race @ Town Farm Bay
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am
The Split Rock Race, added to the schedule in 2021, takes place on August 11, the day following the Diamond Island Regatta. The starting sequence begins at 10:30 a.m. on Town Farm Bay. Both of these sailboat races are part
Aug
17
Sat
all-day Destination Westport Weekend @ Westport, N.Y., Waterfront
Destination Westport Weekend @ Westport, N.Y., Waterfront
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day
A weekend rendezvous for club members at the dock in Westport, N.Y., is on the schedule for August 17 & 18. Stay tuned for details.
all-day Westport Fast Sail Pursuit
Westport Fast Sail Pursuit
Aug 17 all-day
A pursuit sailboat race, starting on Town Farm Bay and ending off Westport, N.Y., will take place on Saturday morning of the Destination Westport Weekend, August 17. Stay tuned for details, including start times for all DIYC Fast Sailors.
8:30 am Morning Coffee @ DIYC Tent
Morning Coffee @ DIYC Tent
Aug 17 @ 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.
Aug
24
Sat
10:30 am DIYC Fast Sail @ Town Farm Bay
DIYC Fast Sail @ Town Farm Bay
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug
30
Fri
all-day Cruise Weekend @ Lake Champlain
Cruise Weekend @ Lake Champlain
Aug 30 – Sep 2 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.
Sep
14
Sat
8:30 am Morning Coffee @ DIYC Tent
Morning Coffee @ DIYC Tent
Sep 14 @ 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
Sep 14 @ 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
Sep
21
Sat
all-day Cidertini Challenge Race @ Town Farm Bay / DIYC Tent
Cidertini Challenge Race @ Town Farm Bay / DIYC Tent
Sep 21 all-day
The Cidertini Challenge is not to be missed. It’s DIYC’s last race of the season and features a classic start and finish (committee boat, horns, and flags) and classes for both Jib & Main and Spinnaker racing. Starting sequence begins
3:30 pm Cidertini Celebration @ DIYC Tent
Cidertini Celebration @ DIYC Tent
Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Cidertini Celebration will follow the Cidertini Challenge sailboat race. Taking place at the DIYC tent, beginning at 3:30 p.m., the Challenge has become an end-of-the-season tradition. You don’t have to race to attend: All club members are welcome. Enjoy
Oct
12
Sat
10:00 am Fall Work Day & Tent Take-Down
Fall Work Day & Tent Take-Down
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
An annual end-of-the-boating season event: DIYC members gather to take down the tent at Point Bay Marina and clean up the tent site.
Nov
2
Sat
5:30 pm Change-of-Watch Dinner & Annual ...
Change-of-Watch Dinner & Annual ...
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm
The Diamond Island Yacht Club’s Change-of-Watch Dinner & Annual Meeting is scheduled for November 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hinesburgh Public House.