We’ve assembled a group of links we’ve found useful while cruising Lake Champlain. We hope you’ll find them as helpful as we do!
Weather & Water Quality
Lake Marine Forecast — Latest marine forecast for Lake Champlain
Blue Green Algae Tracker — Vermont Department of Health monitoring of algae levels
NOAA Seven-day Forecast — Standard seven-day forecast for Charlotte, Vermont
Lake Graphical Forecast — NOAA provides a color-coded forecast for wind and wave conditions the length of Lake Champlain
Wind Data at Diamond Island — Real-time wind direction and speed at Diamond Island in 15-minute increments
Lake Level and Temperature — Last 30 days; scroll down for graph
Boating Safety Course
Online Course — Online course that satisfies the Vermont requirement for boater safety education certificate
Click to join US Sailing at a discount on our dedicated RSYC US Sailing Page
Federal & State Resources
US Coast Guard — Home page for the United States Coast Guard
Burlington Coast Guard — Website for the US Coast Guard Station in Burlington
Local Notice to Mariners — Weekly US Coast Guard notices affecting Lake Champlain
Navigation Rules — Inland and international navigation rules
Chart No. 1 — NIMA Nautical Chart Symbols, Abbreviations, and Terms
Lake Champlain Yacht Club in Shelburne, Vt.
Malletts Bay Boat Club in Colchester, Vt.
Diamond Island Yacht Club in Charlotte, Vt.
Valcour Sailing Club in Plattsburgh, N.Y. (Facebook page)
Animated Knots — Great site for learning to tie knots; very clever