About Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center
About the Community Sailing Center (CSC)
Our mission is to encourage and celebrate the responsible use and long-term stewardship of Lake Champlain by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community. The Community Sailing Center is unique. We are sailors, paddlers and recreation enthusiasts who share a deep passion for Lake Champlain because we live near and recreate in it regularly. We believe everyone deserves to play on, learn from and ultimately take care of Vermont’s greatest natural resource, Lake Champlain.
The CSC is located on the waterfront in Burlington, VT and has been operating for 20 years. As the only Community Sailing Center in the state the CSC offers a variety of programs for youth, adult, students, and the visiting sailing and paddling enthusiast. We also host several signature events each year bringing the community together to celebrate the Lake. CSC’s diverse programs range from recreational to racing, accommodating every sailor. Our fleet is composed of O’pen Bics, Hartley 10s, 420’s, RS Zests, RS Quests, Lasers, Sonars, Rhodes 19s, Stand Up Paddleboards, kayaks and canoes.
Beyond teaching sailing at the CSC, Burlington has numerous opportunities to offer. There are several yacht clubs in the nearby towns providing racing almost daily on dinghies and keelboats. Lake Champlain is a destination for larger regattas each summer as well. Local sailors are always interested in having new crew.