Sturgeon: Prehistoric Giant of Lake Champlain – May 22nd

Speaker Chet Mackenzie has been employed by the VT Fish & Wildlife Department since 1986 and is currently a Fisheries Program Manager. For the past 20 years, he has worked with lake sturgeon and he recently completed a recovery plan for this endangered species. Chet will share interesting visuals and the latest news from his work with sturgeon. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. A donation of $10 is suggested.

25th Season Celebration! – June 1st

After 25 years of memories made on Lake Champlain, the only way to celebrate the momentous occasion is with all of you! This event is open to the public, so join us for a jam packed day of fun at the Community Waterfront Campus & Sailing Education Center!

Meet our community partners, take a tour, or get your face painted by Hyper Focus Art.

Grab something to eat from a variety of local food trucks including Pizza Verita, Skinny Pancake, Farmers and Foragers, and Dale Boca Cafe!

Go on a 45 minute guided sail with the Community Sailing Center or Whistling Man Schooner Co! They are bringing back “the Friend Ship” and debuting their new boat “Wild Rose.” Sails will run starting 11:30 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm. Tickets will be on sale this week!

Check back for more information.


Women in Wind Summer Soiree – July 18th

In partnership with the Greater Burlington Women’s Forum, the Summer Soiree is THE night for women of all ages to connect while sailing, paddling, practicing yoga, and networking – all on the shores of Lake Champlain. Registration includes water- and land-based activities, snacks, and refreshments. Nothing builds a connection like trying something new together!

Water Works Fair – July 27th

Associated with the annual Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, the Water Works Fair brings together local lake-based organizations to offer hands-on educational and fun activities for all ages to explore Lake Champlain’s diverse ecosystem and watershed. Join us to learn, play by the lake, and enter to win prizes.

Sailorbration – August 24th

As the end of another summer season draws near, we invite you to join us for a FREE day of sailing and paddling to celebrate our summer program participants and everyone committed to the mission of the Community Sailing Center. Bring you little brother, grandmother, friend, or roommate, all are welcome! You can drop in for just a 1/2 hour or stay all day. We want to sailorbrate a great season with all of you!

An Evening with Laura Dekker

Join us for a speaker series event with Laura Dekker. She will share her inspiring journey as she became the youngest person in the world to circumnavigate the globe single-handed. More details to come.