All Aboard! Grand Opening of the Community Waterfront Campus & Sailing Education Center – June 2nd

Join the Community Sailing Center as we splash into the next era of our community’s connection to Lake Champlain! This open house will welcome everyone to visit and learn about the new campus, enjoy sailing and paddling on the lake, and engage with some of our community partners. The grand opening will bring Burlington together on the waterfront to get All Aboard! at the new Community Waterfront Campus & Sailing Education Center. Free and open to the public!

9:00 – 10:00 am – Yoga on the Lake with Evolution Yoga

10:00 am – Open house starts to celebrate completion of the Pomerleau Community Waterfront Campus & Raymond P. Sullivan Sailing Education Center

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Food for purchase by Skinny Pancake
Recycling activities with Rozalia Project
Meet our partner Vermont Adaptive
Learn about yoga on the lake opportunities with Evolution Yoga

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 – Free sails on the Friendship Sloop and CSC keelboats!

10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 – Tours of the new building and campus

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Meet Champ from the Lake Monsters!

1:00 – 2:30 pm – Have some free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream scooped by Jerry himself!

3:00 pm – Open house tours and free sailing ends, but stick around for rentals!

ROCK the DECK Benefit and Celebration! – July 3rd

Join us for an unforgettable evening to benefit the McConnell Scholarship Fund and celebrate with the best view around of the Burlington fireworks! This year, for our first season in the new Community Waterfront Campus and Sailing Education Center and Rock the Dock’s 10th anniversary, we will ROCK the DECK at the new building with music, dancing, and drinks. 100% of proceeds from Rock the Deck support the McConnell Scholarship Fund, which means EVERYONE can afford to play and learn on the lake.

Details and Ticket Information Coming Soon!

She Jumps Into Summer – July 7th

Join the Community Sailing Center and SheJumps for an afternoon of paddling and sailing. Women of all ages are welcome to join us on the water and challenge themselves with new outdoor experiences from 1-4pm, followed by a social hour with refreshments at 4pm.

Details and Registration Coming Soon!

Regatta for Lake Champlain – July 14th

The Regatta for Lake Champlain is the only annual big boat regatta in Burlington Bay. It was founded in 2004 as a fundraiser to support nonprofit organizations that promote the health, well-being, sustainable use, and stewardship of Lake Champlain. The Community Sailing Center is a beneficiary of the regatta and also helps maintain the regatta’s Clean Regatta Gold Level certification for meeting international sustainability practice guidelines.

Details and Registration

Water Works Fair – July 28th

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.

Stand Up for the Lake – August 4th

Presented by The Spot and WND&WVS, Stand Up for the Lake is Vermont’s only WPA-sanctioned paddleboarding event and benefit for the Community Sailing Center. You can join in the fun as a participant  in the 3-mile recreational race of the 6-mile elite race, or you can simply join the other enthusiasts for the music, food, and fun.

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Women in Wind Summer Soiree – August 7th

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!

Details and Registration Coming Soon!

Sailorbration and Wind Fair – August 18th

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. New this year, after Sailorbration ends, we will celebrate historic sailing traditions and the importance of the lake with a Wind Fair, including a Pirate Riot and evening party.

Details and Information Coming Soon!