Stand Up for the Lake 2015

Annual SUP Festival

presented by The Spot and WND&WVS

Saturday August 8th – 11:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This year’s WPA Sanctioned event will be held on Burlington’s waterfront park in partnership with the 2015 Maritime Festival and includes a$3500 cash purse.

We’re expecting a huge turnout of SUP enthusiasts, racers, demo participants, and all around good time people. We’ll have live music, food, demos, clinics, a 3 mile recreational race, a 6 mile elite race, and plenty of good times. All proceeds go to benefit the Community Sailing Center.

To register and learn more, visit

Water Works Fair

Sunday August 9th – 10:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center and lake partners will be hosting the Water Works Fair to celebrate and learn about Lake Champlain. This event will observe the ecology and experiences of Vermont’s greatest natural resource with hands-on educational activities and fun for all ages. Experiential education provides the critical link to our lake and develops future stewards for its health and future generations.

Community partners include the Lake Champlain Basin Program, Lake Champlain Sea Grant – UVM Watershed Alliance, Lake Champlain Committee, Winooski Valley Parks District, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and Let’s Go Fishing.

The fair will be held in Waterfront Park adjacent to ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. There will opportunities for participants to catch plankton, ID fish, explore lakeside creatures using microscopes and much more. Community partners from across the state will be there to guide you in your adventures and explorations.

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Women in Wind

In partnership with the Greater Burlington Women’s Forum

Tuesday August 18th – 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for sailing, yoga on land, and paddleboarding in partnership with WND & WVS.

Enjoy the opportunity to network with women in our community. Several guest speakers will be discussing their work in several different food industries, from restaurant management to nutrition, all while you enjoy snacks on the shore overlooking beautiful Lake Champlain. All activities will take place outdoors, and the weather can be unpredictable so please come prepared for all types of weather!
All donations are welcome at the door. Checks can be made out to the Community Sailing Center.

This event requires an RSVP, more details to come soon with how to sign up.

Hope to see you on August 18th!

3rd Annual Sailor Celebration


Sunday August 29th – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

As the season comes to a close, join us for our 2nd annual open house on the lake to celebrate YOU – our friends, campers, supporters, volunteers, and families. We invite you to come down to Center to sail, paddle, and play with us free of charge.

The Sailor Celebration is a amazing opportunity for campers to “show and tell” everything they learned and experienced over the summer at the CSC. We encourage you to bring the whole family down, thank the incredibly hardworking CSC staff, and get on the Lake on last time.

Tentative Schedule:

10am – 4pm CSC Open House (SUPs, Kayaks, Canoes, Sailboats, and more – free of charge!)

11am-1pm Half Hour Keelboat Rides with a CSC Instructor!

1pm – 2pm Community Barbecue

1:30pm Recognition Ceremony for Campers, Volunteers, and Staff!

2pm- 3:30pm Half Hour Keelboat Rides with a CSC Instructor!

2:30 Skipper’s Meeting for Regatta

3:00pm Bic, Hartley, and Escape Fun Race for 8-10 year olds

3:10 420 Fun Race for 11-15 year olds

4pm End of Summer Send Off – All boats back on the dock!


The Fine Print:

  • We encourage you to bring a lifejacket if you have one as CSC supplies are limited
  • CSC Rental Rules Apply
  • PFDs must be worn at all times while on the dock or on the water.
  • Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times while on CSC property, including boats and docks.
  • Beaching and landing of all CSC boats is prohibited, except in an emergency situation.
  • There is no smoking or alcohol allowed on CSC property, including boats and docks.
  • The minimum age for passengers on all CSC keelboats is 6. The minimum age for passengers on all CSC dinghies or paddle craft is 8.