The Community Waterfront Campus & Sailing Education Center

In 2017, powered by the Love Your Lake Capital Campaign, the Community Sailing Center completed construction of the first new building on the Burlington Waterfront in over 20 years. For 23 years, the CSC operated from the abandoned Moran Plant, a Public Works garage, a tent, and two port-a-potties. The Pomerleau Community Waterfront Campus & Raymond P. Sullivan Sailing Education Center brings a whole host of firsts for the CSC – first indoor plumbing, first year-round classrooms, and most importantly – the first time in decades that we have the space and resources to expand lake-based opportunities for our community for generations to come.

This beautiful waterfront facility is available to our community to rent for gatherings and events. Celebrate your special occasion in this purpose-built, zero-energy building and support our mission to provide lake access, recreation, and education for all!


Our Spaces

Merrill Family Terrace (Third Floor Deck – Outdoor)

  • 100 ft. by 25 ft. covered deck with Brazilian Ipe hardwood flooring (similar to teak) and 5 ft. overhangs to provide protection from the elements. Open on three sides (east, south, and west). Accessible via two staircases and an elevator.
  • Includes access to additional Observation Tower (22 ft. by 10 ft.) for duration of venue rental.
  • Capacity: 160 standing / 120 seated
  • Availability: May 1st – October 15th


Big Ed Classroom (Second Floor – Indoor)

  • 41 ft. by 20 ft. indoor, carpeted classroom-style meeting room with full wall of south facing windows.
  • Can include access to adjoining Conference Room with kitchenette and 12-seat capacity for duration of venue rental.*
  • Capacity: 75 standing / 60 seated
  • Availability: Year-round


Conference Room (Second Floor – Indoor)

  • 18 ft. by 12 ft. indoor, carpeted conference-style meeting room with kitchenette, central conference table, and south facing windows.
  • Included with Big Ed Classroom or available separately by the hour.
  • Capacity: 12 seated
  • Availability: Year-round


To learn more about the Community Waterfront Campus & Sailing Education Center, or to inquire about booking an event, please contact Tilly Ettlinger at (802) 864-2499 or