Bay Boat Club
This guide has been prepared to introduce you to various aspects and activities of the Malletts Bay Boat Club. We hope it will inform you about the club and encourage your interest in joining in the activities and operations of the club. The club has been in continuous operation since 1936 as a voluntary participatory club, meaning that the members manage and perform all the work involved with keeping a club such as ours going. In addition, the members share a common interest in sailing and boating on Lake Champlain which various club activities encourage. Membership is open to sailboaters through an application process.
The club runs a very active race schedule with a Thursday night race series for cruising boats, a Tuesday night Laser series, multiple weekend races for one design and cruising boats and a fall series of races. In addition, the club is one of three members of the Lake Champlain Racing Conference and hosts several conference races during the summer which are also open to club members. Any member of the racing committee would be happy to answer any questions prospective members have about club racing and our racing program. Crewing spots on racing boats are always available to club members who would like to get a taste of racing without involving their own boats. A bulletin board in the lower level of the club is available to advertise your interest in crewing. Non-members are also encouraged to participate in all club races.
Because the club is voluntary operation, we accomplish the work through a number of committees. The first and most important committee is the Afterguard which is the governing body of the club and is elected at the annual meeting in October by the membership. The Afterguard helps to run the club's operations and chair the various committees, which include: cruise, entertainment, finance, grounds, harbor, junior sailing, launch, long range planning, membership operations, and race committee. Every club member is expected to serve on at least one committee.
operates and maintains a mooring field for the member's boats. Each member
is entitled to one mooring. The Harbor Committee is available to assist
the new club members in complying with the requirements of the mooring
system and will determine mooring assignments best suited to the member's