LCYC youth scholarship announced

Scholarship in memory of Shelburne resident Steve Landau

Steve Landau

The Lake Champlain Yacht Club (LCYC) is celebrating and remembering the life of one of its community members, Steve Landau, with the inauguration of the Steven A. Landau Junior Sailing Scholarship. The scholarship will provide full financial assistance for a child, age eight or older, who is keenly interested in learning to sail, to participate in two weeks of half-day sailing camp. Interested applicants should go to to fill out the scholarship application as well as the camp registration materials by June 11.
Landau grew up in central Pennsylvania, and never sailed as a boy. He spent four years active duty in the U.S. Navy, and while during that time he spent time on sea duty on aircraft carriers, he still never did any sailing. He took up sailing later in life, when he was living in Nyack, N.Y.  He joined a boat club and learned to sail on the Hudson River on his first boat, a Columbia 24 sailboat.  He later moved to a Tartan 30 sailboat, “Winsome” which he brought up the canal system from New York to Lake Champlain when he relocated to Vermont. His final boat was a Tartan 34-2, “Radiant.” At LCYC Landau enjoyed racing and cruising his boats, but he also loved just jumping out for a quick sail on the perfect day, as well as general “messing around
with boats.”
He loved sailing, and often wished he had been exposed to it sooner. It was his wish that the family provide funds to LCYC to allow some other young child the opportunity to experience the joys of sailing early in life, with the hope that it develops into a lifelong love of sailing.  This would be a legacy he would be proud to leave.
For more information about the Junior Sailing Program or Lake Champlain Yacht Club, please contact Doug Merrill at

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