We have assembled a group of links that we have found useful while cruising Lake Champlain. We hope you will find them as helpful as we do!
Weather & Water Quality
Lake Marine Forecast — Latest marine forecast for Lake Champlain
Blue Green Algae Tracker — Vermont Department of Health monitoring of algae levels
NOAA Seven-day Forecast — Standard seven-day forecast for Charlotte, Vermont
Lake Graphical Forecast — NOAA provides a color-coded forecast for wind and wave conditions the length of Lake Champlain
Wind & Temperature Forecast — Three-day weather forecast in three-hour increments, with temperature, dew-point, wind speed and direction, etc.
Wind Data at Diamond Island — Real-time wind direction and speed at Diamond Island in 15-minute increments
Lake Level and Temperature — Last 30 days; scroll down for graph
Radar Loop — Radar loop for the last hour; takes time to load without high speed internet connection
Boating Safety Courses
Vermont Courses — Listing from Vermont State Police website of safety courses taught around Vermont this summer
Online Course — Online course that satisfies the Vermont requirement for boater safety education certificate
Click to join US Sailing at a discount on our dedicated RSYC US Sailing Page
Federal & State Resources
Charts Online — Online charts; fun to check at home (or at work?); Lake Champlain chart number 14781 thru 14784
NOAA Booklet Charts — Printable online charts from NOAA; Lake Champlain is in the “Great Lakes” section
US Coast Guard — Home page for the United States Coast Guard
Burlington Coast Guard — Website for the US Coast Guard Station in Burlington
Local Notice to Mariners — Weekly US Coast Guard notices affecting Lake Champlain
Navigation Rules — Inland and international navigation rules
Chart No. 1 — NIMA Nautical Chart Symbols, Abbreviations, and Terms
Coast Pilot 6 — Volume 6 of the USCG coast pilot; Chapter 14 covers the Lake Champlain area
Animated Knots — Great site for learning to tie knots; very clever
Point Bay Marina Marina- Fuel Dock — This webcam, and the one below automatically update every second. A new tab will open when you follow this link.
Point Bay Marina Marina- Store — The flag pole in the foreground of this webcam is great for judging current wind condtions at PBM. A new tab will open when you follow this link.
Westport Marina Web Camera — Shows the docks at the Westport Marina; there are two views, refreshing about once a minute, one of the main docks in front of the marina and one of the gas docks
Burlington Waterfront Webcam — Panoramic image of the lake looking west from Burlington; updated every 15 minutes; includes weather and air quality info
Lake Champlain Yacht Club in Shelburne, Vt.
Malletts Bay Boat Club in Colchester, Vt.
Royal Savage Yacht Club in Charlotte, Vt.
Valcour Sailing Club in Plattsburgh, N.Y.