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Many Classes Available

Learn to sail at Lake Thunderbird. Classes are taught by US Sailing Certified instructors and cover a wide variety of skill sets from the novice all the way up to the seasoned sailor.


The Mainsheet

Our Monthly Newsletter

This is the location of our monthly newsletter. Issues go back into the 1970’s, thanks to our curator and historian Les Cummings. Find out the latest news or take a trip down memory lane.

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Boathouse Schedule

Between our monthly meetings, our racing schedule, special events, and other rentals, there is a lot happening at our boathouse! Check the calendar and join us at any of our monthly membership meetings.



How to Join

Question: Do you need to own a sailboat?

Answer: NO!

While many of our activities revolve around sailing, at the core is a group of like-minded individuals who love being on the water. And we love having extra hands on board when we go our sailing.

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Latest Features

The latest news and info about the Thunderbird Sailing Club

Sailing News From Around the World

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  • Led to Water July 16, 2019
    Dave Franzel discusses the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and making St. Thomas’s local racing scene whole again.
    Michael Hanson
  • Challenge XII Steps Up to the Challenge July 16, 2019
    Jack LeFort’s Challenge XII overcame a late-series disqualification to win the 12 Metre World Championship on the final day.
    Barby McGowan
  • Smith Returns to Defend at Marblehead NOOD July 16, 2019
    The 2019 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta at Marblehead Race Week returns to Marblehead, MA, July 25 to 28.
    Michael Hansen
  • Transpac Race: The sweet taste of victory July 19, 2019
    Honohulu, HI (July 18, 2019) - After Jason Carroll's Argo crossed the finish line at Diamond Head last night 20:52:32 local time, only 29 minutes later Peter Cunningham's PowerPlay crossed the line, followed 6.5 hours later by Giovanni Soldini's Maserati, ending the rivalry between all three MOD 70 trimarans in the 50th edition of the […]
  • Transatlantic Race: Final boat home July 19, 2019
    (July 18, 2019; Day 24) – The Transatlantic Race 2019 will go down as one of the slowest on record, but for none was it more drawn out than for Constantin Claviez and his crew on Charisma. The German skipper and his trusty 1980 vintage Swan 441, which he has campaigned for the past 20 […]
  • Paul Cayard: No greater calling as a sportsman July 19, 2019
    by Paul Cayard While the 2019 Trans Pacific Yacht Race was the 23rd consecutive for Pyewacket owner Roy P. Disney, this was a special race. It was the 50th anniversary of the iconic race, with 90 yachts competing. On July 13th, we left the dock in Long Beach with aspirations to win. As fate would […]
  • How to win at double-handed racing – 5 top tips from a champion July 18, 2019
    Double-handed racing is booming in popularity, with both inshore and offshore events introducing double-handed classes. We get expert tips on how to set up your boat and routines for successRace Start - Redshift Reloaded, Sail No: GBR 419, Class: IRC Three, Owner: Ed Fishwick, Type: Sun Fast 3600 The popularity of double-handed sailing is on […]
    Yachting World
  • Destination inspiration: Epic summer adventures right on your doorstep July 17, 2019
    Our contributors reveal their favourite summer cruising grounds, from West Sweden and North Brittany to the Isles of ScillyThe River Helford in Cornwall is a great spot for a mini sailing adventure. Photo: Peter Baritt / Alamy You don’t have to sail to the most distant parts of the world to have a cruising adventure. […]
    Yachting World
  • What’s the optimum Fastnet route? Navigator Ian Moore crunches the weather data to find out July 16, 2019
    It's too early for a detailed weather forecast for this year's Rolex Fastnet Race, but navigator Ian Moore has crunched some historical data to work out what, statistically, should be the optimum route. And he found some surprising things... With tricky tides, imposing headlands and the vagaries of the British summer weather to contend with, […]
    Matthew Sheahan

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