Important News and Upcoming Events:


Annual Membership

It’s time to renew your annual membership! Don’t miss out on all the fun activities we have planned for 2020. You can easily do it online by clicking HERE

Hiram Douglas Memorial Regatta

A one day Regatta on Sunday, November 3, 2019. This 10 – 18 mile distance race is held at the Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse near Norman, Oklahoma

Chili Cook Off

All chili with beans or without are welcome. Cooks shall register pots with handicapping using the current “TSC Sailing Hotsmouth Yardstick” heat correction factors.

Learn To Sail

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.


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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  • Seeking the Daily Grind November 5, 2019
    American Magic grinder Sean O’Halloran installs waterproofing around the through-deck strops on the team’s test boat, to ensure electronics and hardware inside the boat stay dry.
    Francis George
  • A Caribbean Championship of Champions November 5, 2019
    The Helly Hansen NOOD Caribbean Championship pitted top teams from the 2019 regatta series into 47-foot charter boats for six days of inter-island races.
    Dave Reed
  • GRIB Games No More November 5, 2019
    With the use of the Model Accuracy software, sailors are now able to more efficiently see which weather GRIB file is trending better.
    Chris Branning
  • Storm clouds on the horizon November 11, 2019
    by Don Finkle, RCR Yachts It is that time of year when most clubs and fleets have their annual awards dinners, at least up north. These are generally some of the best parties of the year, a chance to spend time with your sailing friends and crew while doing so in nice clothes. Surprisingly some […]
  • God Bless and Embolden the Underdog November 11, 2019
    by Lynn Fitzpatrick Tight score lines, come from behind victories, champions on a roll, and well-financed teams mounting the podium to hoist a trophy and spray magnums of champagne over one another abound in competitive sailing. However, summaries of the most closely fought regatta battles don’t hold a candle to that of the under-financed underdog […]
  • Next stage begins at Hobie 16 Worlds November 11, 2019
    Captiva Island, FL (November 11, 2019) - The semi-final stage of the Hobie 16 Open World Championships began today with three races completed in winds that started at 10 knots but slowly faded through the day to 6 knots. There are three more days in semi-final round with 96 teams rotating through the 56 boats. […]
  • Southern hemisphere cyclones: Everything you need to know November 11, 2019
    Meteorologist Chris Tibbs explains how Southern hemisphere cyclone systems develop and what sailors need to know about themGoogle Earth image showing the track of Tropical Cyclone Gita in February 2018 Although New Zealand is not in the tropical cyclone (hurricane) belt, the remains of Tropical Cyclone Gita hit the west …Continue reading » The post […]
    Yachting World
  • 41 great Christmas gift ideas for sailors – our pick of the very best kit November 7, 2019
    Stuck for Christmas gift ideas for the sailor who has it all? Yachting World is here to help with 41 great ideas Are you wondering what to get the sailor in your life for Christmas? Here is our pick of 41 top …Continue reading » The post 41 great Christmas gift ideas for sailors – […]
    Toby Hodges
  • Fastnet 79: Could sailing’s biggest disaster ever happen again? November 7, 2019
    This year marked the 40th anniversary of a race never to be forgotten. Elaine Bunting looks back at crews’ experiences of the 1979 Fastnet RaceHelicopter winchman goes to Grimalkin. Photo: PA Archive Back in 1979, Ted Turner’s Tenacious took line honours in the Fastnet Race, finishing in 3 days 8 hours. Over …Continue reading » […]
    Elaine Bunting

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