Upcoming Thunderbird Sailing Club Meetings:

50th Anniversary - Thunderbird Sailing Club

Join us on Saturday, August 17 to celebrate our 50th Anniversary!!!!

Leukemia Lymphoma Society

Saturday, Sept 7 – LLS Family Water Festival – Play, Swim, and Sail for the Cure. A fun-filled day for the whole family.

Boats, Blues, and BBQ

Join our monthly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 21. Emjoy live music by the lake with “Big Train and the Loco Motives” with special guests “Heartbreak Rodeo”.

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.

Start Reading


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.

More Info

Latest Features

The latest news and info about the Thunderbird Sailing Club

Sailing News From Around the World

RSS Sailing World

  • Eight Bells: Tom Hutchinson August 17, 2019
    Tom Hutchinson, 52, perished August 7 in a kite surfing accident on the Isle of Wight, UK. The incident came as the area experienced heavy winds, with his brother Riff on the beach at Compton caring for Tom until emergency services airlifted him to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Tom was born […]
  • Tokyo 2020: Sailing benefits from shift August 17, 2019
    Filthy water plagued the Rio 2016 Olympics when promises by the South American city failed to address their insufficient sanitation system. As a result, Guanabara Bay, the venue for many of the aquatic events, Sailing included, tested high for bacteria and viruses. While the story for Tokyo 2020 is more about the extreme heat and […]
  • Windsurfing tests planned for Paris 2024 August 17, 2019
    In a review of the equipment for the Men’s and Women’s Windsurfer events to be held at the Paris 2024 Olympics, World Sailing has shortlisted five tenders to attend the sea trials from September 29 to October 3, 2019. Circolo Surf Torbole (above) will host the sea trials following the RS:X World Championships on Lake […]
  • Can augmented reality really give us a vision of the future of sailing? August 16, 2019
    See further, see more and sail faster... Will Bruton investigates the navigation benefits that augmented reality is bringingHigh definition cameras can provide the live image for the plotter, stabilised by a separate sensor to counter pitch and roll Google’s mission statement is ‘to organise the world’s information.’ This almost impossibly ambitious declaration of intent underpins […]
    Yachting World
  • Fastnet Race winners: Wizard claims overall prize while French crews dominate August 8, 2019
    American VO70 Wizard wins the Rolex Fastnet Race overall, while French JPK yachts dominate the IRC classes The stars’n’stripes liveried American Volvo 70 Wizard has been confirmed as the overall IRC winner of this year’ Rolex Fastnet …Continue reading » The post Fastnet Race winners: Wizard claims overall prize while French crews dominate appeared first […]
    Helen Fretter
  • Rolex Fastnet Race delivers wet, fast ride for early finishers August 6, 2019
    It's been a wet and wild ride for the first finishers in IRC fleets and multihulls in the Rolex Fastnet RaceWizard, Sail no: USA70000, Class: IRC Zero, Owner: David and Peter Askew, Sailed by: Charlie Enright, Type: Volvo Open 70 The first finishers in the IRC fleets of the Rolex Fastnet Race arriving last night […]
    Helen Fretter

Thunderbird Sailing Club