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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.

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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.

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Membership

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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  • Eight Uses For Bungee May 21, 2019
    How to Bungee cord…it’s been around since the 1930s, but its uses continue to multiply as the years go on. Bungee cord…it’s been around since the 1930s, but its uses continue to multiply as the years go on. There are plenty applications on your raceboat, sure to keep things…
  • SailGP Takes to The Hudson May 21, 2019
    Racing The series moves to New York City for some madness on the river off Manhattan in June After an exciting series in San Francisco which saw the Australian team put up a thrilling performance, the series moves to New York City for some madness on the river…
  • Musical Chairs with Olympic Sailing Events May 21, 2019
    Racing World Sailing’s Council made key decisions on the Equipment to be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition World Sailing’s Council made key decisions on the Equipment to be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition as the Mid-Year Meeting concluded in London, Great…
  • Skunked at Star Western Hemispheres May 22, 2019
    San Diego, CA (May 22, 2019) - The opening day of the International Star Class 2019 Western Hemisphere Championship was cancelled with winds in the mid-teens, gusting to high teens, but with massive swells and large clumps of kelp littering the course area. With the race schedule from May 22 to 25, the forecast for […]
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  • Saving our skin, Saving the planet May 22, 2019
    Before marrying a man best known for excellence in marine hardware, Edit Olasz Harken had a bunch of letters behind her name (MD PhD) as an Associate Professor of Dermatology. With her work in treating high-risk skin cancers, she was now also immersed in the sailing lifestyle, which has led to the development of Harken […]
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  • Top 18 set for College Women’s Nationals May 22, 2019
    Newport, RI (May 22, 2019) - The Sperry College Sailing Women’s Semifinal Championship wrapped up today for the 36 teams with the top nine from each of the 18-boat groups advancing to the final two days for the National Championship. The day began with a blustery northerly breeze in the morning which died out mid-afternoon […]
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  • Sailing bucket list: 4 unforgettable adventures to experience before you die May 17, 2019
    What would be your ultimate sailing dream? Sarah Norbury has inspiration for sailing bucket list adventuresWhy wait until tomorrow to start planning your next sailing adventure? Photo: Tor Johnson These days many high-achievers push themselves just as hard in their leisure time as they do in business – from …Continue reading » The post Sailing […]
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  • European Yacht of the Year 2019: Best multihulls May 17, 2019
    The resurgent market for sailing multihulls makes this an increasingly important category in the European Yacht of the YearAll photos: Bertel Kolthof A real mix of multihulls made this a diverse, tricky category to judge. It can often be the case that …Continue reading » The post European Yacht of the Year 2019: Best multihulls […]
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  • Sailing to high latitudes: Everything you need to know before you set sail May 17, 2019
    What equipment, modifications and preparations are needed for sailing to high latitudes? Ice pilot Magnus Day explainsHeavy ice build-ups need regular removal to maintain boat stability Specialist high latitude yachts invariably have metal hulls and are very solidly built with large fuel tanks and internal steering …Continue reading » The post Sailing to high latitudes: […]
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