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
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Learn to Sail!

Registration is now open for all sailing classes for this spring and summer. Be quick – classes are already starting to fill up. Classes for ALL levels of sailors are available. Register today!
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Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming meeting topics include a night of sailing trivia, tie-dye party, racing tune-up, “Cheeseburgers in Paradise”, presentations on invasive species, the water resource board, and much, much more!

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.

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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.


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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  • Video Highlights: Clipper 2019-20 Race 6 February 24, 2020
    For the Clipper Race Fleet, Race 6, named The Sanya Tropical Paradise Race, was hotly contested in more ways than one. From the sun beating down on the deck as the crew crossed the equator, to the fickle winds of the Doldrums, the eleven teams needed to hold both their nerve and race positions. Race […]
  • VIDEO: Skiff sailing at it best February 24, 2020
    by Ben Remocker, 49er Class Manager Marco Grael and Gabriel Borges (BRA) carried an onboard camera during the 2020 Oceania Championships in Geelong, Australia. There were some wild days on the water, and the duo released a video that encapsulates one of the greatest aspects of 49er sailing, survival! At first things appear fairly tame, […]
  • SailGP in a race to go green February 24, 2020
    Six teams showcased the inaugural season for SailGP in 2019 which seeks to deliver an annual, global sports league featuring fan-centric inshore racing among rival national teams. With identical F50 catamarans blistering across three continents and five venues, the climax was a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. But the race is as much on the […]
  • Boom preventers: How to use one and why they’re worth the hassle to rig February 20, 2020
    The two minutes it takes to rig a boom preventer properly can pay off in so many ways, yet still a lot of sailors consider it an unnecessary hassle. Pip Hare begs to differPreventers should be rigged from the end of the boom to avoid damage in an accidental gybe Rigging a boom preventer will […]
    Pip Hare
  • Francis Joyon sets new Hong Kong-London record on IDEC Sport February 19, 2020
    French skipper Francis Joyon added yet another world sailing record to his collection this morning IDEC Sport sailed under the QE2 bridge at 0737 GMT to set a new Hong Kong to London record of …Continue reading » The post Francis Joyon sets new Hong Kong-London record on IDEC Sport appeared first on Yachting World.
    Chris Jefferies
  • Battle of the giants: The inside story of the Brest Atlantiques Race February 19, 2020
    The first big ocean test for the Ultime trimarans broke new ground. Helen Fretter talked to the skippers to find out whyPhoto: Alexis Courcoux / Brest Atlantiques On Tuesday 5 November four giant trimarans – Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, Macif, Sodebo and Actual Leader, and their double-handed …Continue reading » The post Battle of the […]
    Helen Fretter

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