Important News and Upcoming Events:

Due to the pandemic we will hold Thunderbird Sailing Club will hold meetings, races/regattas, and other events scheduled for the Boat House on a month by month basis. Please call or check prior to coming out or attending any event to determine if it is still being held.

The Park remains open but under state guidelines for social distancing. We continue to monitor the situation and will make a decision about events scheduled for the remainder of the year. Please stay safe.

Jerry Lojka, Commodore


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!

DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS – monthly meetings may be held virtually via online video conference. Check back for more info.

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.

Latest Features

The latest news and info about the Thunderbird Sailing Club

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to the pandemic there will be no Thunderbird Sailing Club or other events held at the Boat House in April or May. The Park remains open

Sailing News From Around the World

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  • The Long Beat to Diversity April 6, 2021
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  • Schwarting and Co. Earn St. Pete NOOD Overall April 6, 2021
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  • Marblehead Halifax Race 2021 cancelled April 10, 2021
    The Organizing Committee for the biennial 363nm Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race, which was set to start the 2021 edition on July 11, has canceled this year’s version of the race in its traditional format due to the coronavirus pandemic. While the pace of vaccinations in the United States is encouraging, Canada has less access […]
  • Solid start for Charleston Race Week April 10, 2021
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  • 2021 Finn Europeans saved by Portugal April 9, 2021
    The 2021 Open and U23 Finn European Championship will be held April 12-16 in Vilamoura, Portugal. Wtih a fleet of around 50 sailors from 28 nations entered, the event is the beginning of the end of the extended road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and for many it is being used as a warm up […]
  • Save the date: Pip Hare’s Ask Me Anything session on YBW April 8, 2021
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    Toby Heppell
  • Jzerro: the oceangoing pacific proa April 8, 2021
    Jzerro is a Russell Brown-designed proa, which is being prepared for a 14,000-mile record bid from New York to San Francisco The great Californian Gold Rush of the 1840s and 1850s saw over a quarter of a million people follow the …Continue reading » The post Jzerro: the oceangoing pacific proa appeared first on Yachting […]
    Helen Fretter
  • New Fastnet record: MOD70 PowerPlay sets new fastest time April 7, 2021
    The crew of MOD70 PowerPlay has set a new Fastnet record by completing the course in a touch over 25 hours. The MOD70 Trimaran PowerPlay, led by Peter Cunningham and skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, has set a new Fastnet record. …Continue reading » The post New Fastnet record: MOD70 PowerPlay sets new fastest time […]
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