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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

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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.

Calendar

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.

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.

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

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Sailing News From Around the World

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  • Voices Heard (and visions of trimarans dancing...) November 20, 2020
    A story that originally appeared in Sailing World Magazine in February 1989 about amateur sailor Phil Stegall's multihull campaign with the 60-Trimaran "We" during the late 1980s.
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  • Defender Reveals its Weapon November 20, 2020
    Emirates Team New Zealand launch their second AC75, Te Rehutai to defend the 36th America's Cup.
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  • Downwind Finishes with Asymmetric Spinnaker November 20, 2020
    A how-to from expert Steve Hunt about how to finish properly when racing with an asymmetric spinnaker.
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  • America’s Cup: A difference of opinion November 26, 2020
    America’s Cup teams have been warned they face “substantial penalties” for coordinated practice after a concerned Team New Zealand took the issue to the arbitration panel. With all four teams now fine-tuning their second generation boats on the Waitemata Harbour, the prospect of syndicates working together to gauge speeds and set-ups has become very real, […]
    Editor
  • Vendée Globe: The western threat November 26, 2020
    (November 26, 2020; Day 19) – At the same time as Alex Thomson euphorically announced this morning that ‘the BOSS is Back’ after the British skipper completed four days and nights of structural repairs to the inside of the bow of HUGO BOSS, his French rival, second placed Thomas Ruyant and his team are deciding […]
    Editor
  • 2020 National Coaching Symposium November 26, 2020
    US Sailing’s 2020 National Coaching Symposium will be hosted online December 7-9, 2020. The fourth annual National Coaching Symposium features three days of presentations with a collection of leading sailing coaches and experts from around the country. The symposium will include up to four live presentations per day. Access to the symposium is exclusive and […]
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  • Sailing in fog: Pro navigator Mike Broughton shares his top tips November 26, 2020
    Just a few minutes of sailing in dense fog takes most sailors well out of their comfort zones: it’s disorientating and, quite frankly, scary for many. Here are some tips on how to prepare for, and deal with, a ‘pea soup’Sailing in fog can be exhausting and disorientating. Photo: Carlo Borlenghi At sea, fog can […]
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  • Solaris 80RS leads a flurry of new yachts set to launch from the Italian yard November 26, 2020
    This Italian builder of stylish performance cruising and racing yachts has been busy developing an unprecedented four new designs to launch in one season – at 40, 60, 80 and 111ftThe Solaris 80RS is aimed at extended cruising in comfort Renowned Argentine designer Javier Soto Acebal has worked with Solaris Yachts for the past 11 […]
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  • Jules Verne Trophy: Head-to-head foiling battle begins for round the world record November 25, 2020
    Two 100ft foiling trimarans crossed the start line off Brest, western France this morning, in a tantalising head-to-head battle for the Jules Verne Trophy, the round-the-world, non-stop fully crewed recordPhoto: Eloi Stichelbaut / PolaRYSE / Gitana The time to beat is 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds, set in 2017 by Jules […]
    Helen Fretter

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