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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  • San Diego making statement at Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup September 17, 2021
    Newport, RI (September 17, 2021) – The story line at the sharp end of the fleet on Day 4 of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup was much the same as on Day 3. San Diego Yacht Club played from in front, starting fast and stretching away to another two wins. For those […]
  • Nobuyuki Imai leads 2021 J/70 Corinthian US Nationals September 17, 2021
    Marblehead, MA (September 17, 2021) Thirty-one all-amateur teams are competing in the 2021 Mustang Survival J/70 Corinthian US National Championship with the opening day offering overcast skies with breeze at 8-12 knots. After three races, Nobuyuki Imai’s Siesta (above) holds a narrow one-point advantage over Henry Filter’s Wild Child (11 to 12 points). Only two […]
  • 2021 Big Boat Series gets underway September 17, 2021
    San Francisco, CA (September 16, 2021) - The fog was hanging low but energy was running high at the start of the first day of racing at the 2021 Rolex Big Boat Series. Fortunately, by day’s end the westerlies characteristic of San Francisco Bay were blowing strong and steady through the Golden Gate, powering the […]
  • America’s Cup venue decision delayed: where’s in the frame? September 17, 2021
    Political wrangling and last minute bids have caused a delay to the 37th America's Cup venue announcement. Helen Fretter reports Photo: ACE / Studio Borlenghi The much anticipated announcement of venue for the 37th America’s Cup, due to be unveiled today (Friday, September 17), has …Continue reading » The post America’s Cup venue decision delayed: […]
    Helen Fretter
  • GEAR: Calypso portable ultrasonic wind sensor September 16, 2021
    Calypso Instruments brings us this new Calypso portable ultrasonic wind sensor. Small and light enough to fit in your hand and easily mountable on your boat.   The Calypso portable ultrasonic wind sensor comes at a time when onboard systems are becoming increasingly integrated and fits well …Continue reading » The post GEAR: Calypso portable […]
    James Wilkie Devoy
  • Gear: Loop Boa Base – nifty stacking clutch September 15, 2021
    With every inch of deck at a premium Loop Boa Base have come up with a great way to tidy up even a cluttered deck and maximise available space.  The Loop Boa Base is an extremely neat idea for adding extra clutches in places where there would otherwise be …Continue reading » The post Gear: […]
    James Wilkie Devoy

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