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!

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.

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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    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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    by Frank Quealey, Australian 18 Footers League Ltd. When Mark Foy formulated his plan to popularize sailing as a sport on Sydney Harbour in 1892, a critical component of his plan was a spectator ferry, which would become a floating grandstand to give patrons a close up view of the action-packed racing. The success was […]
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  • Jules Verne Trophy: Head-to-head foiling battle begins for round the world record November 25, 2020
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    Helen Fretter
  • Induction cookers on yachts: Why it’s finally feasible to ditch the gas November 25, 2020
    Advances in electrical technology mean sailors no longer have to rely on gas for making hot meals and drinks. Rupert Holmes reports on the latest generation of induction cookersWith the advances in induction cooking technology, cooking with gas could become a thing of the past For most of us, cooking with gas has been so […]
    Yachting World
  • Sailing with humpback whales: An amazing extract from Orca by John A Pennington November 24, 2020
    A young couple on their 30ft yacht Orca have a dramatic meeting with a pod of humpback whales on the West Australian coastJohn and Kara Pennington’s adventures aboard Orca eventually took them north to Alaska It’s far too easy for a retired ocean sailor like me who served his time 40 years ago in a […]
    Tom Cunliffe

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