Upcoming Thunderbird Sailing Club Meetings:

Boats, Blues, and BBQ

Join our monthly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 21. Emjoy live music by the lake with “Big Train and the Loco Motives” with special guests “Heartbreak Rodeo”.

Jerry Layton Regatta

Saturday, October 5th – The 25th Annual Jerry Layton Regatta WANTS YOU! We are looking for 5 experienced TSC skippers and 15 crew members that need not be experienced or be TSC members.

To Bee or Knot To Bee

Join us on Saturday, October 19 for the 2nd annual sailing knot tying bee. Fun and laughter guaranteed as you learn to tie classic sailing knots.

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.

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