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.
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.
By Les Cummings – Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation The Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation and the Thunderbird Sailing Club are celebrating their 20th year of teaching children and adults following the US Sailing training
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 […]
In advance of the 2016 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee revealed that about 450,000 condoms would be distributed during the Rio Games. Given freely to the athletes, the IOC has learned when highly trained and physically fit athletes come together, there tends to be hanky panky. However, the Tokyo 2020 experience is going to be […]
The 76th running of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be different this year with COVID-19 restrictions in place around the world, however, it has not diminished the quality of the fleet; the chase for the overall Tattersall Cup as strong as it ever was and a new Two-Handed […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]