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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.

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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.

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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.

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Latest Features

The latest news and info about the Thunderbird Sailing Club

Sailing News From Around the World

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  • Eight Uses For Bungee May 21, 2019
    How to Bungee cord…it’s been around since the 1930s, but its uses continue to multiply as the years go on. Bungee cord…it’s been around since the 1930s, but its uses continue to multiply as the years go on. There are plenty applications on your raceboat, sure to keep things…
  • SailGP Takes to The Hudson May 21, 2019
    Racing The series moves to New York City for some madness on the river off Manhattan in June After an exciting series in San Francisco which saw the Australian team put up a thrilling performance, the series moves to New York City for some madness on the river…
  • Musical Chairs with Olympic Sailing Events May 21, 2019
    Racing World Sailing’s Council made key decisions on the Equipment to be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition World Sailing’s Council made key decisions on the Equipment to be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition as the Mid-Year Meeting concluded in London, Great…
  • Wind war at Star Western Hemispheres May 24, 2019
    San Diego, CA (May 23, 2019) - After the opening day of the International Star Class 2019 Western Hemisphere Championship was cancelled due to strong winds and a difficult sea-state, today's challenge for the 24 teams vying for the Silver Star title was light winds. Surviving the 5 knot first race was Carl and Jamie […]
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  • Stormy seas clear a sailor’s mind May 23, 2019
    Sarah Douglas reflects on experiences that fuel her drive toward representing Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We sail at the sufferance of wind, waves, tides and whatever else the environment throws at us. For all the days of champagne sailing through beautiful venues, there are others that test our ability to endure. In Olympic […]
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  • Harvard leads Women’s Nationals May 23, 2019
    Newport, RI (May 23, 2019) - After two days of qualifying, the field of 36 teams was reduced to the top 18 schools which today began the College Sailing Sperry Women’s National Championship. After Yale, Brown, and Boston College showed their might in the qualifiers, today it was #10 ranked Harvard University that topped the […]
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  • Sailing bucket list: 4 unforgettable adventures to experience before you die May 17, 2019
    What would be your ultimate sailing dream? Sarah Norbury has inspiration for sailing bucket list adventuresWhy wait until tomorrow to start planning your next sailing adventure? Photo: Tor Johnson These days many high-achievers push themselves just as hard in their leisure time as they do in business – from …Continue reading » The post Sailing […]
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  • European Yacht of the Year 2019: Best multihulls May 17, 2019
    The resurgent market for sailing multihulls makes this an increasingly important category in the European Yacht of the YearAll photos: Bertel Kolthof A real mix of multihulls made this a diverse, tricky category to judge. It can often be the case that …Continue reading » The post European Yacht of the Year 2019: Best multihulls […]
    Toby Hodges
  • Sailing to high latitudes: Everything you need to know before you set sail May 17, 2019
    What equipment, modifications and preparations are needed for sailing to high latitudes? Ice pilot Magnus Day explainsHeavy ice build-ups need regular removal to maintain boat stability Specialist high latitude yachts invariably have metal hulls and are very solidly built with large fuel tanks and internal steering …Continue reading » The post Sailing to high latitudes: […]
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