News From Thunderbird Sailing Club
The Mighty Compass
Here’s to the humble magnetic compass, without a doubt the sailor’s most reliable instrument onboard. It’s always there for you and with the rarest of exceptions, always operational. Yes, I love my chartplotter, autopilot,
Notice Of Chili Cook-Off
Notice Of Chili Cook-Off Sunday, November 6, 2022 Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse, Norman, Oklahoma CLASSES: All chilis are welcome; bean and non-bean shall have the same start. Cooks shall register pots using the current TSC
Notice of Race – Hiram Douglas Memorial Regatta
Notice of Race Hiram Douglas Memorial Regatta Sunday, November 6, 2022 Thunderbird Sailing Club Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse, Norman, Oklahoma CLASSES: Boats 18 feet length on deck or greater are welcome. Other boats may be
The Coast Guard says that the best life jacket is one you will wear, so comfort and function are important considerations when picking out a life jacket that suits your needs. Here are some
Steering Techniques For Different Winds
As the wind strength changes, so too should your steering technique, with focus being on speed and heel angle. It’s good to have rules of thumb to help you sail the boat as fast
Amazing pics from Southernmost Regatta 2022
Five classes – J70s, Melges 24s, J/111s, ORC boats, and GL52s – participated in the inaugural Southernmost Regatta on January 17-21 in Key West, Florida. Check out these great pics! https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2022/01/21/photos-southernmost-regatta-2022/
What are the best sails for club racing?
North Expert Tom Davis lays out your Inventory Options For some sailors, “club racing” means a casual jib-and-main evening race aboard a well-stocked cruising boat carrying roller furlers and its anchor and chain in
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 but under state guidelines for social distancing.
Sailing in a time of COVID-19
Boating in a time of COVID-19 adds another level of boating safety that needs to be considered.
Get ready for Summer Sailing
Preparing Your Boat for the Season “You bought a boat last year. It has been in storage since September, and you now want to take it out of storage in preparation for the summer.
Hiram Douglas Memorial Regatta
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID Hiram Douglas Memorial Regatta A Distance Race, 10 - 18 miles Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse 1312 Indian Point Rd, Norman, OK 73026
Hiram Douglas Chili Cook-Off – 2019
Chili Cook-Off Sunday, November 3, 2019 Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse 1312 Indian Point Rd, Norman, OK 73026 CLASSES: All chili with beans or without are welcome.
25th Annual Jerry Layton Regatta
The 25th Annual Jerry Layton Regatta will be held Saturday, October 5th. The event will begin with a skipper's meeting at 10:15 am. Races will start at 11 am. Our usual format has been
Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse Sailing Program – New RS Fleets!
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 and education program. As a premier youth
Know how: Installing a New Whisker Pole
(This post is an excerpt from an online article. To read the entire article, click on the link at the bottom of the page) If you own an older boat, you’re likely familiar with
Light-air Sails and Their Uses
(This post is an excerpt from an online article. To read the entire article, click on the link at the bottom of the page) There’s nothing like a well-built Code 0 for getting a
OCBC Spring Regatta May 18 & 19, 2019 NOTICE OF REGATTA
Oklahoma City Boat Club Spring Regatta May 18 & 19, 2019 INVITATION : Oklahoma City Boat Club cordially invites you to attend the OCBC 2019 Spring Regatta, to be held on Lake Hefner,
Through the Panama Canal in your yacht: everything you need to know
(This post is an excerpt from an online article. To read the entire article, click on the link at the bottom of the page) Cape Horn sailors and ditch diggers sacrificed all to make
First Sail: A TSC US Sailing Program for 1st timers
First Sail: A TSC US Sailing Program for 1st timers Think sailing might be for you. Here’s your chance to try out this exciting sport with little time and cost invested. Come to Little
Regatta Advisory Committee
Regatta Advisory Committee Lots of you have considerable experience with sailing, racing, and understand what it takes to pull off a successful regatta. You know what it takes to run races, and how to
The Eta Aquarids
The Eta Aquarids The Eta Aquarids are one of two annual showers caused by Halley's Comet. (The other one is the Orionids, in October.) They are named after their apparent "radiant" point in the
Cleaning up our seas: What sailors can do to help
(This post is an excerpt from an online article. To read the entire article, click on the link at the bottom of the page) From lost fishing nets down to microscopic particles from cosmetics,
Big Changes at LTEF
Big Changes at LTEF The Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation Annual Meeting by Roger Elliott, President The Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation added two new members to its board of directors at the annual meeting. The
Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation News
Dear LTEF Board Members, It’s been quite a ride! Looking back 23 years ago to the February 1996 monthly meeting, during Phil Dame’s year as Commodore, when the TSC originally voted to proceed with