Due to the pandemic we will hold Thunderbird Sailing Club and other events held at the Boat House on a month by month basis. 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.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry (Chilmark, Mass.) claimed the coveted Venona Trophy at Edgartown Race Weekend’s 82nd ‘Round-the-Island Race, sailing his classic Alden Cutter 44 Lark to win his class and post the best corrected time from among all entrants in the Spinnaker Division. A fleet of 52 boats competing in eight classes started […]
The man responsible for the birth of 18-Footer racing some 128 years ago (January 1892) was a leading Sydney retailer named Mark Foy, who was a keen sailor as well as being a very successful businessman with an acute eye for promotion. After moving to Sydney with his brother in 1885, the pair set up […]
by Annie Gardner Back in the “good old days” the Southern Ocean Racing Conference, SORC, was considered the most prestigious annual ocean racing event in the USA. Snowbirds would fly south and up to 80 teams entered from across the globe. Most teams would participate to choose or train their Admirals Cup teams. Six yacht […]
Every time you think about your liferaft, the grab bag should be included in the same thought. Pip Hare reveals what’s in hersIf required, remember to get extra medication or EpiPens before the trip to pack in the grab bag The kit packed inside a liferaft will vary hugely across different brands and models and […]
Freediver Andreas B Heide has spent a decade whale watching in the far north from his 37ft production yachtA humpback whale languidly swims past Barba as it approaches a huge shoal of herring, in Troms, Norway. Photo: David González/Barba.no It’s below freezing, the wind is blowing 25 knots and we’re in a 2m swell. Barba […]
The legendary Michel Desjoyeaux says the Figaro Series is the hardest race in the world. Matthew Shehan finds out whyThe Figaro Series fleet makes an impressive sight at the start. Photo: Yvan Zedda “This is the hardest race – not to win, just to do. Winning is something else,” says Michel Desjoyeaux. “For …Continue reading […]