Important News and Upcoming Events:

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.

Jerry Lojka, Commodore


Annual Membership

It’s time to renew your annual membership! Don’t miss out on all the fun activities we have planned for 2020. You can easily do it online by clicking HERE
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Learn to Sail!

Registration is now open for all sailing classes for this spring and summer. Be quick – classes are already starting to fill up. Classes for ALL levels of sailors are available. Register today!
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Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming meeting topics include a night of sailing trivia, tie-dye party, racing tune-up, “Cheeseburgers in Paradise”, presentations on invasive species, the water resource board, and much, much more!

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.

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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.


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.

Latest Features

The latest news and info about the Thunderbird Sailing Club

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

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Sailing News From Around the World

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  • Olympic offshore event to help sport October 24, 2020
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  • Results final for 41st Middle Sea Race October 23, 2020
    (October 23, 2020; 1700CEST) – The 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race is virtually done and dusted. Only one boat is left at sea, her crew clearly set on completing the course despite the likelihood that they will finish outside the race time limit. Kudos is due to Luigi Paolotti and the team of the Dufour […]
  • World Sailing elections now complete October 23, 2020
    (October 23, 2020) – The second round of voting for World Sailing President was completed when 128 Member National Authorities submitted a verified vote to the Independent Scrutineer by the deadline of 1500hrs UTC today. With no discrepancies or irregularities in the votes having been reported by the Independent Scrutineer, the Election Committee has also […]
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    The Pendennis-built Vijonara is the second Hoek Truly Classic 128. Perfect sailing conditions off Palma helped Toby Hodges appreciate the keys to this design’s incomparable success Many will look at this yacht and admire its graceful lines, its presence and elegance on the water. Vijonara is …Continue reading » The post Vijonara: Inside one of […]
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  • Lithium boat batteries: Why now is the right time to upgrade your electrics October 22, 2020
    Thanks to an ongoing tangible reduction in prices, the life cycle costs of lithium boat batteries are now close to those of conventional options. Upgrading an existing boat to the newer technology is therefore increasingly feasible, writes Rupert HolmesPhoto: Torqeedo / Christian Brecheis Larger new cruising yachts, especially those at the quality end of the market, […]
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  • Expert sailing tips: How to make emergency offshore repairs to your yacht October 21, 2020
    Boatbuilder Jason Carrington talks to Andy Rice about how to make emergency offshore repairsBe adaptable: here Volvo Ocean Race crew Robert Salthouse uses heat from the boat’s kettle to bond repairs to a snapped outrigger. Photo: Brian Carlin / Team Vestas Wind / Volvo Ocean Race Jason Carrington was always in demand in professional offshore […]
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