Important News and Upcoming Events:


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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  • Virus outbreak reroutes Clipper Race February 24, 2020
    Subic Bay, Philippines (February 24, 2020) - The start of Race 7 got underway today for the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race teams, with Punta del Este as the first team to cross the starting line closely followed by Visit Sanya, China with Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam in third position. Due to […]
  • Calm winds start RORC Caribbean 600 February 24, 2020
    Fort Charlotte, Antigua (February 24, 2020) - The 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 got underway today for the 73-boat fleet in a light south easterly breeze, with lighter than usual conditions forecast for the first 24-hours of the race, adding another level of strategy for the 600nm course around 11 Caribbean islands. Full […]
  • Caught in financial musical chairs February 24, 2020
    Ron Hurtibise of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports how a boat buyer is still waiting for one of his two best days of boating life. A brand new 74-foot yacht placed under arrest at last fall’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has been sprung from custody and returned to its manufacturer. The decision by […]
  • Yacht shipping: How to prepare your boat for a trip on a transporter ship February 24, 2020
    Shipping your yacht may seem counter-intuitive, but putting wear on someone else’s hull can make more sense than you think, writes Will BrutonTransocean yacht shipping is becoming increasingly popular. Photo: Sevenstar Yacht Transport Bypassing seasonal weather restrictions and being able to relocate quickly are among the factors making yacht shipping more popular than …Continue reading […]
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  • Boom preventers: How to use one and why they’re worth the hassle to rig February 20, 2020
    The two minutes it takes to rig a boom preventer properly can pay off in so many ways, yet still a lot of sailors consider it an unnecessary hassle. Pip Hare begs to differPreventers should be rigged from the end of the boom to avoid damage in an accidental gybe Rigging a boom preventer will […]
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  • Francis Joyon sets new Hong Kong-London record on IDEC Sport February 19, 2020
    French skipper Francis Joyon added yet another world sailing record to his collection this morning IDEC Sport sailed under the QE2 bridge at 0737 GMT to set a new Hong Kong to London record of …Continue reading » The post Francis Joyon sets new Hong Kong-London record on IDEC Sport appeared first on Yachting World.
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