Important News and Upcoming Events:

The May TSC Program will be a series of presentations on the Shared Boat Program. There will be a question-and answer time and also the Share Boat Program Annual meeting. If you are in the Shared Boat Program, plan to attend. If not, come and learn about our Shared Boat Program and its boats. At this time there are only two spots left for additional sailors. One of Shamrock, our Oday 24 and one place on the Capri 22. We are planning to have all three boats on hand for viewing.
The program will also include a blessing of the fleet. In past years, TSC has had a fleet blessing, especially following the 2010 Tornado, but with the Pandemic we have fallen out of the habit. So, bring your boat over to the BoatHouse dock or bring something from your boat you can bring over and take back, to receive the blessing. Hope to see you there.
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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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The Mainsheet

The Mainsheet is out monthly newsletter that has all the news that’s fit to print. Click the button to go to the page with all our Newsletters, both new and old, just awaiting your perusal.
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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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