Important News and Upcoming Events:

On November 12, 2022 leaders from the Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation, the Thunderbird Sailing Club, OKC Triathletes, OU Sailing, Tinker Chiefs, and the Boat House met to discuss long range planning and to review our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This planning retreat was facilitated by Lauri Monetti, the Director of the OKC Center for Non-Profits. We had good coffee and then great lasagna, salad, and garlic bread thanks to Lorrie Sylvester, Fredrica Cottrell and Mary Anne Secrist.
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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 this year. You can easily do it online by clicking HERE
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Learn to Sail!

Sailing classes are scheduled throughout the spring and summer. Classes for ALL levels of sailors are available. Register today!
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The Mainsheet

The Mainsheet is our 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.

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