Due to the pandemic there will be no Thunderbird Sailing Club or other events held at the Boat House in April or May. 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 in June. 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.
Melges Performance Sailboat’s new dinghy for high-performance sailing and training provide a new alternative in the doublehanded market, poised to grow with an expected resurgence of small-boat sailing in the COVID-19 era.
After discussing boat cleaning at length with people around the USA as they formulate their summer plans, Zim Sailing's Bob Adam offers ideas on how to facilitate these plans: It is becoming increasingly optimistic that junior programing will take place this summer. Albeit, the new normal will require significant changes and I admire all the […]
Long Beach Yacht Club has announced the 2020 Congressional Cup regatta has been rescheduled to October 13 to 18, 2020. Originally to be held April 28 to May 3 to kick off the 2020 World Match Racing Tour, the 56th edition was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. But taking into consideration budget and travel […]
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing News There are several neighborhood restaurants that my wife and I have been supporting during the coronavirus pandemic, hoping our take-out orders would keep them solid during the business lockdown in San Diego, CA. And when a favorite opened for dine-in on May 21, we jumped at it. I know […]
Paddy Barry takes his traditional Galway Hooker to the far north on a seafaring and mountaineering adventure to Jan MayenSouthern seas and Paddy Barry at the helm of his Galway Hooker, Saint Patrick I first met Paddy Barry in the late 80s at a Breton traditional boat festival. I was on a raft …Continue reading […]
Water ballast is no longer the preserve of ocean racing yachts, it can now be found on performance cruisers and smaller racing boats. Pip Hare shares her top tips for using itThe JPK 1030 features transfer pipe and inspection hatches. Photo: Jean-Marie Lio No two water ballast systems seem to be the same, but the […]
Marc van Peteghem of French design leaders VPLP talks extreme foiling, cruising cats and sustainability with Sam FortescueVPLP co-founder Marc van Peteghem. Photo: VPLP Design With Lagoon catamarans at one end of the spectrum and world-girdling Ultime class trimarans at the other, there’s not much …Continue reading » The post Marc van Peteghem interview: Up […]