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  • 2015 MIDWINTERS EAST DATES SET! Mark your calendar to attend MWE from March 1-6 in St Petersburg Florida! It promises to be another epic event!

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  • 2015 Nationals

    The 2015 Thistle National Championship will be held in Fort Walton Beach, FL on July 25 - 31

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  • 2014 National Champion

    Lloyd Kitchin and team won the Thistle National Championship in Sheboygan WI.

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  • Thistle Class Association

    The Thistle is the most popular crewed sailboat in the United States. We pride ourselves on great competition on the water and a family atmosphere off the water.
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Would like to buy a aluminum mast and boom for #914. I have the original mast and boom in perfect condition and would like to only use it for non-racing and to take to wooden boat shows, since they are both in pristine condition.  feel free to email me... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 52nd Annual Old Goat Regatta was held the weekend of September 6-7, 2014 at Lake Lanier Sailing Club. Several of the 35 participants arrived on Friday night and started night one of good times with fellow Thistle sailors by cooking out and hanging out at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club (LLSC) campgrounds. It was clear the SE sailors were ready to kick off the fall series. Saturday, sailors arrived to light conditions with probably some worry about whether racing was going to take place or not given the forecast. Much to the delight of the fleet,

Read more: Old Goat Regatta Recap

Wilson FamilyOver $15,000 was raised on Saturday, August 16th, at the 2014 Leukemia Cup Regatta sponsored by the Nockamixon Sail Club in Quakertown PA. Bill Wilson, who is currently being treated for Non-Hodkins Lymphoma, brought his family down from Rochester NY to participate in, and support the event. His youngest son, John, with Bill and his wife Carol as crew, won the regatta in a Thistle, and his eldest son Chris, took third place in a Laser.


By Mike McBride

The goal: 10 AM start, 2 races.

The reality: waiting onshore, then heading out, then 2 races in southerley breeze much like yesterday. We went up the middle much like yesterday. We gybe set much like yesterday. Unlike yesterday,

Read more: Thistle Nationals - Day 5