• THISTLE CLASS MEMBERS NEEDED

    Send in your dues TODAY!!!! They help support all the great things that the TCA does.

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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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  • 2014 Nationals

    The 2014 Thistle National Championship will be held in Sheboygan, WI July 26 - August 1.

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  • 2013 National Champion

    Allan Turhune & team win the 2013 Thistle Class National Championship in Sandusky, OH.

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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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Grace Pytell tops a fleet of 6 all women's boats to win the 2014 Thistle Class Women's National Championship.  Five races were sailed in a 10+ knot southerly breeze, just outside of the harbor of the Sheboygan Yacht Club.  Scores are:

 

2014 Women's National Championship
Skipper Sail # Bow# R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
Grace Pytell 1340 46 1 3 2 1 1 8
Nicole Shedden 3945 13 2 2 3 2 2 11
Liz Barker 3764 41 3 1 1 4 5 14
Sally Rusk 4045 9 5 5 5 3 3 21
Amy Woodard 3868 61 4 4 4 5 4 21
Victoria Gibb 4023 29 6 6 6 6 6 30

Chris Wilson tops a fleet of 5 boats to win the 2014 Thistle Class Junior National Championship.  Five races were saild in 10+ Southerly breeze, just outside the harbor of the Sheboygan Yacht Club.  Scores are:

2014 Junior National Championship
Skipper Sail # Bow # R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
Chris Wilson 3908 60 1 1 1 3 3 9
Conor Ruppen 3948 14 3 2 2 2 1 10
Bryn Clark 3862 8 2 3 3 1 2 11
Marcus Myers 2621 48 4 4 4 5 5 22
Keith Frederick 2671 16 5 5 5 5 5 25

As a fundraising benefit for the SAILING EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF SHEBOYGAN, North Sails has donated a set of Thistle sails which we be given away in a drawing on Wednesday Night at Nationals.  You need not be presernt to win.  Tickets can be purchased in several ways:  

1. In Person at Nationals by seeing Craig Smith, Thistle Class Secretary.  He can take cash, check, or CREDIT CARDS.  

2. By Paypal - Sign in, then "Send money to a friend" (upper right corner).  Send $20 for each entry to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Then EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and tell her of your entry.

3. By Check - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and tell her how many entries you are buying, and mail her a check to: SEAS, PO Box 1317, Sheboygan WI  53082. (must be postmarked Wed, July 30 or before to be a winner)

Here are the FULL details of the raffle from the Mike Ingham post:

Read more: NORTH SAILS RAFFLE - $20

If you are going to Nationals and would like TEXT NOTIFICATIONS from the TCA about activities, schedule changes, and reminders, please text "@drassocia" to 267-234-7593. This will enroll you for that service. THANKS!!! Looking forward to seeing you all in Sheboygan!