2017 Thistle National Championship – Mayville, N.Y.

posted Aug 7, 2015, 8:23 AM by Thistle Class   [ updated Jul 29, 2017, 4:03 AM by Michael Lovett ]
2017 Thistle National Championship  Mayville, N.Y.

July 22 to 28, 2017

Mayville, N.Y.



Fleet Splits/Divisions


Thistle National Championship

Women's Thistle National Championship

Youth Thistle National Championship


Current Registrants

Online Registration is closed

June 15 - Early-registration discount ends

July 7 - Registration deadline

Notice of Race

2017 Thistle National Championship NOR

2017 Thistle Women's and Youth National Championships NOR

Sailing Instructions

Nationals Championship Sailing Instructions

Women and Youth National Championship Sailing Instructions 


Chautauqua Yacht Club

Thistle Class Association

Questions? Contact regatta co-chairman Tom Hubbell.


Supported by

Chautauqua Lake YC

Mayville-Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce

Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

Town of Chautauqua

Chautauqua Institution


Schedule of Events

More details about meals and entertainment. Remember to order meals before July 17.



Post-Race Event

Friday, July 21
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pre-regatta clinic with Mike Ingham / North Sails



Registration & Measurement


Saturday, July 22

Women’s and Juniors

Chautauqua Belle* Cruise No. 1

Sunday, July 23

Opening Ceremony Practice Race

Fire Department BBQ on site

Monday, July 24


Chautauqua Belle Cruise No. 2

Tuesday, July 25


Southern Tier Brewery Dinner

Wednesday, July 26


Reception at Hubbell YC, accessible by Chautauqua Belle Cruise to HYC -Option 3

Thursday, July 27


BBQ Dinner on site w/ blues band and clown

Friday, July 28


Awards Banquet at Chautauqua Suites

*The Chautauqua Belle is an authentic paddle-wheel steamboat with a capacity of 117 passengers

Regatta Base

Mayville Lakeside Park

Launch ramps, crane, dock, bath/showers, camping


Mayville Lakeside Park

Camp Chautauqua

Camp Prendergast

Chautauqua Lake KOA



Chautauqua Suites (1/2 mile away), special rate of $141.99/night, listed as “Thistle National Championship” (offer details)

Webb’s Resort, $140/night.

More at TourChautauqua.com.  


Things to Do

For a full rundown of local attractions, read  Chautauqua Calling: 2017 Thistle National Championship Preview

Chautauqua Marine offering $25-off boat rentals for Thistlers

Chautauqua Institution is a resort community and cultural center offering lectures, concerts, theatrical productions, and much more. Daily gate fees range from $16 to $82, depending on when you arrive and how long you plan to stay. Free admission on Sunday. Check out the calendar of events.

Get Involved

We've registered as a “Clean Regatta” with Sailors for the Sea. Want to help Nationals go green? To volunteer, submit your info at SignUp.com, or contact  Danielle (Bower) Buehler.

Local Knowledge

C-Scow Racers Share Inside Tips for Chautauqua Lake


North Sails Flyer: On-the-water Clinic, Coffee & Tip-of-the-Day, Post-race Debriefs

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