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Roundstone Roundtable Episode 1, 2 & 3

posted Jun 5, 2020, 7:23 AM by Luke Miller   [ updated Jun 5, 2020, 7:40 AM ]

Episode 1: 

Thanks to everyone who attended episode 1. And thanks to our panelists Wayne Pignolet, Greg Fisher, Mike Ingham, Matt Fisher, and Greg Griffin. If you missed the webinar or would like to re-watch the recording can be found HERE 

Episode 2:  

In episode 2 of Roundstone Roundtable, Greg Fisher led a discussion on Thistle crew work and downwind speed with guest experts Sarah PaisleyJesse Shedden and Jeff Eiber. Watch Episode 2 HERE

Episode 3:

In the final episode Greg Fisher, Mike Ingham, Dave Dellenbaugh discuss the class, their favorite events, and take questions. A big thanks for Wayne Pignolet for moderating all three episodes! Recording to be added soon! 

New Hull Builder - Beacon Composites

posted May 24, 2020, 1:45 PM by Luke Miller   [ updated May 24, 2020, 1:47 PM ]

The new builder can be found HERE. They are located just outside of Durham NC. 

Please read the article about Beacon Composites and the transition from Great Midwest in the June/July Bagpipe HERE. Doug Laber and Great Midwest will still be a big part of the class and provide parts and advice. 

MWE 2020 Results

posted Mar 6, 2020, 5:32 PM by Luke Miller

Congrats to Mike Ingham / Dan Fien / Marianne Schoke for winning MWE at St Pete Yacht Club!


Scuttlebutt article: HERE

MMW 2020 Results

posted Feb 6, 2020, 6:24 PM by Luke Miller   [ updated Mar 7, 2020, 11:36 AM ]

MWW 2020 is complete! Big thanks to Mission Bay Yacht Club! And congrats to the winning team of Greg Griffin, Matthew Sessions, and Martha Godfrey!

Scuttlebutt Article: HERE

Bloody Mary Regatta 2019

posted Dec 15, 2019, 7:05 PM by Luke Miller

Congratulations to Brad Russell and Joe Hart for winning the Bloody Mary Regatta at the Western Carolina Sailing Club!

Twenty-four teams traveled to upstate South Carolina and were treated to a sunny but chilly Fall weekend. Although there was very little wind Saturday morning the forecast was spot on as a W-SW breeze filled in just before the scheduled start time and fluctuated from 5 - 10 the rest of the day. The fleet must have been surprised and a bit anxious to capitalize as there were four general recalls before we finally got the first race underway. The racing was tight and it was difficult to recover from a bad start or decision. The RC was wise to run four races on Saturday as the forecast for Sunday proved true and no further races were sailed. Brad and Joe demonstrated amazing consistency in the shifty conditions to secure the victory.

Thank you to the entire race committee team, led by PRO Tommy Craft, as well as all of the participants for supporting the Bloody Mary Regatta and Western Carolina Sailing Club!

Full results are attached as a PDF file.

There are some photos taken by Rick Fontenot on the WCSC website: https://www.wcsc-sailing.org/content.aspx?page_id=187&club_id=611309

Lake Erie Fall Series Wrap- Up

posted Nov 6, 2019, 8:56 AM by Thistle Class   [ updated Dec 18, 2019, 12:49 PM by Luke Miller ]

It's time for a well over-due Fall Series wrap-up. Twenty-four boats made the trip to Hoover Sailing Club for the Last Splash regatta. Five races were sailed in typical Hoover Fall conditions. Congrats to Ben France and Mark Hess for staying consistent and taking the day. In typical Hoover fashion, there was plenty of mixing it up throughout the fleet. Follow the link below to see scores from the weekend as well as full Fall Series scores.


Although we had five races and five opportunities to try to catch 4028, it was not to be. Congrats to Craig Koschalk for taking home the LEFS Skipper trophy in convincing fashion. Following him up were Jack Finefrock and Steve Lavender.

In the crew division, 4028 rolled on. Lauren O'Hara and Ryan Kyle tied to take home the crew trophy. Carrie Patterson took a close second, with Erin Lavender in third.

In total, we had 10 skippers qualify and 16 crew qualify by sailing three regattas. Congrats to all those that were able to qualify and take home a trophy.

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Fontelieu Invitational at Cedar Point Yacht Club 2019

posted Oct 2, 2019, 11:53 AM by Luke Miller

Congrats to team Meyer & Holland for another first place in the fall series! Tough sailing in the shifty northerly today ended with one point between 1st and 2nd. Steve Gruver, Kristen Barnard, and Jay Laurie took 2nd and team Kitchin ended in 3rd. Thanks to Duffett Sr. for the awesome Thistle Whistles!

Icebreaker Regatta hosted by Detroit River Thistle Fleet #2

posted Oct 2, 2019, 11:45 AM by Luke Miller

Congrats Craig Koschalk, Lauren OHara, Wm Ryan Kyle for bringing home the hardware at the Icebreaker Regatta hosted by Detroit River Thistle Fleet #2. Four races were held Saturday followed by a great pulled pork dinner at the newly renovated clubhouse. No racing Sunday due to wind and waves.

Goetz Regatta 2019

posted Sep 27, 2019, 10:02 AM by Luke Miller

Great weekend at Lake Hopatcong. The wind wasn’t with us but the friends, family, food and music were great!

Glimmerglass (52 Annual) 2019

posted Sep 27, 2019, 9:58 AM by Luke Miller

The 52 Glimmerglass showed both sides of Otsego lake! 5 races with 14-18 knots out of the south in flat water. Team Aaron Holland, Dana Hollenbeck and Brad Swett dominated. Sunday brought the other side of the lake with conditions 1-5 knots from the east to west.

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