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Roundstone Roundtable Episode 1, 2 & 3

posted Apr 28, 2020, 1:19 PM by Luke Miller   [ updated May 24, 2020, 9:43 AM by Thistle Class ]

All, the next session in our webinar series may be the best one yet! The date and time is Sunday May 31st at 7.00 PM EST. 

Episode 1: 

Thanks so much for attending the webinar. 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 last  week’s Roundstone Roundtable webinar, 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:

Thistle Webinar

All, the next session in our webinar series may be the best one yet! The date and time is Sunday May 31st at 7.00 PM EST. 


This one will be different - it will feature our 9X, 7X, and 5X National Champions Mike Ingham, Dave Dellenbaugh and Greg Fisher.  They will all share the same ZOOM enabled table and, rather than a specific focus on rig tune or talking about a specific aspect of sailing a thistle fast, we will have a much broader discussion about mindsets, their experience in other classes, how to stay fast through COVID, and the attraction of thistle sailing for them.


Really, it will be open season on these champions - and a chance for you to ask them questions. SO, if you got questions and want them asked please send them - ahead of time - to Wayne Pignolet at wapignolet@gmail.com. Wayne will collate and combine. 


ZOOM details to follow when we get closer to the date.


Thistle Nationals 2020 - Cleveland OH - July 31 - August 7

posted Dec 30, 2019, 5:55 PM by Luke Miller   [ updated May 24, 2020, 9:53 AM by Thistle Class ]

AP Posted for 2020 Thistle Nationals

  Hello Thistle Family,

We have decided to postpone the Thistle National Championship presented by KeyBank until July 31-August 6, 2021. The Cleveland Yachting Club leadership and the club’s Nationals organizing committee, led by Fred Hunger, along with the Thistle Class Executive Committee are all in agreement: August 2020 does not seem to be a reasonable time to have the big regatta.


Promotional Video: https://vimeo.com/374426723

Full site: http://thistlenationals2020.com/

ACCs 2020 - Brick NJ - July 11-12

posted Dec 18, 2019, 12:33 PM by Luke Miller   [ updated May 24, 2020, 9:55 AM by Thistle Class ]

 The Atlantic Coast Championship has been postponed until 2021 at Shore Acres Yacht Club in Brick, NJ (Barnegat Bay). Stay tuned for dates.
Regatta Website/Registration: CLICK HERE

Great Lakes Championship 2020 - North Cape - July 25 & 26

posted Dec 18, 2019, 12:30 PM by Luke Miller   [ updated Dec 18, 2019, 12:31 PM ]

The dates and venue for the 2020 Great Lakes Championship has been announced. The Great Lakes Championship will be held July 25 & 26 at the North Cape Yacht Club in La Salle Township, MI . Thanks to Pete Frissell for setting this up. NOR and regatta information to follow soon.

South East Series 2020 Schedule- 7 Spring Regattas

posted Jul 28, 2019, 1:38 PM by Luke Miller   [ updated Dec 18, 2019, 12:42 PM ]

Take a look at the South East Spring Series 2020!

Spring Series below. Full Spring and fall can be found here.
March 21-22
Orange Peel Regatta (SESS)
Florida Yacht Club - www.thefloridayachtclub.org 
St. Johns River - Jacksonville, FL 
Paul Abdullah (904) 571-6051
2019 Winner: Paul Abdullah (4035)
April 18-19
Southeastern Championship (SEC) (SESS)
Laker Lanier Sailing Club
Lake Lanier, GA
David Reddaway 770-294-6557
2019 Winner: Greg Griffin (3976)
April 25-26
Bottoms Up Regatta (SESS)
Carolina Sailing Club, Raleigh, NC  - www.Carolinasailingclub.org
Jordan Lake - Pittsboro, NC
Sara Paisner, 919-830-5275
2019 Winner: Brad Russell (3993)
May 2-3
Singing River Regatta (SESS)
Muscle Shoals Sailing Club - www.mssclub.org
Wilson Lake - Killen, AL
Tommy Glenn 256-508-4636
2019 Winner: Loy Vaughan (4007)
May 23-24
Dixie Regatta (SESS)
Atlanta Yacht Club - www.atlantayachtclub.org
Lake Allatoona - Acworth, GA   
Jennifer Tumlin Garrett
2019 Winner: Scott Griffin (3997)
June 13-14 (Tentative)
Brown Jug Regatta (SESS)
Privateer Yacht Club - www.privateeryachtclub.org
Lake Chickamauga - Chattanooga, TN
Adam Ankers   814-574-6177
2019: Loy Vaughan (4007)
July 11-12
Meigs / Doldrums Regatta (SESS)
Ft. Walton Yacht Club - www.fwyc.org
Choctawhatchee Bay - Ft. Walton Beach, FL 
Loy Vaughan  205-223-1812 
2019: Loy Vaughan (4007)

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