Membership

Inquire About the Thistle Class Association

If you would like more information about:

  • Joining the class
  • Meeting local Thistle sailors
  • Thistle Information

Please contact the national secretary, Craig Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Include your name, email, and boat number (if applicable) in your email.

Join the Thistle Class Association

When you think about sailing, please remember that the Thistle Class Association:

  • Provides the structure for Thistle racing around the country.
  • Maintains the value of your boat by regulating class rules and strict one-design practices.
  • Governs with a strong commitment to the integrity of the one-design concept.
  • Attracts top-notch sailors.
  • Upholds high racing standards.
  • Produces an excellent class magazine. The Bagpipe is a bi-monthly magazine full of great articles and photos. Topics often include racing tips, restoration help, rigging information, and all the class news.
  • Connects you to your sailing friends.

 


TCA Dues:

  • Family........................ ............ $55.00
    Owners including: husband, wife and children under the age of 21
  • Active........................ ............ $45.00
    Owner and non-owners who wish to skipper in TCA events
  • Junior........................ ............. $25.00
    Owner/non-owner who has not reached his/her 21st birthday
  • Associate..................... .......... $30.00
    Bagpipe subscription ONLY 
  • Contributing ......................... $75.00
    Members supporting the TCA with additional contribution
  • Sustaining.................... .......... $150.00
    Members supporting the TCA with additional contribution

 

NOTE: For the online payment option, please include hull number, fleet affiliation, and family members in the "instruction to merchant" field.

TCA Membership
Boat/Fleet/Phone information

 

Don't want the hassle with an annual renewal? Join for multiple years!

Three Year TCA Membership
Boat/Fleet Affiliation/Phone

 

Or, if you wish to join by mail, please use this MEMBERSHIP FORM

 ...and send the completed form to:

Thistle Class Association

PO Box 741

Hatboro, PA  19040

 

Part of the success of the Thistle Class can be attributed to our strict enforcement of one-design concept. Each new boat owner is asked to measure the boat. You can download the MEASUREMENT CERTIFICATE and review the helpful tips on how to measure your Thistle. You will need a skipper of a registered boat to assist in measuring, and then send two signed copies of the measurement forms along with $10 to the class secretary. Boats must be registered (measured) and dues paid before they are eligible to compete in sanctioned events.

Pay Registration Fee Online ($10)

Registration forms may be sent via, scan, fax or regular mail.

For more information contact Craig Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .

 


 

Thistle Class members can also join US SAILING at a discounted rate by joining the Member Value Program,  ussailingmvp.com/THISTLE

Why should you become a member of US SAILING? Plain and simple. As a member of US SAILING, you make it possible for US SAILING to develop and maintain programs that we depend on. These programs include training for our certified instructors and race officials, curricula and resources for our junior program, support for our volunteers, insurance programs for our club, and more. This support impacts your sailing activities, directly or indirectly, whether it is through our junior sailing program, regattas, insurance and other services. And from the bigger picture, as a member of US SAILING, you are supporting efforts to maintain the health and integrity of sailing and ensure a bright future for all sailors. See more member benefits.