If you would like more information about:
Please contact the national secretary, Patty Lawrence, ');
NOTE: For the online payment option, please include hull number, fleet affiliation, and family members in the "instruction to merchant" field.
Don't want the hassle with an annual renewal? Join for multiple years!
Or send your name, contact information including phone and email, fleet affiliation, and dues (payable to the Thistle Class Association) to:
Thistle Class AssociationAttention: Patty Lawrence6758 Little River LaneLoveland, OH 45140
Thistle Class members can also join US SAILING at a discounted rate by joining the Member Partner Program (formerly Golden Anchor).
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.
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 certificate and tips for getting the job done . (Or request preprinted forms.) You will need a skipper of a registered boat to help 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.
Registration forms may be sent via, scan, fax or regular mail.
For more information contact Patty Lawrence via phone at (513)583-5080 or email at
Length Overall - 17' 0" Beam - 6' 0" Draft Up/Down - 6"/4’6" Minimum Weight 515 lb Sail Area (main and jib) 191 sq. ft. Sail Area (spin) 220 sq. ft.
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