Questions? Please Ask!

Whether you’re curious about how to get in a boat, what to do with your new boat, your membership status, or anything else, we’ll be glad to help. 

Who do you need to get in touch with?


Our terrific TCA secretary, Dianne Duckworth!

"I'm not sure, but I just bought a Thistle!"

Welcome to the family! If you’re wondering what to do next, the best place to start is talking to our TCA secretary, Dianne Duckworth, at She’ll connect you with Thistlers near you and make sure you get the resources you need.

A local Thistler

Find the Thistle fleet nearest you to get an email address for the fleet captain and the district governor. They’ll be glad to answer your questions about regattas, too.

My District Governor or Regional VP

You’ll find this contact info on the Class Officers page.

The Chief Measurer

Questions about boat measurement or our one-design specs? Send a note to Wayne Pignolet at (And check out these FAQs and instructions on how to complete the measurement certificate.)

A press contact

Great! (Our boats look fantastic in 4-color glossy.) Get connected with Warren Duckworth at

Our magazine editor

You can reach Bagpipe editor John Duckworth at to talk about articles and the advertising rate sheet.

Thistle Marketplace manager

Have a question about how to post on our Thistle Marketplace or edit your listing? Email Dianne Duckworth, our TCA secretary, at

General Questions

Want to know about membership status, your Bagpipe subscription, TCA history, boat builders or anything else? Email Dianne Duckworth, our TCA secretary, at

Need to put something in the mail?

When we’re not on the water, we check our mail at:
Thistle Class Association
645 East Park Ave.
Barberton, Ohio 44203

Tell us what Thistling info you’re looking for, and we’ll be happy to get you an answer. 

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