Webinar on Crew Work and Downwind Tips

Part of the 2020 Thistle Nationals Roundtable Series was a webinar focused on crew work and downwind speed. Jeff Eiber, Greg Fisher, Sarah Paisley, Wayne Pignolet and Jesse Shedden discuss how to coordinate Thistle crew work and improve downwind speed. They also touch a bit on upwind speed to answer questions from the previous webinar. … Read more

How to Avoid a Death Roll in a Thistle

Thistling Community This question and resulting answers was a conversation Initiated by John Gilmour #3141 on the TCA list serve. Q: How do you avoid a death roll in heavy air? At the wonderful ACC Regatta this past weekend, we experienced a death roll in the third race. We had rounded the windward mark a … Read more

Compass Conversations with Mike & Delia Ingham

compass mounted on a Thistle

This article originally appeared in the 2019 June/July issue of the Bagpipe. The Coach TCA participants at this year’s Midwinters East Championships were treated to a great session with Mike and Delia Ingham as they shared their routines for using the compass as they compete on their Thistle. I took these notes to share with … Read more

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