The Thistle is a 17' open dinghy designed for racing and daysailing. The Thistle was designed in the 1940's by Sandy Douglas, of International Canoe and 14 fame, and first built in 1945. The sail plan consists of a main, jib, and spinnaker. The boat can be easily rigged by one person. We race them with a crew of two or three, although they can be sailed by one person in lighter air, and comfortably daysail with up to six.
We are please to offer space on a spectator boat this year to watch the 2013 Thistle MidWinters West. This is with the father of Steven Hale, one of our competitors. The boat is a beautiful J-130 (Sirocco) and will be docked in Quivira basin, Marina Villiage, just 1.75 miles from MBYC.
He plans to take people out on the ocean Thurs and Fri to view ocean racing. He probably can take 10 or so comfortably. So far he has 4-5 people interested (from Northern California, and East Coast).
Schedule and Useful Information UPDATED 1/2/2013
Sailing Conditions Regatta Merchandise
Crew * updated 1/16/2013
July 21 - 22, 2012
Dowload the Thistle PCC Notice of Race.
Due to the low number of expected race
participants, the 2012 Thistle Fall Invitational has been cancelled.