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Clinton Lake Sailing Association

Thistle Racing

Sign up for Thistle Thursday

Thistle Thursday is a weekly event, hosted by Fleet 66. The first one for 2023 season will be on May 4, and will go on weekly on Thursdays until September 28, 2023.

Planned schedule:

    • 5:00 Just in time training for new participants
    • 5:30 rig and launch thistles
    • 6:00 first practice race begins
    • Sundown: finish racing
    • put boats away:  Brat BBQ 

Do you want to sail this week?

Please email so you can be added to the mailing list.

Check cancellations before heading to the lake. Please direct your questions to Thistle Thursday coordinator, Gerry Christman and Fleet 66 and for any additional information.



Thistle Fleet 66 is performance racing fleet that organizes one-design events including the Hike Out on Route 66 Regatta in June and the Painkiller Regatta and September.  

CLSA is home to 14 Thistles. Thistles can be found sailing most weekends at our club. Our fleet also has Thistles that are available for qualified skippers to sail. There is no charge to experience this high performance sailing. Please let us know if you are interested in using our boats.


Thistle Fleet 66 sails on the water on Thursday evenings from May to October. These informal races start at 6pm and run until dusk. The informal races are intended to work on crew development and tune our racing skills for club, regional and national events. Thistle Thursday night sailing is open to anyone interested in sailing on a high performance sailboat. 

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