News and Events

2011 Seattle Thistle Schedule (Update 4/12/11)

Here's the 2011 Schedule for the Seattle Thistle Fleet.

Spring" racing begins Wednesday


Thistles are rigged and on the dock, which means it's time to race!


Leschi Ramp installed


The new Leschi ramp was installed on Wednesday June 9 and Wayne used it to launch his boat.

2010 District Regatta Schedule

Attached is a word document with the 2010 Fleet 61 schedule including weeknight racing and Seattle regattas.


Balsiger wins Sequim Bay Regatta with 5 Bullets

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Balsiger wins Sequim Bay Regatta with 5 bullets

By Wayne Balsiger

Wayne Balsiger, Karen Gilbert and Daryl Mondor (3664) won five of eight races at the 2009 Sequim Bay regatta August 15-16th.  Ted Sumner, Mike Rees and Paul Cone (3590) closed to within two points when Balsiger fell to sixth in the last race. Dwaine Trummert, Terry Lettenmaier and Laurie Weitkamp took third. 

With good starts and good speed Balsiger won 4 races to gain a 7 point lead on Saturday in 8 - 12 knots of wind and temperatures in the upper sixties.  Sunday saw 7-10 knots with warmer temperatures in the seventies.

CYC Team Racing Program

All Thistle Sailors are Invited to Join CYC’s Team Racing Program

Fast, Fun, & Exhilarating

Designed to:
  • Educate: Teach the sport of Team Racing (no prior experience required)
  • Involve: People from all fleets of all ages
  • Compete: Build a team to represent CYC in National events
Kickoff Monday March 23rd. Come and learn more.
Bar opens at 5:30 PM.
CYC Membership not required to participate in the education program.

Work Party #1 Scheduled

THE SURVEY IS NOW COMPLETE.  An overwhelming majority (80%) of respondents selected March 21st as the preferred date for our spring dock work party.  Everyone is invited to join us at the marina from 9AM to 1PM on Saturday March 21st.  Please come prepared to help move one of the large floats, remove and reinstall cradles, and inventory items for future repairs.  Tools such as cordless drills, hammers, etc. will be helpful.

RSVP to Rusty Lhamon:

Fleet Cross-Country Ski Trip a Success

2009 Ski Trip

On Sunday January 25, five boats were represented on the cross-country ski trip to Hyak.  We skied on the John Wayne Iron Horse State Park trail along Keechelus lake. This is on the East side of Snoqualmie Pass and is now a state park along the former Milwaukee Road RR roadbed.

Fleet Announcements

Seattle Fleet hosted Regattas for 2010
The Fleet 61 Travelling Regatta will be the NOOD regatta held in Seattle on May 15-16.  Districts wil be in Seattle on June 26-27.  Join us for some sailing, good food and a great venue.  Fleet members will provide housing for out-of-town Thistlers.  Register at   See you there!

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