Thunderbird “Black Book”

The International Thunderbird Class “Back Book” is the definitive source for the complete specifications of a racing Thunderbird sailboat. It includes things like mast dimensions, where the black bands on the mast and boom should be placed, length of the spinnaker pole, size of the sails, and much more. In addition it specifies what equipment […]

Leeward Mark Rounding, Thunderbird Regional

Thanks to Satch Yarbrough for sending along this video of one of the leeward mark rounding at the Thunderbird Regional Regatta, and a number of pics from the same rounding that have been added to the earlier T-bird Regional photo’s post.

Photos from the T-Bird Regionals

Thanks to Wendy Feltham and Steve Scharf for these pictures of the 2015 Thunderbird Northwest Regional Regatta. Hopefully, more photos will be coming in soon. Click on any image to open the viewer.

Thunderbird NW Regional Results

2015 Thunderbird Northwest Regional Regatta BoatSail NumberTotal ScoreFinal Order PREDATOR1256231 THUNDERBABY1266232 FANDANGO9303 BLEW BIRD1144324 SELCHIE101435 RAVEN1190456 DORADO242557 HAVOC1019778 THATUNA542829 BOREAS1739310 SWAN10069311 FLAIR59511212 KOLUS110611313 SEAHAWK15811314 ROWDY84011515 CAVEAT24312216 MABUHAY94412917

To see a photo of the PRO’s scoring sheet click here

T-Bird Regionals A Big Success

The starting line got crowded with 17 boats fighting for a spot. Photo by Steve Scharf.

A total of 17 T-Birds showed up for a really fun weekend of Thunderbird style one-design racing at Fleet 33’s Northwest Regional Regatta. What they got was a big does of fun and a little of everything else: […]

Thunderbird Northwest Regional Regatta – Saturday and Sunday

With up to 15 boats expected for the T-Bird regional regatta this Friday and Saturday, September 5th and 6th, the Bay promises to be filled with action. Just to get the mood going, a video of the 2012 Thunderbird Internationals.

Thunderbird Northwest Regional Regatta – Sept 5th and 6th, 2015


The Thunderbird regionals will once again be held on Port Townsend Bay. We can look forward to two days of exciting racing and a tasty awards dinner. This fun event will provide the opportunity for us in Port Townsend to meet some new TBird sailors and test our skills against boats […]

T-Bird Practice on Sunday 11/23 at Noon

Let’s do some rabbit starts, short upwind legs, and some multiple boat tuning on Sunday at noon. We will congregate near Indian Point Buoy. Bring your VHF radio so we can chat on Channel 68.