— Here is the Fleet 33 Signup Sheet for new or renewed membership in both Fleet 33 (PT) and the International Thunderbird Class Association (ITCA).
— Here is the 2017 Thunderbird International Championship Regatta Notice of Race. It contains everything you need to know about the regatta.
Seventeen races in five days! Everybody was exhausted at the end. But the wind was good and the racing was competitive. All-in-all a great success. Pictures are being uploaded to our photo sharing site.
Good wind for the first two days of racing has allow the race committee to get off four races each day. The top two local boats are Raven in 3rd and Dorado in 6th. There are three more days of racing to go.
Here is the official notice of race, including everything you need to know about the regatta: 2017 Thunderbird Internationals NoR
To see a bunch of really great photos taken by Olga on Invader see the Thunderbird Fleet 2 Facebook page.
NW Regional Thunderbird Championship Regatta 2016
Aerial photos by Gary Lanthrum. Click on a photo expand.
It was another great day of racing. Challenging and shifty, but fun. Final results below the photos
Three great races today. Here are the results from day one.
This fun event is begin held in Port Townsend for the second year in a row. Find all the details and the entry form in the notice of race (below).
And here are the final sailing instructions for the regatta:
Steve Scharf’s large on-the-water gallery of 74 terrific pictures of the 2015 Thunderbird Regional Regatta.
Pictures follow the break
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 is required. For example did you know that a racing T-Bird must carry a mechanical toilet, a permanently installed water tank of not less then ten gallons, 30 pounds of ground tackle and a two pound fire extinguisher?
For your reading pleasure the Back Book is now available here as a PDF file. Just click on the link below.
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.