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The 2021 Thistle National Championship, presented by KeyBank, promises to be a regatta for the ages. (Watch the video.)

Roundstone Roundtable webinar series

To help everyone tune up for Nationals, Wayne Pignolet is hosting the Roundstone Roundtable webinar series.

COVID-19 Contingency Plan

Tom Hubbell, president of the Thistle Class Association, explains the status of the event in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Fun things to do in Cleveland

Explore the West Side Market. Rock out at Edgewater Live. Kyle Finefrock shares his recommendations for off-the-water adventures.

Cleveland Yachting Club: Scoping out the venue

From the hoists to the poolside bar, see why CYC is a great place to race Thistles.

Local knowledge: Sailing off Rocky River

Sobstad Midwest's Richard Wilber provides insight into the expected sailing conditions for Nationals.

Memories of Thistle Fleet No. 1

John Lovett shares a few tall tales from the heyday of Thistle racing at Cleveland Yachting Club.


The Thistle National Championship, presented by KeyBank, celebrates the 75th anniversary of one of North America’s most popular and competitive one-design sailing classes. The regatta takes place July 31-August 6, 2021 at the Cleveland Yachting Club in Rocky River, Ohio.


Regatta chairman: Fred Hunger

Media/PR: Mike Lovett