75th Thistle National Championship
August 1-7, 2020
Cleveland Yachting Club


We plan to open registration in early spring 2020. The regatta will be limited to 125 boats. The Thistle Class Association is currently determining whether / how to implement a quota system. Stay tuned to the Bagpipe, as well as this page, for more information.


The 2020 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 August 1-7 at the Cleveland Yachting Club in Rocky River, Ohio.


Regatta chairman: Fred Hunger

Media/PR: Mike Lovett