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


Friday, July 31

Registration, measurement

Saturday, August 1

Women’s National Championship, Youth National Championship

Registration, measurement

Sunday, August 2

Registration, measurement

75th Anniversary Race (Practice Race)

Opening ceremonies (CYC clubhouse)

Monday, August 3

Qualifying Races 1 and 2

Tex-Mex night: Dinner, live music (regatta tent)

Tuesday, August 4

Qualifying Race 3

Game night: Off-the-water fun and games, dinner, live music (regatta tent)

Wednesday, August 5

Championship Races 4 and 5, President’s Division Races 1 and 2

Jimmy Buffet pool party: Blender party at the pool followed by dinner, live music under the tent

Thursday, August 6:

Championship Race 6, President’s Division Race 4

Open night: Explore Cleveland’s great food and nightlife

Friday, August 7

Championship Race 7, President’s Division Race 5

Awards banquet (Windows on the River, Cleveland)


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