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2015 Thistle Meigs Regatta

The Meigs regatta, this past weekend, offered a great preview to the 2015 Thistle Nationals. That event is scheduled for July 26-31 and North Sails OD team is preparing for a great event.My team and I made the trip to check the site and sail the venue, though we've been there before. It is always nice to refresh [...]

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Lightning Great Lakes - Districts: Indiana, Ohio and Michigan - North 1,2,3 in all of them!

A wonderful plan to combine a number of events into one was formed over the winter months and this past weekend, over 35 boats entered all vying for one of many prizes. The host club of North Cape Yacht Club is no stranger to holding big Lightning events and they again did a great job!Saturday’s [...]

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2015 Lightning SE District Ocean Regatta

Once again, the Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach, NC opened its arms to welcome a group of (23) Lightnings from all over the Southeast for the 2015 Lightning SE District Ocean Regatta. The always popular regatta was kicked off on Friday night with social activities and sharing of sailing stories over beverages in the upstairs lounge.Around noon [...]

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Lightning Pymatuning Spring Classic

Recap by Skip DieballTwenty-two boats showed for this year's Lightning Spring Classic at Pymatuning Yacht Club. This event is a midwest tradition as a season opener and as it attracts top talent. With a number of conflicts this year (CAN Pan-Am Trials, Graduations, Proms), the attendance was about half of what they've expected over the years. The talent, [...]

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2015 Highlander Midwinters

Bill Wiggins recaps Western Carolina Sailing Club’s annual spring centerboard regatta.If the Eastern Redbuds are blooming, it’s time to head to Anderson, SC for the Annual Springboard Regatta. This spring opener acts as the Highlander Class Midwinter Championship. This year’s event was met by a strong dip in the jet-stream, bringing chilly temps and a rainy practice day. A few [...]

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2015 Thistle Midwinter's East and Southern Circuit

Paul Abdullah recaps the 15' Thistle Midwinters East Regatta in St Pete.The 60th Annual Thistle Midwinter's East regatta was held March 1st-6th, 2015 in St. Petersburg, FL. This year 43 boats attended, 10 more than last year due to the TCA getting the word out and creating a ground swell of excitement to bring the [...]

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2015 Lightning Deep South Regatta

Dieball Sailing Team Member, Bill Wiggins recaps the 59th Annual Deep South Regatta in Savannah.For almost 60-years, Savannah Yacht Club has hosted the Deep South Regatta in early spring. This year’s event was held over the February 28th – March 1st weekend. Despite unfavorable weather forecast, 11 teams made the trek to the Georgia’s oldest city to compete.On Friday [...]

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The Countdown Begins. One Week Until Thistle MWE!

Thistle Sailing + St. Pete = Memories - Paul Abdullah      Ahhhh. Thistle Midwinters East. One week away!This event will always provides great memories for you and your team. In fact, some of my first Thistle Sailing memories include road-tripping down to St. Pete as a kid and enjoying some great racing in [...]

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2014-15 J70 Winter Series at Davis Island Yacht Club

Dieball Sailing’s Bill Wiggins remarks on the fast growing J70 Winter Series.For the second year in a row, Davis Island Yacht Club has hosted a 3-event series for the J70 class. And, for the second time, 50+ boats participated. These numbers can only be compared to the prestigious Jaguar Series which is held on Biscayne Bay each winter. The [...]

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​2015 Etchells Florida State Championship - Jaguar Series Event #3 - Miami, Florida

Skip Dieball recaps the third segment of the 2015 Jaguar Series.February. Biscayne Bay, Miami. A sailors paradise. I’ve often said that Biscayne Bay is my favorite spot to sail. Yes, it has it’s moments, like most venues. By and large, however, it is a perfect sailboat racing venue. From the shoreside activities, that [...]

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