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    The 2005 SunTracker Pontoon Boat just purchased for the TSC! Thank you Donors and LTEF!
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    The Shamrock sailing on port tack
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    Guests from Trinity Lutheran ESL
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    The great group from Trinity Lutheran ESL
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    J.B. and Sandra Messer help Past-Commodore Les Cummings christen the new pontoon boat the "Jerry L"
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    The "Jerry L" was enjoyed by many TSC members/guests at the May Raft-up!
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    2011 TSC Commodore, Barbara Schindler, accepts CAST for Kids plaque from Les and Roger following the event.
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    Matt Maupin accepts 2012 Uncle Donnie Award from Past Commodore, Les Cummings
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    From left, Paul Reynolds, Past Commodore, Jim Eller 2013 TSC Commodore and Jeanne Eller celebrate Christmas at the BoatHouse
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    Buoys getting ready to be set on the lake
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Former member of TSC has died

I am sorry to report that Mrs. Laura Lee Hamilton, wife of Larry Hamilton passed away last Saturdaty.  Larry and Laura were owners of their beautiful Catalina 36 “Laura Lee” that was docked at Little River Marina for several years.  Larry and Laura are former members of TSC and Larry had generously taken OMRF Fleming Scholars sailing several times as well as participated in many of our eveing sails and events.  Laura, who owned a local Norman business, “Hall of Frame,” has several pieces of her artwork on the walls of the Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse.  Most notibly the US Sailing articles about the opening of the BoatHouse and another showcasing the Kids Summer Sailing Camps from Sail magazine.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Larry and all their family.  Please keep them in your prayers.  There will be a memorial in Norman at a later date.

Laura Hamilton  Obituary

Laura Lee Hamilton

Laura Lee Hamilton


The Thunderbird Sailing Club will host a Sail & Mess-about day on Saturday, May 9, 11:00-7:00.
The goal is a fun day of sailing and gawking for wooden boat builders and fans. Plastic is welcome too.

There is huge regional interest in the October Sail Oklahoma event at Lake Eufala; this event will allow local sailors to get together a little sooner, show off their projects, and exchange ideas.
We will provide snacks and beverages, and grill hamburgers at 5:00.

Small boats can be launched easily at the BoatHouse, and there is plenty of parking, beach and lawn space. We are inside Thunderbird State Park; for nearby camping call (405) 360-3572.      MAP to the BoatHouse on this website.   See you there! Let me know if you are coming and contact me if I can help: Paul Reynolds,

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John Jantzen’s Caledonia yawl in a previous life on L. Michigan


US Sailing Regional Symposium at Thunderbird BoatHouse, Saturday March 28, 2015


We thank Rick Shaw, TSC member and US Sailing Regional Training Instructor for putting together a terrific symposium on Saturday March 28 at the Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse. Stu Gilfillen, US Sailing Training Director led a lively discussion … [Continue reading]

Spring BoatHouse Cleanup! Saturday March 21, 2015


Sheryl Tiffany, Lorrie Sylvester and Doris Shoemaker help clean up the BoatHouse and organize the office/storage area. Missing from photo is Les Cummings and David Craigie. From Left, Mike Galoob, Jim Waller, JB Messer, David Craigie, Paul … [Continue reading]

March 2015 Mainsheet

The new Mainsheet is located here … [Continue reading]

Found this cool ‘sailing related’ plaque in Austin, Tx. at the Zilker Botanical Gardens


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Norman Sail and Power Squadron contributes to LTEF


It is with sadness that we report that the Norman Sail and Power Squadron (NSPS) has dissolved. Membership had reached such a low point that it was decided to cease operation. The NSPS was one of our most supportive and active partners for several … [Continue reading]

TSC Christmas Party was SRO!!!


Wonderful TSC Christmas Party last evening. BoatHouse was filled with around 100 people with lots wonderful Christmas music, delicious foods and refreshments. Thank you Lorrie Sylvester and all the volunteers who helped decorate and those who brought … [Continue reading]

Sam Tiffany will be greatly missed!


Sam's Obituary … [Continue reading]