Leukemia Cup

June 6 & 7, 2015
Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse, Norman, Oklahoma

Note: To register and for the Notice of Race, click on the RACING button at the top of the page.

The Thunderbird Sailing Club and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are teaming up for TSC’s First Leukemia Cup Regatta, on June 6 and 7, 2015. This event is a thrilling series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Since its inception, the Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised millions of dollars for lifesaving research and patient services, bringing help and hope to patients and their families.

Skippers register their boats, then recruit friends and colleagues to crew and raise funds. Crew members seek donations from friends, family, co-workers, employers, and businesses to sponsor their boat. National and local event sponsors also support the Leukemia Cup Regatta. The NOR, online registration, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) information and donation page are posted here under the Racing/Leukemia Cup tab. Net proceeds from regatta registration will be donated to the LLS.

Registered skippers will receive an email from LLS that will offer a fundraising page that will help in fundraising efforts. There will be instructions on how to use and customize your page to tell your own story if you choose, and helpful tips on your fundraising.

This is going to be a fun event that will raise money to fight cancer. We plan two days of racing with a cookout, silent auction and live entertainment on Saturday! So, get your crew together! Come on out and sail, dance, and party for the fight against cancer!

For more information, contact:
James Anderson – Race Committee Chair


The weather gods are not being kind. I call it Bowling for Oklahomans. I work with an O.T. who just lost his house in Bridge Creek.

On the brighter side, we are rich in water. The lake is now 4′ over normal pool, and rising. This morning the inflow was an astonishing 28000 cubic feet per Second.

The Thunderbird Sail and Messabout is postponed, to coincide with the US Sailing’s Summer Sailstice on June 20.
Teresa and Mike, Phil, and myself, will be out at the BoatHouse this Saturday morning to welcome any other nut-cakes, but expect we will have to shut down early. The forecast for rain is at 70 % and the risk of tornados is high. While it could turn out to be a beautiful day the prudent thing is to wait.

So come out this Saturday with your foulies on and a careful weather eye ….. or I’ll see you June 20. Phil’s new coat of red paint should be really dry by then.

Paul, Teresa, Mike, Phil, et. al.


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Former member of TSC has died

Laura Lee Hamilton

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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]

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]