Life’s challenges can’t dampen the fun of WATERFEST at Lake Thunderbird

Courtesy of: Norman Transcript
By Clay Horning Transcript Sports Editor | Posted 1 week ago

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Jeanne Keller, 61, may never be mistaken for an athlete and may not have been one even before the stroke she suffered five years ago that continues to paralyze the right half of her body. On the other hand, Saturday, a stone’s throw from the Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse, she got herself in a kayak for the first time.
“It was awesome,” she said. “We stayed out for half an hour.”
Primarily with children and young people in mind, the Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association exists to revitalize lives and Saturday hosted “WATERFEST,” an event designed to introduce the physically challenged to water sports.

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July TSC Social and Program

Seated around the new nautical flagpole from the left are: Amy Pudlo, Addie (a graduate of the 2014 June Kids Sailing Camp and the 2015 Intermediate Kids Sailing Camp), Nate Pudlo and Bekah Pudlo

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On Saturday, July 18, a great crowd attended the social gathering and a very interesting program by Mr. Dan Provo, Director of OK History Center. Mr. Provo presented a program on the recovery of an 1836 sunken steamboat, the Heroine, from the Red River near Ft. Towson. More can be found at http://www.redriverhistorian.com/wreck.html.

In addition, Mike Ellis presented a check to the LTEF from US Sail and Power District 31 and Norman Power Squadron which has recently disbanded. Thank you Mike and US Sail and Power Squadron.

Finally Les discussed the LTEF grant that funded the new brick patio and seating addition surrounding the new nautical flagpole.

Intermediate Kids Sailing Camp

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Paul, Phil, Justin and Doris among others taught the Intermediate Kids Sailing Camp on Thurs, Friday and Saturday last week. The Students were Abbie Pudlo, Matthew Lewis, Luke Calfy, Braden Henson and Parker Wynne. The students were taught how to … [Continue reading]

July Kids Sailing Camp was terrific!

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Congratulations to the following students and instructors for participating in a terrific sailing camp! Front row, left to right: Luke Calfy, Matthew Lewis, Quinn Stewart, Rylan Maupin, Oliver Haas and Charlie Brockus Back row: Les Cummings, … [Continue reading]

JULY KIDS SAILING CAMP IS FILLED!

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There will be no more registrations taken for the July 6-10 sailing camp. … [Continue reading]

July 2015 Mainsheet

The new Mainsheet is located here http://www.thunderbirdsailingclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Mainsheet-2015-7-11.pdf … [Continue reading]

JUNE KIDS SAILING CAMP CANCELLED!

Due to the BoatHouse flooding, the June 2015 sailing camp is cancelled. There is room in the July camp for additional students. If you have registered and cannot attend the July camp, please contact Les Cummings to refund your payment. The … [Continue reading]

Long time TSC member Reggie Frank crosses the bar

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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 7:15 am REPRINT FROM NORMAN TRANSCRIPT! Reginald Hull Frank Jr., 85, of Norman, was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Guymon, during the Dust Bowl days, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Beloved husband of Loraine Serwin … [Continue reading]

2015 Leukemia Cup IS CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING. RESCHEDULED FOR June 4&5, 2016!!

June 4 & 5, 2016 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 … [Continue reading]

THUNDERBIRD SAIL and MESS-ABOUT RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 20!

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THUNDERBIRD MESS-ABOUT, SUMMER SAILSTICE, CLUB MEETING and SILENT AUCTION The Thunderbird Sail and Messabout will be held June 20. It will coincide with US Sailing’s Summer Sailstice and the Club meeting that evening. Despite the recent flood the … [Continue reading]