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Whether you’re all-out hiking or ghosting along in no breeze, your Thistle was built to perform. Go with North Sails to maximize that performance, and you and your crew can concentrate on teamwork, tactics and fun. With multiple cuts to choose from, you’ll find the ideal mainsail, jib, spinnaker combo for your Thistle setup. Power up with new sails from North.

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Thistle NEWS

The 75th Thistle National Championship took place at the Cleveland Yachting Club this past week, placing many North Sails Thistle Class enthusiasts on the #NSVictoryList. With 96 boats competing, the… Read More

The 2021 Bottoms Up Regatta was held this past weekend at Jordan Lake in North Carolina near Raleigh/Chapel Hill. It was a one-day event and with the forecast calling for… Read More

In this webinar, North Sails experts Zeke Horowitz and Brian Hayes explain and demonstrate basic rules according to the US Sailing “Racing Rules of Sailing”. Using a whiteboard, Zeke re-creates… Read More

As the leading sailmaker in the Thistle class, we are proud to introduce a new mainsail to the North Sails Thistle inventory. Class leaders Paul Abdullah, Mike Ingham, and North… Read More

Breeze on! The 2020 Thistle Midwinters East was sailed in overpowered conditions for the entire weekend. It was a lot of fun! Going fast was about hiking hard, steering for… Read More

North Sails expert Mike Ingham hosted a one-day clinic for over 20 Thistles in preparation for the 2020 Midwinters West in San Diego, CA. Boats were overpowered at first, but… Read More

Thistle Results

2021 Victory
Great Pumpkin Regatta
Paul Abdullah
1, 2, 4, 5*, 6, 8, 9, 10
2021 Victory
Old Salty Regatta
Scott & Nerissa Griffin
1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
2021 Victory
Cedar Point Yacht Club Fontelieu Regatta
Steve Gruver
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Are you a class champion? We would love to add your name to the #NSVictoryList.

Thistle CLASS EXPERTS

Thistle Class Experts

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Ched Proctor

Steelpointe Harbor, Connecticut ched.proctor@northsails.com

Thistle TUNING GUIDE