2022 Thistle Racing Schedule

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Here is the 2022 Thistle racing schedule. Pay attention for updates and corrections.

For Districts this year we return to North Flathead YC and Flathead Lake with an Open Districts at the likely site of the 2023 Thistle Nationals. Open means Non-PNW Thistles may race (R&D, measured and dues paid). They can race and win the regatta but not the District Trophy.

February 2-6, 2022
MWW and Larry Klein Memorial Regatta
MWW begins February 2, coaching and practice races.
February 3 – 5, ocean racing.
February 6, Larry Klein match racing.
Mission Bay Yacht Club, San Diego
Lizette Hackett
MWW Chairperson

March 2-5, 2022
MWE – ST. Petersburg, FL
See TCA website for more info
NOR: https://yachtscoring.com/event_documents/14838/2022_MWE_NOR_Final.pdf

April 9, noon to 3 p.m., Thistle Clinic at WSC

May 14–20, 2022
76th Thistle Nationals in Jacksonville, FL
See TCA website for more info

PNW Traveling Regattas 2020-2022 Trophy

May 28-29, 2022
Memorial Day regatta
Eugene YC
Eugene, OR
Marty Parisien marty@singingdogvanilla.com 808-386-5249
2021 winner: Grant Gridley

June 4-5, Vancouver Lake Annual Regatta, Vancouver Lake Sailing Club (not a traveling trophy regatta this year, but fun anyway)

ALSO June 4-5, a couple of Thistles have registered for the Harstine GT2, a 26-mile two-day race in the South Sound modeled after the Race to Alaska.

July 9-10, 2022
Portland Yale Lake Regatta
Willamette Sailing Club
Cougar, WA
Paul Cone paulkcone@gmail.com 503-568-5071
2021 winner: Ollie Kunz
Register here

August 6-7 2022
OPEN PNW Districts and Montana Cup
Site of 2023 Nationals, Regatta open to all R&D Thistles
North Flathead YC
Somers. MT
Phil Healey healey@montantasky.net 406-755-4218
2021 Districts winners: Grant Gridley, JD Reddaway
Regatta open to non-PNW Thistles

UPDATE:
August 20-21, 2022
Port Townsend Regatta (Seattle Fleet traveling regatta)
(the Sequim regatta is no more)
Port Townsend Sailing Association
Port Townsend, WA
Dale Dunning Dale@daledunning.com 360-214-1321
2021 (Sequim) winner: JD Reddaway

77th Thistle Nationals
Likely Flathead Lake Montana
Around July 14-20, 2023

Mike Rees
Thistle Fleet Webmaster and Measurer.
michael.a.rees@gmail.com