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What’s a Thistle?

  • Competitive, one-design sailboat
  • 1945 design by Sandy Douglass
  • Affordable! Good-quality, used boats are under $5K

Who is Newport Fleet 169?

What’s the boat like?

  • Strict, one-design principles ensure all boats are competitive
  • Sail with 3 crew; a team can sail competitively around 450Ibs
  • Suited to light and heavy air sailing

When do you sail?

  • Monday evenings, IYAC Sport boat Race Series
  • Saturday, once race day per month, Ida Lewis ALOHA Series
  • New England District Championship, July 8-9, 2017
  • Calendar of Events

How do I join?