The Thistle is a high performance one design dinghy that is 17' long and weighs 515 pounds. The boat is sailed with a total crew of three, although sailing "double handed" is easily done. Currently the club has 14 Thistle skippers (boat owners) in the Thistle fleet who are active in local and national racing. The national Thistle Class website is www.thistleclass.com The fleet captain of the Thistle fleet is Philip Kneibert 913.481.6468; firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contact Bob Hyland: 816-591-3392
Juniors (Opti & Laser)
KSA supports two levels of Junior sailing. The Optimist, or "Opti" for short. is a great boat for kids 12 and under. Here is a link to the national class website www.usoda.org .
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