Bring your kids to Nationals! If they’re not racing with or against you, let us watch them while you race.

We’re offering a daytime childcare program for kids aged six months to 12 years. Veteran Thistler Charlotte (Bauer) Patrick — who directed the sail camp for the Cleveland Yachting Club – is organizing a team of counselors who will lead campers on all sorts of safe, fun adventures throughout the week, including swimming, sports and games.

Day Camp details:

  • Ages: Six months – 12 years
  • Dates: Saturday, July 31 through Friday, August 6
  • Parents must pack a bag with sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, water bottle (and/or bottles with formula/breastmilk, if necessary), diapers (if necessary), etc.
  • Parents must provide emergency contact information and a list of any food allergies.
  • Snacks provided; boxed lunches available for purchase
  • Campers will have access to the club’s Crew’s New room, which is air-conditioned and can accommodate Pack n’ Plays for naptime
  • Drop off campers at the Crew’s Nest room approximately two hours before the first race of the day.
  • Pick up campers within 30 minutes of returning to shore. If racing is postponed, babysitting is postponed, too.
  • Weekly cost (paid upon arrival): TBD
  • Due to COVID-19, we’re considering a pod-based system to limit exposure between campers. More information about COVID-19 protocols to follow.

Want to send your kids to camp? Reserve your spot by July 10 by emailing to let us know how many kids you have, what ages, and any other pertinent information.

Questions? Let us know.


The Thistle National Championship, presented by KeyBank, celebrates the 75th anniversary of one of North America’s most popular and competitive one-design sailing classes. The regatta takes place July 31-August 6, 2021 at the Cleveland Yachting Club in Rocky River, Ohio.


Regatta chairman: Fred Hunger

Media/PR: Mike Lovett