Latest TOA News
- TOA Burgees – the treasurer has a new supply of TOA burgees available for members, the price is now £12 including p&p – other details as shown on page 2 of the newsletter.
- Coronavirus – We have had to cancel our meeting at Bradwell on the Blackwater due to take place from 4th – 7th September as the sailing centre will not be available. Our revised programme is summarised on the meetings page and in more detail on the members meeting page. Obviously further changes might be required as the situation evolves.
The Tideway – A classic stable 12’ dinghy in Wood or GRP
Built originally of mahogany on oak by L H Walker of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex in the 1950’s the gunter-rigged Tideway provokes interest and admiring looks wherever sailed. Originally conceived as a “Family Cruising” dinghy this traditional “Swallows & Amazons” style boat is now more usually sailed with a crew of 2 or single handed. The boat continues to be built today both in traditional wood and wood trimmed GRP.
The Tideway is ideal to trail and sail as most boats are Gunter rigged allowing all spars to store within the boat. It can be rowed, will take a small outboard and will give you many happy hours on the water.
The Tideway Owners’ Association
The Tideway Owners’ Association was formed in 1963 to further the enjoyment of this classic 12’ dinghy. Owners of around half the Tideways ever built are members of the TOA, making it one of the most successful traditional sailing dinghy classes in the country. The association also welcomes owners of Tideway 10s and 14s plus those without a Tideway who wish to support the class.
Annual membership of the TOA offers excellent value at £12 and provides:
3 quality newsletters each year, with news of Tideways and their owners, write ups of meetings, advice and ideas, sailing stories and journeys, letters and opportunities to stay in touch.
Weekend and day meetings around the country, including an annual race meeting for single and double handed crews.
A boat register and lists of boats for sale.
Advice on technical matters.