Joining the Tideway Owner’s 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 are thinking of buying one or who wish to support the class.

Annual membership of the TOA offers excellent value at £12 (£20 for members outside the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man) and provides:

  • 3 quality printed colour newsletters each year, with news of Tideways and their owners, write ups of meetings, advice and ideas, sailing stories and journeys and letters – you can read a sample copy here.

  • A copy of the Origins of the Tideway Booklet

  • Weekend and day meetings around the country for members and their Tideways (including Tideway 10s and Tideway 14s), including an annual race meeting for single and double handed crews.

  • A boat register of Tideways and the issue of log books

  • A list of Tideways for sale and free sales and wants adverts for members.

  • Advice on technical matters and access to the members area of the website which includes technical information and Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are wish to join us please complete the form below (if you would prefer to receive a form by email for completion use the contact us form instead and we will send you further information and an application form).


Membership is currently £12 payable on joining and then on 1st January each year except for members outside the UK where the cost is £20 due to additional mailing costs.
By Tideway we mean the 12' Tideway. The Tideway 10 and Tideway 14 are the terms used for the 10' and 14' boats.