Dinghy Class Captain


Do you have any questions about our dinghy section? Why not contact our dinghy section captain.

Dinghy Captain
Hannah Barnes

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Dinghy Sailing Events

Icicle 5
DINGHY
Saturday 2 March 2024 14:00
Icicle 6
DINGHY
Saturday 9 March 2024 10:00
Icicle 7
DINGHY
Saturday 16 March 2024 15:00
Cruiser Launch
DINGHY
Saturday 23 March 2024 07:00
Cruiser Launch
DINGHY
Sunday 24 March 2024 07:00
Saturday Series 1 & 2
DINGHY
Saturday 30 March 2024 13:30
Spring 1 / Easter Egg 2024 TBC
DINGHY
Sunday 31 March 2024 15:00
Spring 1 / Easter Egg
DINGHY
Sunday 31 March 2024 15:00

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Popular Dinghy Classes

If you are looking at buying a dinghy, why not explore the following classes of boat? We already have members who sail the following classes, who are able to offer support and advice and if racing is your thing, then you can enjoy some close racing against similar dinghies. The table only includes classes with 2 or more boats in the club, many other classes are also sailed at the club.

Dinghy Class Number in Club Class Association
Laser 30 Laser CA
Wayfarer 13 Wayfarer CA
Optimist 10 Optimist CA
Blaze 4 Blaze CA
Mirror 4 Mirror CA
RS Tera 4 RS Tera CA
Wanderer 4 Wanderer CA
Gull 3 Gull CA
Lightning 368 3 Lightning 368 CA
Bosun 2 Bosun CA
Europe 2 Europe CA
Feva RS 2 Feva RS CA
GP14 2 GP14 CA
Graduate 2 Graduate CA
Laser 2 2 Laser 2 CA
Laser 4000 2 Laser 4000 CA
Laser Pico 2 Laser Pico CA
Osprey 2 Osprey CA
RS 400 2 RS 400 CA
RS Feva 2 RS Feva CA
RS Vision 2 RS Vision CA

**Data updated January 2024

About our Dinghy Section

Introduction to Dinghy Sailing

Dinghies are small boats used for sailing and are ideal for beginners as they are small, steady but responsive on the water. They’re also easily manageable and easy to rig, plus dinghy sailing Is a fantastic activity for people of all abilities.

Sailing can create peaceful experiences as much as it can high-powered adrenaline ones, from embarking on a life-changing sailing tour, trying the sport for the very first time, to relaxing on a family holiday in hot climes or cruising round the harbour with friends. Being in direct contact with natural elements, as well as good company, sums up the appeal that keeps keen enthusiasts sailing year on year. If you want to start learning the sport, the best place to start is dinghy sailing here in Langstone Harbour

Dinghy Sailing at Tudor

We have a very active dinghy section at Tudor SC, offering a vast choice of events to suit most people’s needs. We aim to cater for all, providing friendly support for the novice sailor, and challenging cruises and competitions for the advanced sailor. Whilst we do not offer RYA training courses at Tudor, our friendly neighbours at Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre offer discounted courses to TSC members Sailing pathways – Andrew Simpson Centres

The long shallow slipway allows launching at all states of the tide, making Tudor SC the most accessible club in Langstone Harbour. This key feature allows the club to offer a full and varied programme of events, including activities out in the Solent. Our large compound provides secure dinghy storage, with more than 150 dinghy spaces. These are split into 'summer only' and 'all year round' spaces, we currently have both space types available for new members.

Racing

The club offers a full calendar of dinghy racing, with organised events all year round. In the summer months there can be up to 3 or 4 races per week. The winter racing programme has been extended for the 2023 / 2024 season to provide additional opportunities to race for the hardier sailors. The racing programme includes both racing series and individual trophy races, each tailored towards a different theme, from general club handicap racing, pursuit racing, long distance racing, short course racing, through to various regattas, there is something to suit everyone’s tastes.

Cruising

For those of you who prefer a more relaxing sail, organised cruising days are featured throughout the year, allowing you to explore Langstone Harbour accompanied by a patrol boat for peace of mind. The harbour is one of the quietest sheltered waters on the south coast and is a real haven for wildlife. There are also regular informal dinghy cruises throughout the summer months, giving you an opportunity to cruise in company and learn from other sailors.

Club Owned Dinghies

In 2015 Tudor Sailing Club was awarded a grant of £10,000 by the Sport England Small Grants Programme, this was used to purchase 3 new club dinghies to add to the small fleet of Optimists the club already owned. The dinghies are 2 RS Feva 'S' and 1 RS Quba. Since the Sport England club boats arrived in 2015 Tudor SC has further expanded its club boat fleet to include 3 RS Tera dinghies, a pico, a Topaz, a Wanderer and a Wayfarer. This has enabled members to go afloat with their families without the need to commit to purchase a boat of their own. We are proud to offer such a diverse fleet at rates that are very reasonable. A guide to the club boats including suitability can be found here Tudor Sailing Club - Langstone Harbour

Dinghy Section Racing Results 2024

Dinghy Series

Series 2024 (R1-4) (Uploaded: 24 February 2024)

Dinghy Trophies

Hangover Race (Uploaded: 1 January 2024)

Dinghy Regattas