Dinghy Class Captain

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

Dinghy Captain
Mark Swallow

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Dinghy Sailing Events

Women on the Water
Thursday 18 August 2022 17:45
Priory Bay Isle of Wight Cruise
Saturday 20 August 2022 10:00
LV SEE Pursuit
Sunday 21 August 2022 13:00
Women on the Water
Thursday 25 August 2022 17:45
Summer Series 7&8
Saturday 27 August 2022 12:00
Sunday Series 5
Sunday 28 August 2022 12:30
Women on the Water
Thursday 01 September 2022 17:45
Summer Series 9&10
Saturday 03 September 2022 16:00

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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.

Dinghy Class Number in Club Class Association
Laser 35 Laser CA
Topper 20 Topper CA
Wayfarer 13 Wayfarer CA
Optimist 11 Optimist CA
Wanderer 6 Wanderer CA
Mirror 4 Mirror CA
RS Vision 4 RS Vision CA
Gull 3 Gull CA
Laser Pico 3 Laser Pico CA
Laser Vago 3 Laser Vago CA
RS Feva 3 RS Feva CA
RS Tera 3 RS Tera CA
Bosun 2 Bosun CA
Graduate 2 Graduate CA
Kestrel 2 Kestrel CA
Laser 4000 2 Laser 4000 CA
Lightning 368 2 Lightning 368 CA
Osprey 2 Osprey CA
Scow (Lymington) 2 Scow (Lymington) CA
Blaze 1 Blaze CA
Buzz 1 Buzz CA
Enterprise 1 Enterprise CA
Europe 1 Europe CA
Finn 1 Finn CA
Heron 1 Heron CA
Laser 13 1 Laser 13 CA
Laser 2000 1 Laser 2000 CA
Laser EPS 1 Laser EPS CA
Laser II 1 Laser II CA
Laser Stratos 1 Laser Stratos CA
Magno 1 Magno CA
Otter 1 Otter CA
RS 400 1 RS 400 CA
RS 500 1 RS 500 CA
RS 600 1 RS 600 CA
RS 800 1 RS 800 CA
RS Quba 1 RS Quba CA
RS Vareo 1 RS Vareo CA
Solo 1 Solo CA
Streaker 1 Streaker CA
Topaz 1 Topaz CA
Topaz Uno 1 Topaz Uno CA
Topper Sport 14 1 Topper Sport 14 CA
Topper Sport 16 1 Topper Sport 16 CA

**Data updated May 2022

About our Dinghy Section

We have a very active dinghy section at Tudor SC, offering a vast choice of events to suit most peoples needs. We aim to cater for all, providing friendly support for the novice sailor, and challenging cruises and competitions for the advanced sailor. The club aims to provide pathways to help all our sailors become more experienced, with training days in various disciplines. We host a variety of organised cruises, with regular evening social sailing during the summer months and technical long distance cruises for the more advanced sailor, whilst our busy racing programme gives our members a variety competitive opportunities.

The long shallow slipway allows launching at all states of the tide, making Tudor SC one of the most accessible clubs 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 in excess of 150 dinghies spaces. These are split into 'summer only' and 'all year round' spaces.

The club offers a full calendar of dinghy racing, with organised events all year round. In the summer months there can be up to 4 or 5 races per week. The winter racing programme is thwarted by tides and poor light with events once a fortnight for those who like to brave the cold conditions. 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.

And for those of you who prefer a more relaxing sail, organised cruising days are featured throughout the year, allowing you to explore the Solent, Langstone and Chichester Harbour's 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.

The club has a very active Cadet Section, who meet every Wednesday evening during the summer months. Whilst the club are unable to offer formal qualifications, help and guidance are given to our young cadets by experienced sailing parents, who hold an number of RYA instructor qualifications. There is a cadet racing series which is run in conjunction with the Wednesday evening sessions and a junior regatta towards the end of the season.

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. The dinghies are 2 RS Fevas and 1 RS Quba. In line with the aims of the grant programme, the dinghies are intended to provide a pathway for older cadets to continue sailing once they become too big to comfortably use the Optimists. We also hope the boats will allow younger adults who do not yet own a boat to join the club and start sailing.

Since the inital club boats arrived in 2015 Tudor SC has further expanded its club boat fleet to include 3 RS Tera dinghies, 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.

To find out more about our club owned dinghies - Click Here

Club boats can be booked online via the club boats page.

Dinghy Section Racing Results 2022

Dinghy Series

Icicle Series 2022 (Completed) (Uploaded: 3 April 2022)
Saturday Series 2022 (Completed) (Uploaded: 5 June 2022)
Spring Series 2022 (Completed) (Uploaded: 5 June 2022)
Summer Series 2022 (R1-R6) (Uploaded: 30 July 2022)
Sunday Series 2022 (R1-R4) (Uploaded: 31 July 2022)
Sunset Series 2022 (Completed) (Uploaded: 8 August 2022)

Dinghy Trophies

Binness Island RNLI 2022 (Uploaded: 14 August 2022)
Chris Wadham Trophy (Tudor v Locks) 2022 (Uploaded: 15 May 2022)
Fairway Beacon 2022 (Uploaded: 24 July 2022)
Ladies Race 2022 (Uploaded: 20 June 2022)
Out of Harbour Race 2022 (Uploaded: 11 June 2022)
Trafalgar Pursuit 2022 (Uploaded: 23 April 2022)
Wild Goose Chase 2022 (Uploaded: 18 June 2022)

Dinghy Regattas