Club Boats
Tudor Sailing Club is able to offer its members the use of the following club owned boats:
Sailing Dinghies
Wayfarer
"Wy Si Wig"
S/N: 8767
A fantastic family dinghy, which is great for cruising and racing alike. There is plenty of space for up to 4 adults.
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Wayfarer (Coming Soon)
"Yam Seng"
S/N: 6055
A fantastic family dinghy, which is great for cruising and racing alike. There is plenty of space for up to 4 adults.
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RS Feva S
"Bart"
S/N: 6164
A dinghy which can be sailed single handed with just the mainsail, or double handed with a jib & asymmetric spinnaker.
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RS Feva S
"Ben"
S/N: 6176
A dinghy which can be sailed single handed with just the mainsail, or double handed with a jib & asymmetric spinnaker.
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RS Quba
"Freddie"
S/N: 1569
A single handed dinghy which is easy to rig and has simple control lines. Can be sailed double handed with two small persons.
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Teras (x3)
"Ellen", "Dee" & "Helena"
S/N: n/a
A small single handed dinghy suitable for young sailors. The club owns 3 Tera dinghies - a favourite boat for beginner cadets.
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Optimist (x10)
No name
S/N: n/a
A small single handed dinghy suitable for young sailors. The club owns 10 Optimist dinghies - a favourite boat for beginners.
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Rowing Gig & Kayaks
Cygnus 15' Rowing Gig
Rosie
S/N: n/a
A 15' rowing gig suitable for up to 1 cox and 3 rowers. Although small for a rowing gig, the boat has fantastic sea handling characteristics and can be used in a variety of weather conditions.
 
Wavesport Gemini Kayak - Double (x2)
tbc
S/N: n/a
The Wavesport Gemini is the tandem version of the popular Wavesport Scooter. It is classed as a 2.5 person boat, as it can accommodate up to 2 adults & a child in the smaller centre seat.
 
Wavesport Scooter Kayak - Single (x2)
tbc
S/N: n/a
The Wavesport Scooter is a single kayak to suit paddlers of all abilities. The perfect kayak to explore the narrow creaks and channels of the harbour, or a jaunt down to the sands at low water.
 
CLUB BOATS PROJECT HISTORY
Tudor Sailing Club initiated the 'club boat project' in 2013, after it was recognisied that we could use club owned boats to grow our membership base and offer more access to the sport of sailing. The project was initially proposed in our club development plan with a key aim to offer club boats for use by all our members.

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 (2x RS Fevas and 1 RS Quba). The boats were named Ben, Bart, Freddie after Sir Ben Ainslie, Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, and David ‘Freddie’ Carr - all of whom are sucessful sailors, with connections to the Americas Cup.

In the first year of owning the 3 original club boats, TSC achieved our primary objective, encouraging many new members to join the club and take advantage of the scheme. The club have since expanded our fleet of club owned boats to compliment the existing dinghies and offer other options to our members. This includes the 2 Wayfarers 'Wy Si Wig' and 'Yam Seng', both of which was very generously gifted to the club by a former members, 3 RS Tera dinghies and the club rowing gig 'Rosie'. The latest boats acquired by the club are the 4 sit on top kayaks, 2 singles and 2 doubles, which offer a great way to explore the harbour at low tide.


CLUB BOATS - SAILING USAGE POLICY


The new boats may be used by any club member, at any time, subject to the following:
  • First priority is to the cadet programme, the cadet leadership team will manage their use on Wednesday evenings and during Cadet events.
  • Second priority is for members’ use during any organised club event (racing or organised cruising)
  • Users must be able to rig and derig the boats competently. This will be covered in a demonstration session, please keep an eye on tidal diamonds for the next one or email clubboats@tudorsailing.org.uk to find out.
  • Users must put the boats and equipment away in a clean and tidy state, and immediately report any problems to the Sailing and Bosuns committees
  • The club will monitor usage and reserves the right to bar any individual member or groups of members from using the boats (for example if they are misusing the boats) / or limit their usage (for example, if it is felt they are preventing other people from getting a chance to try the boats)








CLUB BOATS - GIG USAGE POLICY
The new boats may be used by any club member, at any time, subject to the following:
  • Flotation devices as advised in risk assessments.
  • The gig must be reserved in advance via the club booking system. No booking No usage.
  • At least one person on the gig must be trained in launching, rowing and recovering the gig.
  • Maximum capacity of the gig is 6 persons. Minimum capacity 2 persons.
  • Destination , departure time , estimated return time and crew members names to be written on white board on external wall of gents changing room. Contact No for Mobile Phone carried in boat is also to be included.
  • Ensure bung is fitted before launching gig
  • On completion of row - Gig, rudder, trolley and oars are to be washed off with fresh water before stowage.
  • Damage to equipment must be notified to the Rowing Captain at the earliest opportunity.
  • Users must put the boats and equipment away carefully.
  • Oar locker key is to be returned to location in electric switch/key cupboard.
Club Boat Booking System

The club are opperating a new online booking system for 2018, which covers both club events and free sailing / rowing activities. Please visit the system by clicking on the FastCourts logo below: