About Tonbridge Town Sailing Club

Club history

The club was formed in 1972, to promote dinghy sailing at Haysden, a picturesque man-made lake beside the river Medway, upstream of the town of Tonbridge in Kent, England.

From its modest beginning with no more than a caravan as a clubhouse, it has grown into a very active and family-friendly club.

The water area was doubled when a flood barrier was built and the club premises have been steadily improved over the years.

TTSC is a  true members' club, run by enthusiastic volunteers. As you will see, we aim to offer something for everyone; sailing for pleasure, racing, training and a number of social events throughout the year.
About Tonbridge Town Sailing Club


The sailing season runs from March to the end of October each year.

Regular racing takes place on Sunday mornings and some Saturday afternoons with general sailing at other times. Our race series cater for all levels of experience,  are friendly, enthusiastic and competitive!  A frostbite series runs into November for the hardy sailors in the club!

Boats are restricted to monohulls up to a max length of 16’ 0”. In the interests of safety foiling dinghies are NOT allowed.

Other Activities

The club is a Royal Yachting Association approved Training Centre and it's enthusiastic group of qualified instructors offer a range of courses for both young people and adults. 

The club also holds many social events thoughout the year including, BBQs, and annual laying up/awards supper.

One of the highlights of the year, during the school holidays, is a family camping and sailing week near the picturesque Chichester Harbour.

Dinghies sailed at Tonbridge

Some of the boats typically sailed at Tonbridge are shown below. These boats suit our environment particulary well but are just as suitable to sail on other inland waters, or the sea, conditions permitting.

Use the link adjacent to each of the images to take you to the relevent class association website and find more information on the boats shown. You may even find some for sale in their classifieds section.

The TTSC website also includes our own Sales/Wanted section where club members can sell boats and equipment.  Another useful website if you are looking to buy a second hand dinghy is www.apolloduck.co.uk. Second-hand boats can be purchased from as little as a few hundred pounds and will provide hours of fun. If you don't know what type of boat is right for you or your family then just ask one of the other more experienced members who will be only too willing to point you in the right direction.
If you are unsure about what to buy talk to other club members at Tonbridge for sound advice

For Juniors

For Young Adults


For the Family

Adult: Single-handed boats

Laser (Full Rig, Radial & Rooster) www.laser.org.uk

Adult: Double-handed boats