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And we are off!

The first rally of 2017 was held at the Cotswold Sailing Club in March in the Cotswold Water Park between Swindon and Cirencester.  17 boats turned out, including local sailors, so a great turnout  Not everyone was racing - some were taking advantage of the safety boat cover to have a "potter".  Though the sun was well and truly out, the wind was challenging at times and there were a couple of daggerboard breakages (I broke mine at the gybe mark).

The invitations to the Carsington rally have gone out.  If you have not received yours please get in touch.

Blast from the past

I was wandering through some of the old Tinker videos and came across this one from the Swallows and Amazons rally held on Coniston Water in 2008.  Taken by Roy Bradshaw, it gives anybody considering Tinkering an idea of what it takes to assemble and rig one, and how well they sail.

Tinker sailing at Coniston from TCOA on Vimeo.

Tinker Rallies

Though the main attraction of the Tinker rallies is the racing, these are also events where people new to Tinkering are encouraged to come along and have a chat with the more experienced Tinkers, and have a potter around while there is safety cover available.  Racing is not compulsory - but once you have the bug . . .


There is a strong second-hand market for Tinkers, and one of the places you can check out to buy or sell is our Marketplace.

For All Tinker Owners (not just TCOA members)

Now, for any Tinker owner, a forum for questions, advice, or just shooting the breeze.  Enrolling is simple, the only qualification is that you have to own a Tinker.  If you are concerned about using your 'real' e-mail address, you may want to create a 'disposable' one prior to registering with Google (for example a Hotmail or Gmail account).  Contact us if you have any questions regarding the forum.  The forum membership and messaging is moderated.

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