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Welcome to Sailing

The Old Tonbridgian Sailing Association exists to encourage and foster the enjoyment of both competitive and leisure sailing amongst Old Tonbridgians. We provide subsidised opportunities for younger OTs to gain experience in sailing and racing on larger yachts, which might otherwise be too expensive. We work in close liaison with the School, its teachers, pupils and parents, through the good offices of Bill Burnett, Master-in-Charge of Sailing, who is also a Member of the OTSA Committee.

Our principal event is the Arrow Trophy Regatta, which is racing between the Old Boys/Girls Sailing Associations of 20+ schools in 37’ or 40’ yachts held in the Solent over a weekend in October each year. We also organise the Nick Turner Generations’ Cup – the annual match between the OTs and the current Tonbridge sailors at Bough Beech. Other events we have organised include the Round the Island Race and J/80 racing in the Belvedere Cup on St. Mary’s Water.

Beyond that several yacht owning OTs and parents have already kindly volunteered to let members of the Association know when they are seeking to fill spare berths for a trip perhaps to the Scillies or across to France, etc.

If you would like to join us, and we hope you will, or would like further information, please contact Nick Pointon (WH 1984-89) and also subscribe to this group within Tonbridge Connect.

Contact Us


Alistair Impey (PH 64-68)


OTSA Committee:

Chairman/Hon Treasurer

James Leahy (PH 74-79)


Committee Member

Bill Burnett


Committee Member

Richard Hollis (MH 66-71)


Committee Member

Nick Pointon (WH 84-89)




Tonbridge Society Office

Email us

 +44 (0) 1732 304253

Charity Registration Number 1099162

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