The TOA was formed in 1999 and has members in the UK and around the world. It exists to foster interest in the Tomahawk yacht, to maintain up-to-date technical and also historical information.
The TOA also keeps a watch on the location of as many of the completed Tomahawks as we can, and a link to this map is available for members and non-members alike on this website.
The TOA also provides a contact network and forum for discussion of views and ideas and also reports of sailing events and achievements, including getting back! This is usually via our bulletin The Tomahawk, which is published several times a year and where we keep members informed of past events and on future plans, as well as technical articles.
The Marcon Tomahawk started production in 1970 and was first shown at the 1971 London Boat Show in 1970. There were around 290 boats built in the following 10 years.
The original Tomahawk 25 was built by Marcon Marine as a small fast cruising yacht with five berths in a semi open plan layout. Also by Marcon Marine at this time were the Sabre 27, Rival 32, Halberdier 36 the Marcon 24 and the Marcon 34.
The Tomahawk Owners Association was launched in 1999
In 1996 Alison and David Collinson purchased their Tomahawk Keewaydin (The wind that takes you home) in Topsham Nr Exeter, and after much preparation in 1977 they sailed her to Brixham and Dartmouth then across to Cherbourg, St.Vaast-le-Hougue, and Le Harve, then via the rivers and canals of France to the Mediterranean, then on via Gibraltar to Portugal.
On returning home they felt that such a sterling yacht deserved to have a Class Association, so they set about advertising for potential members who might be interested in forming a Class Association.
By Spring 1999 they had the names of about 15 interested parties, and with the help of Michael Juer, past owner of “Warpath”, they arranged an inaugural meeting at the Red Lion in Chieveley on March 27th 1999. About 12 people sat round the table to discuss whether or not to form an Association.
The rest is history, Bill Garrod kindly agreed to take the office of Commodore, I offered to be Secretary, and Geoff Hilditch, although not able to be at the meeting, took the office of Treasurer, the membership grew quite quickly to about 50.
Geoff Hilfditch was a very efficient Treasurer and as North West representative arranged many rallies in the North West, Incidentally, the first rally ever rally was held was at the Firth of Forth, the only one they ever held!
What we offer
A Secure website section providing the opportunity to contact other members, a quarterly Bulletin with members articles, projects and useful advice, members forum, brokerage, boat bits for sale/wanted and rallies. The Tomahawk specification, club events, brokerage and for sale items can be found at the above links but you will need to be a member to add information and view any other pages.
- South coast rallies include St Vaast and theSolent
- Round the Isle of Wight race for The Commodores Cup
- East coast rallies include the River Blacwater and associated areas
- Details of rallies can be found on the club events page
- Tomahawk locations