the club is approx 10 years old and is situated in vicar water country park at clipstone nottinghamshire. we are a small club of about 40 members and the first saturday of the month in the summer months we race club 500,s and yachts the members have a good variaty of boats and the members are a friendly group anyone in the local area are welcome to come along and sail . membership to the clubis cheap and all are welcome
We sail at Margam country Park , just out Swansea, South Wales. We sail on Thursday and Sunday morning. We have the use of two lakes to sail on, and the park has good parking and cafe facilities Good banter and fun is had each week amongst the members.we sail all sorts of boats, and yachts. If you are planing a trip down this way, bring your boat and join us for the day. Cheers for now. Ken.
We meet at the lake most Sunday mornings from about 10am (weather permitting) Please see our calendar for special event dates. http://www.stalbansmes.com/calendar.html
We currently use the small lake in Verulamium Park but are able to arrange the use of the large lake for members under certain circumstances. The park has numerous facilities including ample parking, toilets, a cafe and on the warmer days an ice cream van. More information about the park can be found at: http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-green-space/parks/Verulamium-Park/
Hi, We sail on a Wednesday and Sunday. During the lighter days it is 5.30pm, when the evenings close in it is 2pm. You must have £5million public liability insurance and a letter of permission from the local council. Hope this helps.
I have attached a PDF report of our 2017 Regatta, held in York, PA. USA. Beautiful day, perfect sailing weather. We had to go to a new venue as our "old pond" had a serious shortage of water. Everyone had a good time with lots of sailing, course running and model judging. There were several new builds that had not been seen before.
Shucks, pdfs don't work on this site, JPEGs ONLY! 🤔 Pics are great though, wish I'd been there. All the entry crap frightens me off😡 Shame cos I liked PA. Spent some time around Philly some years ago, had driven down from Buffalo, afterwards back to Garden City Long Island. Was a great trip 😊 Cheers Doug 😎
Doug Aren't PDFs portable document files? It's a bit harsh blaming the site when the caption clearly states "Attach Photos". I agree great looking pics. Could that be a Liberty ship? Always good to hear from fellow Scale Ship modellers. Looks like nice weather lets hope it makes it across the pond for this weekend Dave
Hi Dave, harsh? It just doesn't work! All you get is the Adobe logo! The site actually says "Upload photos / files"! pdf is a file, and yes you are correct - PORTABLE. QED. Several of us have fallen into this trap. It would have been so much easier for me to have given Marky the manual for the RC set I suggested to him as a rookie.
Re THE PICS; I was also wondering about it being a liberty ship cos it's not quite right for an auxiliary dry goods supply ship or oiler.
After a period of monsoon rain we now have around 30°, get a lot done outside until evening, then the infamous Bavarian thunderstorms start! 🤔 Just had another one 😡 I used to tell people in the office "I don't want to hear any more crap about English weather! While we have floods my mother has a garden hose ban and brown lawn"! (Ich will kein Scheiß mehr über Englisches Wetter hören! Während wir Überflutungen haben hat meine Mutter Gartenschlauchverbot und braune rasen!) 😭 Glue 'N Glaze and other goodies arrived today 😊 Busy days ahead 😉 Cheers Doug 😎
Hi Doug Yes I agree, on the posting page it does say files. I was looking at the heading on the post. Portable Document Files are not Photo files. I suspect Adobe PDF like its Flash player is possibly not that secure and many service providers now prefer using a different and more secure medium. Just about to head off to set up for the Model Boat Convention, kooks like we might have some decent weather. Happy days Dave
More information-I thought a pdf file was pretty much universal in the computer world, but I have been wrong before! I could open it by just clicking on the icon. Such is life. The model ship that some asked about is the USS ANTIGONE, a 1919 circa troop transport. The builders grandfather served on her 1918-1919. She was originally SS Neckar built for North German Lloyd from her 1900 launch until seized by the U.S. in 1917. After her war service she was SS Potomac for United States Lines. The model has 2 main drive motors a smoking stack, navigation & deck lights. Fiberglass hull.
An international informal newly formed group of scratch-built and kit-built RC boat builders based in the Southern German alpine region. 1 hour south of Munich, 45 minutes from Innsbruck, Austria. Crystal clear water ponds and clean lakes around. Welcoming any kind of boat builder of any age. Just a passion for the hobby is required.
Permission to come aboard Sir? The lakes you mention I have all visited over the last 30 years based here in Munich 👍 A bit risky, and very deep!, for some of my more fragile vessels 🤔 Hope you don't mind warships! Cheers Doug 😎
South Bavaria Scale Model Boat Builders is open for all to join. If you want to join, please feel free to add yourself as a sailor at any time. No need for my permission.
This is an international informal new group composed of scratch-built and kit-built RC boat builders based in the Southern German alpine region. 1 hour south of Munich, 45 minutes from Innsbruck, Austria. Crystal clear water ponds and clean lakes around. Welcoming any kind of boat builder of any language, age, shape or color. Just a passion for the hobby is required.
Hi Krampus 😉 Even an Admiral asks permission to board the Captain's ship! Even if the 'Captain' is only a lieutenant jg! Won't be much sailing though when you come back in December 😲 Maybe my hovercraft on the ice !? 😲 Cheers Doug 😎
Welcome aboard! I have it all figured out for winter. Badersee in Grainau is the solution to all our pleas. Never freezes due to a thermal spring source. The only thing is that paint over wood may crack. That's why I switched to plastic hulls and decks a while ago. I have a project in mind and I will be seek your expertise😁
Hi, Feel free! (If you want to go any further it will cost! As the actress said to the bishop 😉)
How's the weather in DC? It's p..ing down here - again😡 Cheers Doug PS: Just got our bowling league plan for the next season, will be playing in Garmisch on 2nd October. Will probably go down for the whole weekend 😊
From here, in the warm but cloudy side, 28 or 29 C for tomorrow. This weekend I'm taking the family (they are here for my kid's school vacation) to the Maryland Eastern Shore (Ocean City, etc) so I bet it will be boat eye candy. Annapolis is near here as well. Super nice. If you visit Garmisch in October, take one of your boats and visit either the Badersee or closer to the Bowling alley you can take it to the pond I mentioned to you earlier (Loisachbad, by the playground). Their website is https://buergerservice.gapa.de/de/leben-in-garmisch-partenkirchen/sport/baeder/_vereine-und-einrichtungen_sportstaetten_baeder_freizeitpark-loisachbad They have a small snack shack with little chairs and tables, so you got the whole deal. You will love that pond and best of all, the water is clean enough to swim in case your boat goes adrift.
Sounds good to me 👍 Might just do that. Signing off now, it's 2:15 here now. Spent half the night programming and testing a new RC set and various ESCs! All A OK 😊 Cheers and good night, Doug 😎 PS have fun in Ocean City, I assume boat eye candy is what I know as candy floss?
I'm having the same predicament as JTodd. I'm trying to register a group in Germany but when I get to post I receive the message "That location could not be found. Try entering a different address" I've been a member since 2014, so I think there's something else in the system. Perhaps it may only recognize UK addresses?
Hi Krampus We do have clubs from outside the UK registered so I see no reason why your club can not be included. Stephen (Fireboat) will be able to give a definitive answer but has not logged in recently so will not be aware. Perhaps you could send him a pm and ask for his help in sorting out the issue? Dave
We were established in 1980 as the Platt Fields Model Boat Club with two objectives: To promote the construction and sailing of model boats To organise, hold and attend model boat competitions In 1998 we decided to change the name of the Club to the South Manchester Model Boat Club so as to better reflect our location and the area of population we serve. The Club has the exclusive use of the Platt Fields Park boating lake and sails there every Sunday morning from 9.30 am until approx. 1.00 pm. Visitors are always welcome, but why not become a member. Sailing is permitted at other times on this water provided permission is first obtained from the Park Managers office, and a current Club membership card is produced. We have established a reputation for being a relaxed and friendly Club and currently our membership stands at 18. Although a small club, we have a very large a varied selection of models, with no specialisation or favour given to any particular branch of our hobby (scale, warship, sail, fun, fast electric, etc.) although there is a strong IOM., section and other racing interests. Our well equipped Club also has exclusive use of a large club room at the lakeside with kitchen facilities where we hold our club meetings on the first Sunday of each month at the end of the scheduled sailing period, along with IOM., race practise on most Tuesday afternoons.
Hi Chris, Many thanks for contacting me. You are right I will be joining a Club and yours does look to be the closest to where I am now living. Which brings me to the point of contacting you re membership. Perhaps you could contact me via this sight. Kind Regards John P Saterlay
HI and welcome to MMBG. You will need public liability and permission from East Lindsey Council before you can sail with us. It is very easy to obtain PL ins. by joining The Model Power Boat Assn. Send your membership card with covering letter to the council, bring your membership card and council letter to us for confirmation of your membership. Very easy and I can supply you with forms if you wish. . Suggest you phone me for a chat 01507 475946. Regards Victor👍
Tomorrow sees GVMBC exhibit at our first National Show. Previously we have exhibited at local events and Village fetes and tomorrow we step up a gear. We're bringing about 30 boats including Yachts, Grey-boats and Tugs from 17 inches to 8 feet in length. If you're attending, come and say hello to us as we'll be feeling a bit nervous.
The club was established in 1985 in the Isle of Man. The club has an extensive number of events encompassing steering, scale, tug-towing and yachts. The main event is the Mannanan Festival which is held annually over two days in June. All visitors welcome.
Hi Mark Their website says "On weekends when we don't have an organised event, you can find members having a sail on Sunday mornings at Silverdale Glen lake starting at 10am." Beautiful island and very friendly people. I still have relatives living there. Dave