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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
This is not actually a club, just me! A recently retired Naval Comms engineer who has lived here for 31 years and occasionally sails his 1:72 136cm HMS Hotspur H class destroyer and/or 1:72 107cm Type IIA U26 on the lake in the Ostpark (East Park) near me in east Munich. It's pretty big with an island in the middle so it's figure 8 shaped. In summer there is a powerful fountain as well, so caution if you don't suddenly want to find you are piloting a 'Flying Boat' 😉 Site is very convenient, right next to the Biergarten 👍 Tx one hand, beer (or wine?) in the other. In retirement I'm looking forward to refitting my fleet; 1 destroyer, 1 U Boat, 1 tug ca 1:50 almost serviceable, 1 inherited Kentish fishing boat - restoration project!; 1 Pocket Battleship (Graf Spee 145cm) and 1 cruiser (Belfast 125cm) fitting out with electronics. Both 1:128. Ark Royal, Hood and Bismark at 1:350 are in the planning stages. Happy modelling Doug RNinMunich😎 If you are ever in Munich ....
Hi Doug Welcome to the site. Regarding a club you could either continue with the name or rename it to reflect the sailing location "Ostpark, Munich". You may also want to include reference to "the Biergarten". Sounds the sort of place any old salts would be happy to frequent. I hope you attract some fellow members, it's surprising how many live in the area and are looking for some where to sail their models.
Newly formed Club located at Aldridge Sailing Club ,sail Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons , great facilities with parking , lounge ,bar,toilets . Presently 29 members . See our website for further information aldridgemodelboatclub.com
I am sure members will be interested,we have had these friendly completions before , what club are you in? We would need to find suitable dates ( could possibly do a home event and away event ) we have a meeting on 12 th march I will ask members their opinions then . Need more info from you e.g. Email ,venue/ club ,location or website .thanks Brian, aldridgemodelboatclub@ virginmedia.com
For years we sail model boats in Spaarnwoude. The club is regularly engaged in the organization of competitions, international or nationally. The high speeds are achieved with these boats make the hobby spectacular. Different cc engines reach speeds of 60 to 100 km / h. The most popular classes are 3.5cc, 7.5cc, 15cc and 27cc.
The Brentwood Model Yacht & Powerboat Club was founded on the 1st July 1988, with the main interest being model yachts. In July 2013, on our 25th Anniversary, the club changed its name to the Brentwood Model Boat Club. The new name was brought in to reflect that the clubs diverse association with all types & forms of model boating & not just confined to the yachting & power boat racing.
At the end of 2014, the club was split into two separate clubs. This was primarily to allow flexibility to each new club to run things independently, as they see fit, to suit our vastly different lake environments. Both clubs have retained a common name & association with each other, but are now known as Brentwood Model Boat Club (for old Scale Section) & Brentwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club (for old Power & Yacht Sections).
Today we started the ground work for our move to Llyn Eirias. The first two of 8 purpose built benches were concreted in place with the rest following as soon as possible. In the background is our centrally heated clubhouse, complete with full kitchen facilities and toilets. As you would hope, it is all disabled friendly. We are also working hard to fit out the lakeside boathouse with storage racks and a workshop.
It is a huge improvement on the facilities we had at the old lake with it's open sided shelter and a small toilet once used by the gardener.
glad to see that big lake will be back in use, I'm not that old, and remember the paddle boats there, then it all fell into disrepair. I take it the dinosaurs have moved out of the new club house! I take it general parking is either infront of the old bike rental building (from the prom) or up at the swimming pool at the top of the hill? Will this years mayors regatta be there? maybe I can bring my avatar picture some time!😊
Shame about this years regatta, but what an opening year 2018 will be, if you can give early warning on the date i will be there, good luck with the rest of the renovations, you are making fantastic progress
Our lake is kept filled by ground water from the surrounding hills, it enters the lake through a specially created reedbed that is being allowed to develop naturally. The habit captures the silt from the ground water and the new habitat feeds on the incoming nutrients which reduces the ability of weeds to grow.
The lake itself is protected by high TEC ultrasonics which destroys algae etc at cell level as it forms.
Of course the swans and ducks eat any weed that gets past all the other defences.
Thanks for suggesting grass carp, that's now first reserve!
I must congratulate all the new members who have joined the BMBC this year. We have now reached a figure of 66 members which is great and after all we do have a very good lake/pond to accommodate all of us.
Our August Regatta went well, lots of fun but there was rain in the forecast so attendance was off a bit. Had about 48 models, 23 skippers. The first photo is of the SSMA display with my IJN URANAMI, made from a paper model kit. The third phots shows the Captain's briefing board for the steering course. MV PAETRA (last Photo) built on last years prize of a free hull from Loyalhanna Dockyard by Norman Brailsford, he researched the ship on the internet, obtained photos and went to work. Real nice job! We all had a good time, finished up just before the rain came!
Hi All, received an email recently, hoping someone from this area can help out: --- Dear Sir/Madam I am a social worker from the Older Persons Services in Torfaen and I am currently working with a gentleman who is a member of your society, unfortunately he suffered a severe stroke and lost his mobility and dexterity. He talks about his model boats with pride and I am sure that he would enormously benefit by keeping in touch with someone from the Society. I appreciate if you could let me know if somebody is willing to visit him and take some model boats for him to see or even seat with him and work on a boat. I really appreciate your help as it will helps this gentleman's emotional weel-being as he has been through a lot of loss in his life since having a stroke. Thank you very much Shirley.Clynch@torfaen.gov.uk
Yes, it's true. The club is in it's 40th year. A friendly, informal club Formed in 1976 by 4 members of the disbanding Rolls Royce Model club. In the early days the club sailed at Alvaston Park as well as Markeaton Park here in Derby. We now sail exclusively at Markeaton Park and the annual summer regatta will be held here on Sunday July 10th.Being a little special this year we are appealing for former members who may have any old club related newspaper articles, photos etc. to bring along on the day and share some of your memories. If you can help please contact me, Andy either through this site or you can find my contact details on the membership page of the clubs website.derbymodelboatclub.co.uk
Only Just A few weeks ago since I last posted on here, having stated our Membership had grown to 46. Well things seems to change very quickly here, and I am more than pleased to announce we have now reached 53 Members, 7 new members since my last post. All the more special to us as we Celebrate our 1st Anniversary on 27th March. But what is really pleasing is to welcome our first lady members, Sandra and Alison, the latter having the honour of being our 50th registered member. A Warm Welcome to All. VGMBC