I Have just joined the Darlington & District Model Boat Club on Wednesday 14th March 2018. What a great bunch of lads.
The club house is on the sites of a Victorian former reservoir which is about 88m x 85 m and about 2m deep. The water is accessible all the way round and has launching area on one side. The club house is a brick building with a meeting room, toilet, storage area and a building/repair area.
Sailing/meetings are on: Wednesdays 9.00am -16.00 Sunday 8.00am - mid day.
Membership fee is £50 Per year adult and £5 for a junior. This includes Third party public liability insurance very important and often overlooked.
Location The Waterpark, Middleton St George, Darlington, Co. Durham DL2 1JG
CLUB WATERS Kearsney Abbey -water can be used any day and time Sunday is best to meet club members--25 years old this year. membership only £15 a year-
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Swap[ Meet (2 months ago)
PMPBA ,Portland Model Power Boat Association
3/10/18 there will be a swap meet in McMinville Oregon at the fairgrounds,there is also a club meeting the same day at the church.I have a table there and a few boat items for sale,stop by and see.I cant carry all of it so just ask what else I have
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Pictures (3 months ago)
St Mary Bourne & District Model Yacht Club
Pictures of the Lake at Hawley used by SMBMYC on Wednesdays
Ahoy! Talking about ponds in our particular region, we are very fortunate to have several areas fed with pristine Alpine mountain water sources and one in particular by an underground thermal source, so no freezing, etc, etc. And best of all, no friggin' bird poop nor underwater vegetation. Can't beat that. There is a nice park with its nice pond called "Loisachbad" just a few hundred meters from home which is my "official" homeport. However, during winter the place to go is the Badersee, that non-freezing pond I just mentioned. Other places to go about 20 minutes from here driving north towards Munich are the Kochelsee (near Murnau), Starnbergsee, and the Olympia Park, about 1 hour north from here in Munich. That one is nice but unfortunately the area is a minefield of bird poop. And the Plansee, a mega beautiful place about 30 minutes from here in the Austrian side. Cheers, b.
Many of us know our own local ponds and lakes where Model Boat Clubs sail but not nationally so I thought it might be good if we could post photos of our own Boat Clubs' home waters. It would be interesting to see where other clubs sail so here goes with a couple of photos of our Basingstoke Model Boat Club's home water at Eastrop Park, Basingstoke. Good flat access all around the model boat pond and good facilities for those with disabilities.
A great idea. Eaton Park in Norwich is a fabulous large ( I think the largest Boating Pond in Europe) boating pond. The club has great facilities for keeping boats safe whilst members can meet in an upstairs room - drink coffee/ tea, eat and chat etc. The facilities for wheelchair users is very good too - a stair lift enables access to the upper floor for example. Members are very friendly too. Do very me and visit us. Photo to follow.
Hi Baggie, 'largest in Europe'?! Are you sure? This is where I and the local club sail. First pic shows the SAT pic with houses etc to give an idea of scale. An excellent restaurant and Biergarten and all necessary 'facilities' are available right next to the lake, as well as a huge car park at the North end. At the south end there is another large car park, a pub and ice rink. This is the 'quiet' end of the lake. 2015 a new adventure playground was built, to keep the little ones occupied while Dad plays with HIS toys 😊 Very pleasant to take a ship on a 'world cruise' around the island. Back at the table; an excellent Bavarian beer or glass of wine and choice of Biergarten fare! Happy sailing, cheers Doug 😎 PS I live just off the bottom left corner 😉
From time to time the Ostpark lake has to be drained to clean out the duck, goose and fish poop as well as all the junk idiots chuck in 😡 http://neuperlach-online.de/ostpark-html/neuperlach-ostpark-2014-02-25-I.html More than once I've trotted round the corner of the pub with a big ship under my arm to be greeted with NO WATTER! 🤔😲 Somewhere in the crud they shovelled out must have been the port prop of my destroyer, lost by brushing the wall in front of the restaurant terrace.😲 Oh well, back home to get the buggy and/or hovercraft out 😉
Vast expanse of concrete at Munich pond when it is drained! Eaton pond was built between the wars primarily for sailing large vane control yachts, hence the long shape,and as such is said to be one of the best examples in the U.K. We have a perennial weed problem-common to any large expanse of fresh water-which is currently controlled with application of chemicals. I am sure most clubs have this problem and I would be interested in their experience with weed control.
Hi Mark, There'd probably be a public outcry if the council decided to do that here 😉And the councillors would get voted out pretty quick😊 Fortunately the boarders, bikers and rollerbladers have their own spaces elsewhere 😊 Although you do see bladers, joggers and cyclists all over the many paths and tracks around the park. Cheers Doug 😎
FGSC is the Fishers Green Sailing Club, which is a full sized sailing and yacht club based beside several large freshwater lakes near Waltham Abbey. There is a special Model section which has sole use of two lakes at the club.
The club is accessed via a road through part of the Lea Valley conservation area and parkland and is not open to the general public so our lakes are very secure and peaceful.
More information is available via our Facebook page including directions on how to get there. We are a fairly new Model Boat club and are welcoming newcomers who wish to join.
Please go to :- https://www.facebook.com/groups/1736743009873311/ For more information or you can email our club representative at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, Your post came up on my computer and if you live within striking distance of Epping, Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Chigwell etc. We are open for new members at the Fishers Green Model Boat Section of Full size Fishers Green Sailing Club.
I will be updating the details under the Model Clubs heading on the left of the screen, when I work out how to download a Facebook file across!!, so if your interested give me half an hour or so and have a look.
Cheers......Ron Rees. (PS it is a lovely club. fabulous water and facilities....No committee and no politics!!)
Just checking that people are going tomorrow (Saturday 24th March) because here is no events on. How many are expected? Thanks! I was hoping to come with a friend and a couple boats :)
New year (4 months ago)
Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club
Hi all just to say happy new year to all our club members,and hope to see you at the waters edge this year. Cheers for now , ken
Contact (4 months ago)
Torbay & district model boat club
Do you sail at Youngs Park? If so when. I have a 4ft RC yacht that I would like to sail there if possible. Do you have a contact number so that we can get together. Peter
Gatherings (5 months ago)
Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
Now you all know where we sail and drive our boats I think you need to know we gather together about 10:30 every Sunday. Come and have fun with us if you are brave enough to enjoy our friendly banter.😊
Why brave enough, Bryan? The thing I will say is that we are a great bunch of enthusiast who primarily sail for fun. We are there Sunday morning from about 10.30 but do check the website as we sometime go to a local eatery for breakfast and banter. http://www.spanglefish.com/chichestermodelboatgroup
location (5 months ago)
Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
The Group meet at Chichester canal wharf. I'm not sure why but the map shows we meet in the middle of a farm.
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.