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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.
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
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!