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>> Home > Model Boat Clubs > Torbay & District Model Boat Club
Torbay & district model boat club
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Youngs Park, Goodrington. - Posted: 16 days ago by VFR800
The Torbay club no longer exists, the club had trouble with a rogue swan who had made its home on the small pond and was rather aggressive towards members of the public and damaged models being sailed on the water. Council were not interested in removing the problem and members started to disappear, some joined the Exeter club who sail up in the Teign valley at Canonteign Falls. Sailing on the larger pond at Youngs park is possible out of season or after 6pm during the season because of the pedal boats not operating. I don't think the council can ban the use of models on the ponds as it is a public park and signage would have to be in place. It was purpose built for the use of sailing model yachts in the 1930's.
Response by mturpin013 15 days ago
What an absolute travesty, the wild life fraternity seen always to have the councils support, although I am in support of wildlife issues I sometimes think it is taken to extremes to the detriment of other equally important issues. I am currently having wildlife V model boats sailing issues in Leeds, we can only keep battling on, don't give up.
Contact - Posted: 1 year ago by Keystone
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.
Holiday sailing??? - Posted: 4 years ago by jarvo
HI Guys

Have you a contact number so I can have a sailing session or 2 end of July beginning of August


Response by pensionerpaul 3 years ago
Let me know when you are going to the pool I build large radio controlled boats from plan with strimmer engines in also electric. I also have a 6 foot masted sailing boat I
have converted from vane steering to radio control.
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Response by carjo 2 years ago
I have recently had a stroke which has taken away from me the ability to live life as I use to. I have plans for a one metre length model radiod control yaught and intend to build it if I can join a club to share these interests with. I live in Dartmouth but because of my stroke am unable to drive. Can you accommodate me.

Regards John
Response by ericyacht32 1 year ago
I am trying to restore a 6ft masted model yacht built for me by my father in 1940 whilst he worked in Uphams ship yard in Brixham which i raced on Goodrington boating pond during the war since when it has layed in store causing the rigging to babdecay and i now have forgotten the system. Is there any one around Torbay with the knowledge of this type of yacht. thanks