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 model
s 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 model
s 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 yacht
s in the 1930's.