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    Bournville Illuminated
    regatta
    Hoping to get there with Worcester Model Boat Club this year. Too late a finish put paid to last year. But, fingers crossed for this year Rob πŸ˜€
    3 months ago by rolfman2000
    Event
    Bournville Illuminated
    regatta
    Bournville MBC Invite all RC model boaters to show off their models lights, if it floats and has lights on it we want to see it. Free to enter Light Refreshments Free Parking Disabled Access Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445
    4 months ago by Aquaflite
    Forum
    Bournville Illuminated
    regatta
    HI ROB does Bournville cover insurance for sailing on open days or whats the arrangements
    3 months ago by Captain-Steve
    Event
    York model boat club
    regatta
    York model boat club autumn
    regatta
    . Come along and bring a boat or just to have a look.
    7 months ago by 2shaws
    Event
    York model boat club
    regatta
    This event was scheduled for 23rd but due to bad weather forecast has now been postponed for a week to 30th Sept.
    7 months ago by 2shaws
    Forum
    York model boat club
    regatta
    Postponed until Sunday 30th of September
    7 months ago by trekil
    Forum
    York model boat club
    regatta
    Will try to be there, is there tea and buns for the elderly?
    7 months ago by Lordgord
    Event
    ANGLE RNLI 150th ANNIVERSARY
    I have been asked to put on a Model Lifeboat Display for the 150th anniversary of the Angle Pembrokshire Wales,Station, 11th and 12th AUGUST 2018 this will be in a marquee close to the water so you can chose to display on or off the water or both NOTE SALT WATER! I am inviting Model Lifeboat owners from all over the country,and a few have expressed their interest already. Hoping to make it the biggest model Lifeboat Show in Wales for the year, and permission has been granted for all other model boat types to attend also There will be camping nearby, for tents motorhomes and caravans,and there is also a pub nearby and another in the village as well as a cafe for your food or possibly accomodation if wanted. I will be advertising it on various model boat websites and magazine. I would certainly like you to come if you can manage it.Set up day is the 10th,and I am sure if you wanted to come a day or so earlier we can arrange it for you. There will be at least three Historic Lifeboats attending,hopefully more,which will include the ex Angle Watson Lifeboat. The event will be part of the Angle
    regatta
    Week, so many other types of craft will be attending There is also a Beer and Cider Festival at the same time,and Live Music Please give me a ring on 01209 820844,or private message me to let me know your thoughts. Look forward to hearing from you Sincerely, Mick French
    1 year ago by battleshipbuff
    Event
    Heron Model Boat Club
    regatta
    Heron Model Boat Club
    regatta
    2018 The "Big One" for us as a club and part of the Bay Fest 2018 Programme. Clubs have been invited from all over the southeast for this day of model boating on our home water in Memorial Park, Herne Bay, over 100 boats on display and on the water, Club 500, tug towing and more. we will have our "have a go" area for children of all ages to take the controls of an RC boat. Members and visitors to set up from 8:30am no earlier please. Canterbury City Council have granted us vehicle entry to the park which can be made from Kings Road via "Avenue of Remembrance" - please note that this is a public park, strict 5mph speed limit staying on the roads and paths as much as possible please. we look forward to seeing you there. HMBC heronsecretary@gmail.com
    9 months ago by Carlosthepirate
    Forum
    CMM
    regatta
    Great event. the weather co-operated, not too windy, humidity was ok, good turnout of boats (24 I heard) everyone had a great time. 4 sailors won 6 prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places in predicted log & precision steering events.
    10 months ago by brokey2
    Event
    CMM
    regatta
    an all day model boat
    regatta
    with predicted log & precision steering events. located at Spencer Smith park using the reflecting pool located at the base of Spencer's Landing restaurant overlooking Lake Ontario. event from 9am to ?? approx 3pm. Event open to members of area clubs. registration fee for each boat.
    10 months ago by brokey2
    Response
    New Lake at Colwyn?
    Is there a
    regatta
    this year?
    11 months ago by Dazzo
    Forum
    York model boat club
    regatta
    A great day out, all the members were very welcoming
    11 months ago by mturpin013
    Event
    York model boat club
    regatta
    Spring
    regatta
    at Laytham Lake all welcome.
    11 months ago by 2shaws
    Forum
    Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open
    regatta
    .
    Hope your Dad can bring his wherry along for the event. We had a good chat together at the broads museum. Will be very interested to see him at the event with the new wherry.
    1 year ago by Gascoigne
    Event
    Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open
    regatta
    .
    From 9am - 4pm. Free parking alongside the boating pond. Access through manned gate. Join us with your barge or wherry.
    1 year ago by Gascoigne
    Forum
    Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open
    regatta
    .
    Hi, I have just phoned my Dad about this event as he lives in Norwich. and has completed his model Norfolk Wherry about a year ago. His Large Wherry Model is on the outside wall of the 'The Museum of The Broads' boat shed.
    1 year ago by CB90
    Forum
    Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open
    regatta
    .
    Will be on holiday - I am sorry to miss this. I would encourage anyone to go to this event though - it is a great boating pond and very friendly people.
    1 year ago by Baggie
    Event
    Bournville Illuminated
    regatta
    Event open to all to show off and sail their models with the lights on. Tea Coffee and refreshments available. Disabled Access. 1600hrs till 2200hrs. For more info contact Rob 07714517445
    1 year ago by Aquaflite
    Event
    Bournville Evening Event.
    Bournville Model Boat Club is hosting it's Illuminated
    regatta
    . Great opportunity to sail your RC boat showing off it's lights. If it's got illumination it's welcome to sail. Purpose built concrete model boating lake. So if you have an RC model boat and want to see it in a different light this is the event to attend. Refreshments will be available, toilets and disabled access. The Boat House, Bournville Lane Bournville, Birmingham B30 1QS. Contact Rob for more details on 07714517445 or email (Email Removed - PM Only)
    2 years ago by Aquaflite
    Response
    Decks
    Beautiful! You must have had her on a trailer to the harbour. How was she constructed? I would have liked to build mine to the same scale, but just don't have the space or facility to transport to our little lake. Only way would be to build in two halves. There is a bloke in Hamilton who built a US carrier to 1/96, brought it to our annual
    regatta
    . Not very detailed. Weighed a ton - put ballast in after launching. Was very susceptible to wind. Carried it in the back of a ute in a case with red flag on the overhang. Had a set of wheels to get it to launch. Most of my RC models are to 1/96 except Nelson to 1/192. I had intended to build her to 1/96 in two halves, but at some stage she would have had to be joined during construction, and my workshop has a washing machine and drier in it so just not on. What drawings did you use?
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm
    Place
    2017
    regatta
    Report
    More information-I thought a pdf file was pretty much universal in the computer world, but I have been wrong before! I could open it by just clicking on the icon. Such is life. The model ship that some asked about is the USS ANTIGONE, a 1919 circa troop transport. The builders grandfather served on her 1918-1919. She was originally SS Neckar built for North German Lloyd from her 1900 launch until seized by the U.S. in 1917. After her war service she was SS Potomac for United States Lines. The model has 2 main drive motors a smoking stack, navigation & deck lights. Fiberglass hull.
    2 years ago by Phrogphlyer
    Place
    TASK FORCE-50, York/Lancaster
    I have attached a PDF report of our 2017
    regatta
    , held in York, PA. USA. Beautiful day, perfect sailing weather. We had to go to a new venue as our "old pond" had a serious shortage of water. Everyone had a good time with lots of sailing, course running and model judging. There were several new builds that had not been seen before.
    3 years ago by Phrogphlyer
    Place
    2017
    regatta
    Report
    Hi Doug Yes I agree, on the posting page it does say files. I was looking at the heading on the post. Portable Document Files are not Photo files. I suspect Adobe PDF like its Flash player is possibly not that secure and many service providers now prefer using a different and more secure medium. Just about to head off to set up for the Model Boat Convention, kooks like we might have some decent weather. Happy days Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Place
    2017
    regatta
    Report
    Hi Dave, harsh? it just doesn't work! All you get is the Adobe logo! The site actually says "Upload photos / files"! pdf is a file, and yes you are correct - PORTABLE. QED. Several of us have fallen into this trap. it would have been so much easier for me to have given Marky the manual for the RC set I suggested to him as a rookie. Re THE PICS; I was also wondering about it being a liberty ship cos it's not quite right for an auxiliary dry goods supply ship or oiler. After a period of monsoon rain we now have around 30Β°, get a lot done outside until evening, then the infamous Bavarian thunderstorms start! πŸ€” Just had another one 😑 I used to tell people in the office "I don't want to hear any more crap about English weather! While we have floods my mother has a garden hose ban and brown lawn"! (Ich will kein Scheiß mehr ΓΌber Englisches Wetter hΓΆren! WΓ€hrend wir Überflutungen haben hat meine Mutter Gartenschlauchverbot und braune rasen!) 😭 Glue 'N Glaze and other goodies arrived today 😊 Busy days ahead πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Place
    2017
    regatta
    Report
    Doug Aren't PDFs portable document files? it's a bit harsh blaming the site when the caption clearly states "Attach Photos". I agree great looking pics. Could that be a Liberty ship? Always good to hear from fellow Scale Ship modellers. Looks like nice weather lets hope it makes it across the pond for this weekend Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Place
    2017
    regatta
    Report
    Shucks, pdfs don't work on this site, JPEGs ONLY! πŸ€” Pics are great though, wish I'd been there. All the entry crap frightens me off😑 Shame cos I liked PA. Spent some time around Philly some years ago, had driven down from Buffalo, afterwards back to Garden City Long island. Was a great trip 😊 Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Place
    2017
    regatta
    Report
    I have attached a PDF report of our 2017
    regatta
    , held in York, PA. USA. Beautiful day, perfect sailing weather. We had to go to a new venue as our "old pond" had a serious shortage of water. Everyone had a good time with lots of sailing, course running and model judging. There were several new builds that had not been seen before.
    2 years ago by Phrogphlyer
    Response
    HMS Illustrious Aircraft carrier
    Hi Doug, No wonder you're a fleet admiral! Sounds as if you have had quite a time, and I'd guess just about retiring, which I've been for some sixteen years now after most of my adult life running tour coaches, twenty years overland to india and Nepal. Resurrected model ship building when I came to Canada. There is a guy in Hamilton with an American carrier which is about seven feet long. He has a special box and trailer for it. installs the ballast after launching. it sails well, though does not like wind, and is not much to look at. He had it on our lake about three years ago for our annual Canada day
    regatta
    . My longest ship is HMS Ceres, five feet. Sails well and is remarkably stable for such a narrow really oversize destroyer. Back to sorting out pom pom control systems about half an inch high, and fguring out how to fit the windscreen to Fairey Fulmars. Best Norm
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm
    Event
    york model boat club
    York model boat club
    regatta
    .all welcome
    2 years ago by 2shaws
    Forum
    Colwyn Bay MBC - 2017
    regatta
    is cancelled
    I'm so sorry to read that. I was looking forward to driving over for a really good day out. I hope you manage to get all the permits sorted out for next year.
    2 years ago by chippy
    Event
    Colwyn Bay MBC - 2017
    regatta
    is cancelled
    The 2017 Mayor's Cup
    regatta
    that was due to be held on 23rd July at Colwyn Bay has had to be cancelled and may not return in future years. We are in the process of moving to our new lake and we are yet to install all the facilities there. There is also the small matter of obtaining the necessary Licence, plus H&S and Insurance approvals to hold large events there. Thank you to all the clubs, traders and individuals whose support over the years made it all possible.
    2 years ago by kinmel
    Forum
    Colwyn Bay MBC - 2017
    regatta
    is cancelled
    That's bad news. Previous events had been really great. I hope those responsible for the lake and related activities change their minds and get the event reinstated.😀
    2 years ago by boaty
    Forum
    Anchor Chain
    Hi Ed. I was thinking of painting it, but how to do it with such small links? My first thought was thinned down acrylic and dipping it several times to try and get and even coat. What do you think? Steve PS. How is the tug and did you decide to build the Pilot Boat in the end? This is mine at a recent evening
    regatta
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pTQgjg8ZuY
    2 years ago by cormorant
    Place
    New Lake at Colwyn?
    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 Mark
    2 years ago by jarvo
    Place
    New Lake at Colwyn?
    The dinosaurs went a good few years ago and we have just scrapped the remaining paddle boats. No
    regatta
    this year, our old lake may be empty by then and our licence for the new lake is still a work in progress. This year is all about completing the move and settling in.
    2 years ago by kinmel
    Place
    New Lake at Colwyn?
    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!😊
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
    Media
    HMS Triumph
    Scratch-built Trafalgar class submarine 1986-87. it uses 2 x Engel piston tanks for the diving system. This video was at the Task force 72
    regatta
    at Naracoorte in SA in November 2016.
    2 years ago by reilly4
    Event
    TF-50
    regatta
    Task Force-50
    regatta
    , York/Lancaster, Pennsylvania Contact. (Email Removed - PM Only)
    2 years ago by Phrogphlyer
    Media
    Creepy
    This is Creepy,a springer tug that is 5 yrs old now.He pushes #1200lb pumpkins for the pumpkin
    regatta
    along with saving many of the PMPBA club members boats from certain sinking or floating away.I never go to any of the club floats without him.He runs a Harbor freight 550 motor running a Target Hobby 320amp ESC,on a 5000mah 2s lipo battery.The plans can be downloaded free off the internet and takes about a week to build for the experienced builder,Great for the new boat builders to do because its an easy build tug.Simple door skins,some balsa,1/2a running gear from Dumas,1.5 brass prop,2x2 rudder from aluminum,cheap 2channel radio,ESC from Target Hobby.
    2 years ago by chumbucket
    Forum
    Colwyn Bay MBC - 2017
    regatta
    is cancelled
    That is a shame.Great pity John
    2 years ago by onetenor
    Response
    Dutch River
    She is lit, full set of Nav lights, plus a set of 3 towing lamps either side of the mast, 2 spots lighting the rear deck, bridge lights & partial lighting in the lower cabins. There are other lights to add yet, i.e. search lights on the bridge roof, foredeck spotlamp And 3 lamps around the superstructure above doors. Last month she won our clubs 'Torchlight
    regatta
    ' trophy, was well chuffed. πŸ˜€
    3 years ago by Kipper
    Place
    Derby Model Boat Club
    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 Thanks,Andy. Scale and membership secretary.
    7 years ago by timgarrod
    Media
    Pilot Boat
    Recently built from an Aeronaut kit, this is a 1/24th scale Pilot Boat based on a German design. Powered by two 540 brushed motors with 3 bladed brass props it attains something like scale speed. The colour is Volkswagen Bright Orange, courtesy of Halfords and the non-slip deck is acrylic green mixed with silver sand then covered with a silk finish varnish. The boat was filmed at an illuminated
    regatta
    staged by Bournville Model Yacht and Power Boat Club on their lake in Bournville, Birmingham %u2003
    3 years ago by cormorant
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) Pilot Boat by Aeronaut
    My first attempt at building a plastic hull proved difficult due to the bends and curves but the final result was satisfactory. The lighting system/circuit also proved a challenge but she looked well at a recent illuminated
    regatta
    . All in all I am quite pleased with the final result (Motor: MFA 540) (ESC: Mtronics MicroViper Marine) (8/10)
    3 years ago by cormorant
    Forum
    Aeronaut Pilot Boat
    Hi Ed Yours sure looks the part now! I've been following your build blog with interest and I hope you have now cured your leak. Like you, I have almost finished the pilot boat. I am struggling with the lighting circuit at the moment but hope to have it done in time for an evening
    regatta
    at a nearby club in a couple of weeks. The radar revolves and I am hoping to motorise the searchlight. Once complete I will post a short video. A couple of pics attached. I am quite pleased with the way she is turning out. Steve
    3 years ago by cormorant
    Event
    Bournville Illuminated
    regatta
    Bournville is hosting it's annual Illuminated
    regatta
    on the 24th September from 15.00 hrs until 21.00 hrs. As the title suggests boats will be sailing during the dusk until evening fully illuminated. All are welcome bring your boat and show it off in the dark. Refreshments available, disabled access. The Boathouse, Bournville lane, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1QS. Contact Rob 07714517445 for more details.
    3 years ago by Aquaflite
    Place
    2016
    regatta
    was a success!
    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!
    3 years ago by Phrogphlyer
    Media
    Task Force-50, Your, PA. USA FUN FLOAT
    Our July, 2016 Fun Float was a great success! The weather was perfect and we had a great number of spectators, met a few new Captains who just came to sail with us and see what we are about! We had up to 6 scale sail boats on the water and several powered boats. We were also experimenting with "on board video" which we are setting to music and commentary. Even the wives enjoyed the day of great weather, a snack bar, walking trails and each others company. There was even talk about relocating our
    regatta
    to the "Muddy Run" location.
    3 years ago by Phrogphlyer
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) Reaper
    This model is 1/25 scale scratch built from a James A. Pottinger drawing of the only Scottish Herring drifter (Fyffie) left. Now a museum piece and moored in Anstruther harbour she is often sailed to various boat festivals and
    regatta
    's, as a prime example of our fishing industry history. I still have to master the sail set up . (Motor: MFA Torpedo 800 Electric Motor) (5/10)
    3 years ago by Sandy


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