Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                       2017
Last site update: Monday 23.10.17 (MJD: 58049)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

I am pleased to announce that our website has now been successfully moved to a new server which will save the club roughly a third of the cost of the old one.  We are hugely indebted to member Tony Holt, who willingly offered his time and technical know-how to get this move achieved smoothly. Changing the server is simple enough in principle but the devil is in the detail, all of which has to be precisely executed. I couldn't have done it without Tony's help.

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters.

I am delighted to be able to announce that we have been given the OK to return to County Hall, with immediate effect.  We will therefore return to County Hall next Sunday (29th October) and County Hall will appear regularly again in the Sailing Venues table lower down this page. A super 'early Christmas present' to us all!

In case you've forgotten - this is what it looks like!

BOB LEE's WAKE - Saturday 21st October
A big thank-you to John and Kath at Jotika who put on a wonderful spread for those members who attended.  It really was a splendid morning, and we drank a 'toast' to 'Our Bob':  tea, white with two sugars being his usual tipple!

INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW - 10th, 11th, 12th November
A final reminder to members who have booked their models in for the show through Andrea Povey:
All boats must be displayed for all three days and must be in position by 1800 on Thursday 9th November. So if you are unable to deliver your boat(s) to the show on Thursday 9th between 1200 and 1800, please contact Graham Povey on 07971 462 219 or email him at graspov(at)aol.com as soon as possible.
He will transport as many boats as he can in his van. Each boat must be in a box for protection and must be delivered to Graham at his home address not later than the evening of Wednesday 8th November.

In order to do our bit to prevent the possible transfer of blue-green algae from one site to another, please disinfect your boat hulls before and after you sail.  Antibacterial wipes or spray will do the job, or alternatively a suitably diluted disinfectant solution (e.g. Dettol, or similar) in a pound-shop spray bottle, then wiped dry with kitchen roll would do the job admirably. Please note that this action is a requirement, not a request, so please come prepared!  Disinfection is particularly important now that we are back at County Hall.


Sailing venues   October, November, December 2017:

8th October Bodenham Arboretum - Club Exhibition 1000-1600 (see below)
15th October Top Barn 0900-1200
22nd October Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200
29th October County Hall 0900-1200
5th November Top Barn 0900-1200
12th November County Hall 0900-1200 (also Leamington Show - see below)
19th November Top Barn 0900-1200
26th November A.G.M., Perdiswell 1000  (for details, see Events section below)
3rd December T.B.A.
10th December County Hall 0900-1200
17th December T.B.A.
24th December County Hall 0900-1200
31st December County Hall 0900-1200

 Bodenham Arboretum                                               photo: Trevor Coveney (The 2017 photographic competition winning photo)


Events for 2017:

Key to entries:
Entries in normal text are standard club meetings.
Entries in green italics are meetings to which we have been invited as guests, but do not have a club stand.
Entries preceded by this red 'club' symbol are meetings at which we have a manned club stand.

Sunday 29th January:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 12th February:  informal gathering at the Countryside Centre Cafe

Sunday 26th February:  sailing at Ockeridge Lake Fishery

Friday 10th March: Skittles evening

Sunday 12th March:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 26th March: sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd April: Coalville Model Boat Show

Sunday 9th April:  sailing at Ockeridge Lake Fishery

Sunday 23rd April:  sailing at Springridge Nursery, Crowle.

Sunday 30th April:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 30th April:  Mid-Thames Model Boat Club open day 10.00 - 17.00

Saturday 13th May: Knightcote Lifeboat Day

Sunday 14th May:  sailing at Springridge Nursery, Crowle, 0930 -1200.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May:  Model Boat Mayhem Weekend

Sunday 11th June:  Club Exhibition and sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 11th June : Knightcote Open Day

Sunday 18th June: King Lear lifeboat day

Sunday 2nd July: Knightcote Navy Day (Surface Warships Association)

Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th July: Hereford Society of Model Engineers open weekend

Wednesday 26th July: Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers

Sunday 30th July: King Lear Friends and Family Day

♣  Sunday 13th August: Worcester City Flower Show

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th August:  Ragley Hall Model Exhibition

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August: 28th Model Boat Convention

Sunday 27th August: King Lear Warship / Grey Ships Day

Sunday 10th September :
  The PLANK RACE  (This event was cancelled)

Sunday 17th September: Knightcote Club Lunch

♣ Sunday 8th October:  Club Exhibition and sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November:  International Model Boat Show
Venue, as usual, is the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN.

Sunday 26th November: Club A.G.M.
Venue is the Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club, Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road,
Worcester WR3 7SN.  The meeting will be held in Activity Room 5.  Doors open 0930.
AGM starts at 1000 prompt and will finish not later than 1300.


2016/17  Committee

Your committee members until October 2017 are:

Chairman - Trevor Coveney
                    (trevorcamping72@gmail.com   Tel: 01527 876870)
Secretary - Graham Povey
                    (graspov@aol.com   Tel: 01905 923514)
Treasurer - Keith Blackall
Events Secretary - Andrea Povey
Newsletter Editor - Rob Oswell
Tony Addison
George Aldridge
Adrian Taylor








A typical Sunday gathering at County Hall                                                                                         Photo: Dave Stratford

Click Here  for a link to Tony Holt's model boating site - one of the best there is!

Droitwich Spa Model Boat Club 2017