Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                       2018
Last site update: Thursday 16.08.18  (MJD: 58346)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters

SAILING VENUE Sunday 19th August
Sailing this coming Sunday (19th August) will be at Bodenham Arboretum. 
County Hall is also available if you prefer.


  For many months now the DSMBC artistic cognoscenti  have been locked away in a darkened room designing a new logo to be used on future club togs.  Here's the result. 
If you would like a polo shirt, tee-shirt, fleece or whatever adorned with this logo there's a very specific process for obtaining it.  Firstly you have to present yourself in person at the supplier's premises: Focal Image, 45-47A Broad Street, Bromsgrove B61 8LL, and show your DSMBC membership badge.  You can then choose and pay for whatever garment(s) you want. They will take a few days to make, then you can either collect them yourself or let Trevor Coveney (trevorcamping72(at)gmail.com or 01527 876870) know and he will collect them for you. Available garments can be browsed on Focal's website
http://www.focalimage.co.uk    Please note that Focal will embroider logos only on garments they have provided.

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 at any site.  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! 

CLUB SAFETY RULES (updated December 2017)
The DSMBC Safety Rules have been updated to reflect recent changes and developments.  Please read and familiarise yourself with them.  They can be viewed here


Sailing venues  August, September, October and November  2018:

12th August

Worcester Show, Gheluvelt Park

19th August Bodenham Arboretum 1000 - 1200
26th August County Hall  0900-1200
2nd September Lakeside  1000-1200
9th September Droitwich Saltfest  (see Events section below)
16th September Lakeside  1000-1200
23rd September Plank Race - County Hall  (see Events section below)
30th September County  Hall 0900-1200
7th October Lakeside  1000-1200
14th October Bodenham Arboretum Display Day  (see Events section below)
21st October Lakeside  1000-1200
28th October County Hall  0900-1200
4th November Lakeside  1000-1200
11th November International Model Boat Show  (see Events section below)
18th November Lakeside  1000-1200  (also committee meeting)
25th November A.G.M. Perdiswell  (see Events section below)

County Hall is available every Sunday if you'd prefer to sail there rather than at other sites.
If you sail at County Hall on these dates it is essential that boat hulls are properly disinfected, as usual.

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

  University of Worcester Lakeside Campus                                                                                     photo:  Alan Gregory



Events for 2018

Keep an eye on this section, it will grow as the weeks pass by, and more information will be provided about each event.

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 'club' symbol are meetings at which we have a manned club stand.

Friday 9th March:  Skittles evening

♣  Saturday 6th May:  St. Richard's Canal Festival

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May:  Beale Park

Saturday 12th May:  Knightcote Lifeboat Day

Sunday 10th June:  Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 10th June:  Knightcote Open Day

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6th, 7th and 8th July:  Hereford Society of Model Engineers Summer steam-up and boating regatta

Sunday 8th July:  Knightcote Navy Day

Wednesday 25th July: Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers

Friday 27th July:  Summer Skittles evening

Sunday 12th August:  Worcester Show at Gheluvelt Park

Sunday 9th September:  Droitwich Salt Fest
Venue is Vines Park.  Details TBA.

Sunday 23rd September:  The 2018 Plank Race
Venue is County Hall.  It's a long time since we've held a Plank race; last year we had to cancel it because County Hall was closed.  Click here to see the rules.  For photos of previous race entries, scroll down to the bottom of this page, click on the link to Tony Holt's model boating site and when it opens click on 'DSMBC Events'.  There are several pages of excellent photos of Plank races from previous years.

Sunday 14th October:  Bodenham Arboretum
This will be one of our 'display' days, as run earlier this year.  We will put on a display of boats and sail as many of them as possible!  Times are 1000-1600, so either bring some lunch or buy it in the restaurant,  You don't have to stay all day if you don't want:-)

Thursday 8th November:  International Model Boat Show Rig Day

Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November:  International Model Boat Show

Sunday 25th November: AGM
Venue: Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club, WR3 7SN, room number Activity 5 (same venue as last year)  Please arrive from 09:30 for a 10:00 prompt start.

2018  Committee

Your committee members until November 2018 are:

Chairman - Trevor Coveney
                  (trevorcamping72(at)gmail.com   Tel: 01527 876870)
Secretary - Graham Povey
                  (graspov(at)aol.com   Tel: 01905 923514)
Treasurer - Pete Thornton
Events Secretary - Andrea Povey
Newsletter Editor - Rob Oswell
Tony Addison
George Aldridge
Adrian Taylor
Membership Secretary - Jim Cook (co-opted)



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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 2018