Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                    2019
Last site update: Monday 19.08.19  (MJD: 58714)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters

SAILING VENUE next Sunday, 25th August
Sailing next Sunday, 25th August, will be at County Hall 0900-1200. 

Bob has now been discharged from hospital and is back at home. He's looking a bit battered, and is currently being visited by medics three times per day.

It doesn't seem five minutes since I was announcing the publication of the Spring Newsletter, and already the Summer Newsletter is upon us, thanks to the diligence of Young Alan Gregory, and, of course, those members who have submitted articles for it.  You can read it here.
If you've been out of the country, or for some other reason missed the Spring Newsletter, you can still read it here.

The 2019 Plank Race has been scheduled for Sunday 29th September at County Hall.  Rules TBA, but probably the same as last year. If you've not done a plank race before, talk to anyone who has and they will tell you what a fun day it is!  For photos of past races scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the link to Tony Holt's model boating site. When it opens click on 'DSMBC events'.  That page offers you links to numerous photos from previous races.

Your long-suffering Membership Secretary (for whom I have a great deal of sympathy) has been getting flak about car park passes bleaching out in the sun.  It must be something to do with the pink paper because last year's yellow passes didn't suffer this problem.  He has agreed to issue replacement passes in exchange for faded ones.  Catch him poolside most Sundays.  If he's not there, Graham Povey has a supply stashed aboard Kermit.

There are still a few left, so if you would like one please see Graham or Andrea Povey poolside.

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! 

General:  see here 
Lakeside:  see
County Hall:  see here

Sailing venues   August, September, October and November:

25th August County Hall  0900-1200
1st September Lakeside  1000-1200
8th September County Hall  0900-1200  (also Droitwich Saltfest see Events section below)
15th September Lakeside  1000-1200
22nd September County Hall  0900-1200
29th September County Hall  0900-1200  Plank Race
6th October Lakeside  1000-1200
13th October Bodenham Arboretum display day  1000-1600
20th October Lakeside  1000-1200
27th October County Hall  0900-1200
3rd November Lakeside  1000-1200
10th November County Hall  0900-1200  (also International Model Boat Show, Leamington Spa)
17th November Lakeside  1000-1200
24th November A.G.M. Venue to be advised.
1st December County Hall 0900-1200  (N.B. not Lakeside)
8th December County Hall 0900-1200
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
This photograph is a still from an 11-minute video, which you can watch by clicking here.



Events for 2019

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 8th March:  Skittles Evening.

Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th May:  Beale Park

♣  Monday 6th May:  St. Richard's Canal Festival, Vines Park.

Saturday 11th May:  Knightcote Lifeboat Day.

Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th May:  Mayhem Gathering , Wickstead Park.

Wednesday 29th May: Steam trains at the B.S.M.E. 

Sunday 9th June:  Bodenham Arboretum display day

Sunday 9th June:  Knightcote Open Day.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 14th, 15th and 16th:  International Model Air Show and Model Boat Regatta, Weston Park.

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July: 
Hereford Model Engineers Summer Steam-up and Boating Regatta.

Sunday 7th July:  Knightcote Navy Day.

Sunday 11th August:  Worcester Show at Gheluvelt Park

Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th August:  The Model Boat Convention, Haydock Park.

Wednesday 28th August:  Steam trains at the B.S.M.E.

Sunday 8th September:  Droitwich Saltfest at Vines Park.
Set-up 0900 -1000. Sailing until 1600, but you don't have to stay all day.  Lots of stalls and entertainment, and there's usually a selection of vans doing good bacon sarnies.

Sunday 29th September:  Plank Race at County Hall.

Sunday 13th October:  Bodenham Arboretum display day

Friday 8th November:  set-up day for International Model Boat Show

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

Sunday 24th November: AGM

Sunday 15th December:  Bodenham Arboretum  Christmas Lunch (sailing 1000-1200)

2019  Committee

Your committee members until November 2019 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)
Assistant Newsletter Editor - Alan Gregory (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!

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