Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                    2020
Last site update:

Sunday 19.01.20  (MJD: 58867)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters

SAILING VENUE -  Sunday 26th January
Sailing next Sunday, 26th January, will be at County Hall 0900-1200.

We welcome the following new members to the DSMBC and hope that they spend many happy days sailing with us!
Jack Pritchard, from Tibberton
Steve Beard, from Worcester
Chris Mancrief, also from Worcester
Kevern Oliver, from Lower Moor, Pershore
Please look out for them, introduce yourself, and offer our customary warm welcome.

The General Club Safety Rules have been updated to better reflect our current operating practices.
Please read and familiarise yourself with them.  Here.

A group of club members led by Pete Thornton and Tony Draper have decided to buy and build
'Club 500' power boats with a view to racing them at Lakeside.  Club 500 boat kits are available relatively cheaply, and they are simple and easy to build from a set of vac-formed plastic parts.  Currently eleven members have expressed interest in the project, and boat construction is in full swing. We've even seen some boats being tested; they look pretty impressive!  If you'd like to join the group speak to Pete or Tony.   There's a good intro to Club 500 boats here.

if you fancy writing something for it, now's the time to get cracking!
Articles / items to Alan Gregory as soon as possible please.

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  (Updated December 2019)
Lakeside:  see
County Hall:  see here

Sailing venues  -  January, February, March and April:

26th January County Hall  0900-1200
2nd February Bodenham Arboretum  1000-1200
9th February County Hall  0900-1200
16th February County Hall  0900-1200
23rd February County Hall  0900-1200
1st March Lakeside  1000-1200
8th March County Hall  0900-1200
15th March Lakeside  1000-1200
22nd March County Hall  0900-1200
29th March County Hall  0900-1200
5th April Lakeside  1000-1200
12th April County Hall  0900-1200
19th April Lakeside  1000-1200
26th April County Hall  0900-1200 - THE 2020 PLANK RACE!
3rd May Lakeside  1000-1200
10th May County Hall

 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 2020

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 6th March:  Skittles Evening
Venue is the Portobello Inn, Bransford Road, Worcester WR2 4EZ.  Starting 1900.

Sunday 26th April:  Plank Race at County Hall
This will be the 2020 Plank Race; there won't be another one in the autumn.

Sunday 9th May:  Knightcote RNLI Fund Raising Day

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May:  Model Boat Mayhem, Wickstead Park

Sunday 7th June:  Knightcote Open Day

Sunday 19th July:  Knightcote Navy Day

Sunday 2nd August:  Barbecue at Lakeside
Details T.B.A.

 Friday 6th November:  Set-up day for International Model Boat Show

 Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November:  International Model Boat Show
Venue:  Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN.

Sunday 22nd November:  Club A.G.M.
Venue:  Rooom 5, Perdiswell Young People's Club, Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road,
Worcester WR3 7SN (same venue as in 2019)   Starting 1000 prompt.


2020  Committee

Your committee members until November 2020 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
Membership Secretary - Jim Cook (poundswick(at)hotmail.com)
Newsletter Editor - Rob Oswell
Tony Addison
Tony Draper
Adrian Taylor
Assistant Newsletter Editor - Alan Gregory (co-opted)



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A typical Sunday gathering at County Hall                                                                                         photo: Dave Stratford

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