Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                    2019
Last site update: Wednesday 17.04.19  (MJD: 58590)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters

SAILING VENUE next Sunday, 21st April
Sailing on Sunday 21st April will be at County Hall, 0900-1200.
Lakeside has been postponed until the following weekend (28th April) to avoid Lakeside staff having to work on Easter Sunday.


Monday 6th May:
St. Richards Canal Festival, Vines Park, Droitwich.
We will be at our usual spot by the lock.  Set-up from 0900.  Sailing until 1600.  You don't have to be there all day; come for as long as you can and enjoy the numerous stalls and events.  More info here.

Wednesday 29th May and Wednesday 28th August:  Two more chances to 'play trains' with our friends at the Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers.  Train rides all evening, and if you fancy your chances at driving a steam loco, you only have to ask!  The BSME's track is at the Avoncroft Museum of Buildings, Stoke Heath, B60 4JR.  Arrive anytime after 1800; trains will run until dusk.  If you've never been there, watch this video to get a feel of what it's all about!

Alan Gregory's magnum opus can be downloaded here. Thanks to all who contributed material for this bumper edition!

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! 

CLUB SAFETY RULES (updated December 2017)
Can be viewed here 
Please read and familiarise yourself with them.

LAKESIDE SAFETY RULES (from January 2019)
Can be viewed here
Please read and familiarise yourself with them.

Sailing venues  April, May, June and July:

21st April County Hall  0900-1200 (not Lakeside; it's Easter Sunday)
28th April Lakeside  1000-1200
5th May Lakeside  1000-1200  (also Beale Park)
6th May (Monday) Vines Park, St. Richard's Canal Festival. See Notice Board above for details.
12th May County Hall  0900-1200 (also National Vintage Communications Fair - see here)
19th May Lakeside  1000-1200 
26th May County Hall  0900-1200  (also Wickstead Park)
2nd June Lakeside  1000-1200
9th June Bodenham Arboretum display day 1000-1600
16th June Lakeside  1000-1200  (also Weston Park)
23rd June County Hall  0900-1200
30th June County Hall  0900-1200
7th July Lakeside  1000-1200
14th July County Hall  0900-1200
21st July Lakeside  1000-1200
28th July 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. 
Notice Board above.

Sunday 9th June:  Bodenham Arboretum display day (1000-1600)

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.

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 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

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