Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club


               Founded 1988
Last site update: Saturday  14.1.17
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board
A place for notifying members of important matters.

Our usual annual skittles evening will be held this year on Friday 10th March (note the change of date from 3rd March) at the Portobello Inn, Bransford Road, Worcester WR2 4EZ.  7.00pm for a 7.15pm start.
Cost is 7 per head, including buffet supper.  Please let Andy Povey know as soon as possible if you would like to attend.  Her e-mail address is andiamoski(at)aol.com.

Please note that County Hall pool is currently fenced off due to the presence of blue-green algae bloom (which can be very toxic).  For your own safety DO NOT attempt to sail there until further notice. 
Please watch this site for further information.

County Hall latest update
This afternoon I received another text from Andy Wood who is the Place Partnership 'water expert'.  
The tests taken on 4th January show that blue-green algae is still present, but at half the level of the previous test.  He will pass on the test results to his Facility Manager 'for comments'.  I have asked him to let me know what action they decide to take after that consultation.

Fast Electrics
Following a proposition by a member at the AGM it was agreed that for a trial period fast electric boats sailing at County Hall will be given two quarter-hour slots, from 1000 to 1015 and from 1100 to 1115, during which they will have priority over other craft.  If you are sailing a yacht or other slow-moving craft it would probably be prudent not to sail during these periods.  At all other times any boat may be sailed but speeds must be kept low.  Fast electric skippers are expected to abide by these times very strictly: don't launch before the start of the slot, and be off the water by the end of it.
At Top Barn there is usually sufficient space for fast and slow craft to occupy different parts of the lake.  Common sense seems to have worked reasonably well so far, so there are no plans to change this arrangement for the time being.

Sailing venues January, February, March 2017:
Please note that all County Hall entries in this list are provisional until we know more about the algae situation.

8th January County Hall
15th January Top Barn
22nd January County Hall
29th January Bodenham Arboretum (from 10:00 am)
5th February Top Barn
12th February County Hall
19th February Top Barn
26th February County Hall
5th March Top Barn
12th March County Hall
19th March Top Barn
26th March County Hall

Top Barn Activity Centre                                                                                                                                  photo: Jim Cook


Events for 2017

watch this space for details . . . .

Sunday 29th January:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum
From 10:00 am.

Friday 10th March: Skittles evening
7.00pm for 7.15pm start at the Portobello Inn, Bransford Road, Worcester WR2 4EZ.  7 per head.  Please let Andy Povey (andiamoski(at)aol.com) know if you would like to attend.

Saturday 13th May: Knightcote Lifeboat Day
Knightcote Model Boat Club, CV47  2EQ. http://kmbcmodelboatclub.com/

Sunday 2nd July: Knightcote Navy Day (Surface Warships Association)
Knightcote Model Boat Club, CV47 2EQ. http://kmbcmodelboatclub.com/



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!
Click Here  for a link to the Upton Warren Sailing Club website

Droitwich Spa Model Boat Club 2017