Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                    2019
Last site update:

Friday 15.11.19  (MJD: 58802)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters

SAILING VENUE next Sunday, 17th November
Sailing next Sunday, 17th November, will be at Lakeside, 1000-1200. 
Committee members please note that there will be a meeting in the main Lakeside building starting at 1000 prompt.

The Annual General Meeting of the Droitwich Spa Model Boat Club will be held on Sunday 24th November 2019 at Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club, Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 7SN, starting at 1000 prompt.
An agenda, and minutes of the 2018 A.G.M. have been distributed by email.

Member Roger Atkins braved the rain and strong winds on Saturday 26th October and drove down to Gosport for the final contest of the year in the National Model Laser competition.  Despite having a number of technical problems during the day, he put in a good score and managed to come 7th overall. Congratulations Roger, you're an inspiration to us all!

Chairman Trevor has some surplus bundles of stripwood available. He's not asking any money for them but suggests instead a small donation to club funds. Catch him pool-side. If there are any left he will bring them to the A.G.M.

Young Alan Gregory has been beavering away on the Autumn Newsletter.  You can read it here.
Many thanks to Alan for his efforts, and also to those members who contributed articles.
Collectively I guess we must look like a bunch of ordinary old(ish:-) blokes, but reading the articles reveals just what incredible skills many of our members possess.
I've no doubt that having completed his autumn magnum opus it won't be long before Young Alan is itching to make a start on the Spring 2020 edition - so if you fancy writing something for it, now's the time to get cracking!


Member Alan Gregory isn't just a consummate wordsmith.  He has many other virtues too.  Currently he has some genuine ripstop lightweight parachute silk for sale.

The price is 1 for a piece 6ft x 5ft.
Colours as shown.

Other sizes can be cut 'off the roll' if required.

See Alan poolside if you would like to take advantage of this exceptional offer!

Member George Aldridge has a Flower Class Corvette for sale.  Anyone interested should contact the Club Secretary (Graham Povey) either pool-side or at graspov(at)aol.com

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  -  November, December, January and February:

17th November Lakeside  1000-1200      (Committee meeting 1000 prompt)
24th November A.G.M. (details in Notice Board section above)
1st December County Hall  0900-1200  (N.B. not Lakeside)
8th December County Hall  0900-1200
15th December Bodenham Arboretum (and Christmas Lunch)    Sailing 1000-1200
22nd December County Hall  0900-1200
29th December County Hall  0900-1200
5th January County Hall  0900-1200
12th January County Hall  0900-1200
19th January County Hall  0900-1200
26th January County Hall  0900-1200
2nd February County Hall  0900-1200
9th February County Hall  0900-1200
16th February County Hall  0900-1200
23rd February County Hall  0900-1200
2nd March 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.

Sunday 29th September:  Plank Race at County Hall (cancelled due to meteorological inclemency)

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: A.G.M.
Venue is Perdiswell Young People's Club, Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 7SN. Proceedings will start at 1000 prompt.

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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