Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                       2018
Last site update: Sunday 14.01.18  (MJD: 58132)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters.

Many thanks to those who came armed with some cash for the sale of Bob Lee's modelling items on Sunday 14th January.  The total amount raised from his railway and model boat items was 1,320, of which 132 will come to the club.  The remainder will go Bob's Granddaughter, Zoe, who is currently working for her Ph.D.  I'm sure she will be able to put the money to very good use, and Bob must be smiling from his cloud that we have done her so proud.  Our thanks must go to Alan Gregory, who managed the sale from concept to finality with his customary skill and diligence - thank you, Alan!

Ex-member Nigel Dale has a couple of boats for sale:
A Brixham trawler - click here for details, and
'Emily' - a fishing boat - click here for details [the 'Emily' page doesn't include a price; he's asking 200]
Nigel plans to deliver the boats to Alan Gregory (alangregory601947(at)gmail.com) on Monday 22nd January, so if you're interested please contact Alan to arrange to view them.

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.  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!  Disinfection is particularly important now that we are back at County Hall.

CLUB SAFETY RULES (updated December 2017)
The DSMBC Safety Rules have been updated to reflect recent changes and developments.  Please read and familiarise yourself with them.  They can be viewed here


Sailing venues   January, February, March 2018:

7th January

Lakeside*  1000-1200

14th January County Hall  0900-1200
21st January Lakeside  1000-1200
28th January County Hall  0900-1200
4th February Lakeside  1000-1200
11th February County Hall  0900-1200
18th February Lakeside 1000-1200
25th February County Hall  0900-1200 
4th March Lakeside  1000-1200
11th March County Hall  0900-1200 
18th March Lakeside  1000-1200
25th March County Hall  0900-1200
1st April Lakeside  1000-1200
* the place we used to know as 'Top Barn' is now called 'Worcester University Lakeside' or
just 'Lakeside' for short, and that's how it will appear in this list from now on.

County Hall is available every Sunday if you'd prefer to sail there rather than at Lakeside.
If you sail at County Hall on these dates it is essential that boat hulls are properly disinfected, just as they would be on a scheduled County Hall date.

 Bodenham Arboretum                                               photo: Trevor Coveney (The 2017 photographic competition winning photo)


Events for 2018

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 red 'club' symbol are meetings at which we have a manned club stand.

Friday 2nd March:  Skittles evening
At the Portobello Inn, 139 Bransford Road, Worcester WR2 4EZ starting at 1900 hrs.
Cost is 7.50 per head, to include the usual generous buffet supper. 
Money to Andrea Povey poolside as soon as possible, please.

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May:  Beale Park

Saturday 12th May:  Knightcote Lifeboat Day

Sunday 10th June:  Knightcote Open Day

Sunday 8th July:  Knightcote Navy Day

Thursday 8th November:  International Model Boat Show Rig Day

Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November:  International Model Boat Show

2018  Committee

Your committee members until November 2018 are:

Chairman - Trevor Coveney
                    (trevorcamping72@gmail.com   Tel: 01527 876870)
Secretary - Graham Povey
                    (graspov@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)



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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!

Droitwich Spa Model Boat Club 2018