Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                       2017
Last site update: Wednesday 21.06.17
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board
A place for notifying members of important matters.

The pool at Crowle is very weed infested and is not currently suitable for sailing.  The Club meeting on Sunday 25th June has therefore been moved to Bodenham Arboretum.  Sailing from 10.00am.


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
20th April:
I'm afraid the latest news is not at all good.  With the arrival of warmer weather the algae levels are increasing again.  Latest figures show that between 9th March and 6th April the algae levels increased substantially.  What Place Partnership plan to do about this is currently unclear, but what is clear is that public access to the pool is unlikely to be restored anytime soon.  In the meantime the Club Committee will continue to arrange alternative sailing sites, and in recent weeks Top Barn has provided some of the most enjoyable yacht sailing that we've experienced in a very long time.

Sailing venues   May, June, July 2017:

14th May Springridge Nursery, Crowle  0930 - 1200 (see below)
21st May Top Barn  09.00 - 12.00
28th May Springridge Nursery, Crowle  0930 - 1200
4th June Top Barn  09.00 - 12.00
11th June Bodenham Arboretum - Club Exhibition (see below)
18th June Top Barn  09.00 - 12.00
25th June Bodenham Arboretum  1000 - 1200 (late change from Crowle)
2nd July Top Barn  09.00 - 12.00
9th July Springridge Nursery, Crowle  0930 - 1200
16th July Top Barn  09.00 - 12.00
23rd July Springridge Nursery, Crowle  0930 - 1200
30th July Springridge Nursery, Crowle  0930 - 1200
6th August Top Barn  09.00 - 12.00

Top Barn Activity Centre                                                                                                                                  photo: Jim Cook


Events for 2017:

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.

Sunday 29th January:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 12th February:  informal gathering at the Countryside Centre Cafe

Sunday 26th February:  sailing at Ockeridge Lake Fishery

Friday 10th March: Skittles evening

Sunday 12th March:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 26th March: sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd April: Coalville Model Boat Show

Sunday 9th April:  sailing at Ockeridge Lake Fishery

Sunday 23rd April:  sailing at Springridge Nursery, Crowle.

Sunday 30th April:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 30th April:  Mid-Thames Model Boat Club open day 10.00 - 17.00

Saturday 13th May: Knightcote Lifeboat Day

Sunday 14th May:  sailing at Springridge Nursery, Crowle, 0930 -1200.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May:  Model Boat Mayhem Weekend

Sunday 11th June:  Club Exhibition and sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 11th June : Knightcote Open Day

Sunday 18th June: King Lear lifeboat day

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

Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th July: Hereford Society of Model Engineers open weekend
Boats, trains and other moving models.  Large pool, ride-on railways (ground level 7 1/4 inch and
5 inch, elevated track for 5 and 3 1/2 inch, gauge 1 garden railway). Teas and light refreshments.
Location is Broomy Hill, Hereford HR4 0LJ. 

Wednesday 26th July: Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers
Model train driving evening at Avoncroft Museum from 18.30

Sunday 30th July: King Lear Friends and Family Day
Watermead Country Park, LE7 1PD. 

♣  Sunday 13th August: Worcester City Flower Show
Our annual model boat display in Gheluvelt Park, Worcester. WR1 3EX

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th August:  Ragley Hall Model Boat Exhibition
Organised by Telford M.B.C.

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August: 28th Model Boat Convention
Venue is Haydock Park Racecourse.  Details on website here: http://www.modelboatconvention.co.uk/

Sunday 20th August:  Club Barbecue at Top Barn

Sunday 27th August: King Lear Warship / Grey Ships Day
Watermead Country Park, LE7 1PD. 

Sunday 10th September :  The return of the PLANK RACE !
(note change of date from 24th September)
Back by popular demand!  You can read the rules here.

If you're looking for inspiration, click on the link at the bottom of this page (to Tony Holt's site).  When it opens, click on the 'DSMBC events' tab at the left-hand side.  You will find numerous plank race photos going back as far as 2007!

Sunday 17th September: Knightcote Club Lunch
Booking required

Sunday 8th October:  Club Exhibition and sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November:  International Model Boat Show
Venue, as usual, is the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN.

Sunday 26th November: Club A.G.M.
Venue is Perdiswell, booked 0930 - 1300


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!

Droitwich Spa Model Boat Club 2017