Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                    2019
Last site update: Sunday 17.02.19  (MJD: 58531)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook
 

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters
 

SAILING VENUE SUNDAY 24th FEBRUARY
Sailing next Sunday, 24th February, will be at County Hall, 0900-1200.

WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS!
We offer a very warm welcome to the following new members:
Tony and Shirley Judd from Bidford-on-Avon,
Lindsay Bowen from Bromsgrove,
Ray Hawkins from Bromsgrove, and
John Armstrong from Knighton.
Please make yourself known to them as soon as possible and extend our traditional warm welcome. 
We hope they all enjoy many happy years sailing with us!

SKITTLES EVENING
Our first social event of the year! 
To be held on Friday 8th March at the Portobello Inn, 139 Bransford Road, Worcester WR2 4EZ. 
Start time 1900.  Tickets 7.50 each from Andrea Povey poolside.  Ticket price includes the usual comprehensive buffet supper.

RULES FOR SAILING AT LAKESIDE
These rules have been set by the University.  It is therefore essential that we follow them:

1.  Anyone launching, sailing or retrieving a boat on any of the pools must wear a lifejacket.
Many members have their own, and they are available from outdoor shops or the internet at reasonable prices.  Alternatively you can borrow one from the store behind the main building.  Make a mental note where you have taken it from and be sure to return it to exactly the same place.  If the store is locked, find a member of staff.

2.  Car parking at Lakeside should, as far as possible, be on hardcore areas.
If the hardcore area at the small pool is full, park on the grass as close as possible to it.

3.  Do not drive to any other point on the edge of any pool.

4.  Whichever pool you sail on, there must be at least one other person with you who can offer or summon help if you get into difficulty.

CLUB CAPS
There are still a few left, so if you would like one please see Graham or Andrea Povey poolside.

DISINFECTING BOAT HULLS
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.


Sailing venues  February, March, April and May:

24th February County Hall  0900-1200
3rd March Lakeside  1000-1200
10th March County Hall  0900-1200
17th March Lakeside  1000-1200
24th March County Hall  0900-1200
31st March County Hall  0900-1200
7th April Lakeside  1000-1200
14th April County Hall  0900-1200
21st April Lakeside  1000-1200
28th April County Hall  0900-1200
5th May Lakeside  1000-1200
6th May (Monday) Vines Park, St. Richard's Canal Festival
12th May County Hall  0900-1200
19th May Lakeside  1000-1200
26th May County Hall  0900-1200
2nd June Lakeside  1000-1200

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.
To be held at the Portobello Inn, 139 Bransford Road, Worcester WR2 4EZ. 
Start time 1900.  Tickets 7.50 each from Andrea Povey poolside.


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.

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.

Sunday 13th October:  Bodenham Arboretum display day
 (1000-1600)

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)
                                       (poundswick(at)hotmail.com)
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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