Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                    2019
Last site update: Sunday 17.03.19  (MJD: 58559)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters

SAILING VENUE next Sunday, 24th March
Sailing on Sunday 24th March will be at County Hall, 0900-1200.

As most of you know, our Hon Assistant Newsletter Editor (Young Alan Gregory) has been beavering away since crack-of-dawn on Boxing Day putting together a bumper edition spring newsletter.
His 49-page magnum opus is now available to download by clicking here.

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!

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! 

CLUB SAFETY RULES (updated December 2017)
Can be viewed here 
Please read and familiarise yourself with them.

LAKESIDE SAFETY RULES (from January 2019)
Can be viewed here
Please read and familiarise yourself with them.

Sailing venues  March, April, May and June:

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 County Hall  0900-1200 (not Lakeside; it's Easter Sunday)
28th April Lakeside  1000-1200
5th May Lakeside  1000-1200
6th May (Monday) Vines Park, St. Richard's Canal Festival
12th May County Hall  0900-1200 (also National Vintage Communications Fair - see here)
19th May Lakeside  1000-1200 
26th May County Hall  0900-1200
2nd June Lakeside  1000-1200
9th June Bodenham Arboretum display day 1000-1600
16th June Lakeside  1000-1200
23rd June County Hall  0900-1200
30th June 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.

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

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)
Assistant Newsletter Editor - Alan Gregory (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!

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