Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                       2018
Last site update: Friday 20.07.18  (MJD: 58319)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters.

SAILING VENUE - Sunday 22nd July
As an alternative to County Hall this coming Sunday, Bodenham Arboretum is available from 10.00 for those who would prefer it.


  For many months now the DSMBC artistic cognoscenti  have been locked away in a darkened room designing a new logo to be used on future club togs.  Here's the result. 
If you would like a polo shirt, tee-shirt, fleece or whatever adorned with this logo there's a very specific process for obtaining it.  Firstly you have to present yourself in person at the supplier's premises: Focal Image, 45-47A Broad Street, Bromsgrove B61 8LL, and show your DSMBC membership badge.  You can then choose and pay for whatever garment(s) you want. They will take a few days to make, then you can either collect them yourself or let Trevor Coveney (trevorcamping72(at)gmail.com or 01527 876870) know and he will collect them for you. Available garments can be browsed on Focal's website
http://www.focalimage.co.uk    Please note that Focal will embroider logos only on garments they have provided.

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  May, June, July and August 2018:

13th May

County Hall  0900-1200 

20th May Lakeside  1000-1200    
27th May County Hall  0900-1200
3rd June Lakeside  1000-1200
10th June Bodenham Arboretum display day
17th June County Hall  0900-1200 
24th June County Hall  0900-1200
1st July Bodenham Arboretum
8th July County Hall  0900-1200 
15th July County Hall  0900-1200
22nd July County Hall  0900-1200 (or Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200)
29th July County Hall  0900-1200
5th August Bodenham Arboretum (from 10:00)
12th August Worcester Show, Gheluvelt Park (see Events section below)
19th August Bodenham Arboretum (from 10:00)

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, just as they would be on a scheduled County Hall date.

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

  University of Worcester Lakeside Campus                                                                                     photo:  Alan Gregory



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

Friday 9th March:  Skittles evening

♣  Saturday 6th May:  St. Richard's Canal Festival

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May:  Beale Park

Saturday 12th May:  Knightcote Lifeboat Day

Sunday 10th June:  Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 10th June:  Knightcote Open Day

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6th, 7th and 8th July:  Hereford Society of Model Engineers Summer steam-up and boating regatta

Sunday 8th July:  Knightcote Navy Day

Wednesday 25th July: Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers
Another chance to 'play trains' with our friends at the B.S.M.E.  Start time is 6.30pm. Refreshments will be available.

Friday 27th July:  Summer Skittles evening
The skittles evening in March was a great success, so we thought we'd have another in the summer, and with luck the date won't have to be postponed due to deep snowdrifts:-)
Venue will be as before: The Portobello Inn, Bransford Road, Worcester WR2 4EZ.  Start time is 1900.  Tickets from Andrea at the poolside: 7.50, to include the usual excellent buffet supper.

Sunday 12th August:  Worcester Show at Gheluvelt Park
Be there for 09:30 to set up boats; cars have to be off the field by 10:00.

Sunday 9th September:  Droitwich Salt Fest
Venue is Vines Park.  Details TBA.

Sunday 23rd September:  The 2018 Plank Race
Venue is County Hall.  It's a long time since we've held a Plank race; last year we had to cancel it because County Hall was closed.  Click here to see the rules.  For photos of previous race entries, scroll down to the bottom of this page, click on the link to Tony Holt's model boating site and when it opens click on 'DSMBC Events'.  There are several pages of excellent photos of Plank races from previous years.

Sunday 14th October:  Bodenham Arboretum
This will be one of our 'display' days, as run last year.  We will put on a display of boats and sail as many of them as possible!  Times are 1000-1600, so either bring some lunch or buy it in the restaurant,  You don't have to stay all day if you don't want:-)

Thursday 8th November:  International Model Boat Show Rig Day

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

Sunday 25th November: AGM
Venue: Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club, WR3 7SN, room number Activity 5 (same venue as last year)  Please arrive from 09:30 for a 10:00 prompt start.

2018  Committee

Your committee members until November 2018 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)



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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