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                            2024 is the 50th Anniversary of                            

                     THE POTTERIES MODEL BOAL CLUB.                      

   Do you have any early memories or photos you wish to share?    

 If so please send to potteriesmbc@gmail.com   -  Facebook group 

 

"Rudyard Lake Sailing Club (Reacliffe Road, ST13 8RS) have invited us to sail with them on Sunday 21st July. 

 

Their dinghy sailors will be at Abersoch racing so no other boats in the way except maybe a few social sailors but they shouldn’t be a problem. The invitation has also gone out to the Crewe Club and another 4 model boat clubs in the area. 

 

The invitation is for all members with DF65, 95 and One Metre racing yachts and racing may be arranged for anyone with one of those class yachts who wants to take part. 

 

In addition, the invitation is also for scale model boats - powered and sail - but because of restrictions made by the overall sailing club (not just the RC racing section) then fast electric boats are not included in the invitation although scale MTB’s, RAF Watercraft and the like would be okay but definitely not anything that zooms about like even a slightly scalded feline!

 

Launching and recovery of boats is via a large pontoon normally used by the dinghy sailers and anyone stepping onto the pontoon must wear a buoyancy aid. Not a problem if you don’t have one, buoyancy aids will be available to borrow on the day. 

 

Sailing would start at around 11am and run until about 4pm. The club has an excellent cafe and it charges usual cafe prices. A picnic lunch might be a good idea but if you bring a teabag or some coffee you should be able to have a mug of boiling water and some milk added for £1 ! Thats what I normally do. The club house has the usual toilet facilities of course. 

 

Pedestrian access to the 2 storey club house is via the top road or the car park lower down. There is a lift for the use of people with disabilities but it might be useable to get boats from cars parked on the top road down to the club house bottom floor and then out down to the lake.  Access to the lake is down maybe 10-12 steps next to the dinghy park and then down to the pontoons. Assistance can be given with larger models

 

Could be a fun social sailing day somewhere different? 

 

Rudyard’s idea is to bring similar minded people together for a social sail at a lovely venue and generally have a relaxed but enjoyable day. They aren’t trying to poach our members - unless you want to race DF95 yachts there! "

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 Next Club Meeting:-
                   Wednesday 04. September 2024 - AGM                                 
        Tuesday 03. December 2024 - Christmas Meeting                          

Committee meeting dates:

22. April 2024

22. July 2024

28. October 2024

27. January 2025

to be held at 25 Meakin Close, Congleton. CW12 3TG

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