Besides the main four competition sections (IOM yachts, small yachts, fast electric racing and the Scale Challenge series) we also have a large variety of other marine RC models which will often been seen on the lake from time to time. These vary from a wide range of models including tugs, ships, working boats, cruisers, patrol boats, amphibious ducks, ribbed inflatables, steam launches, landing crafts, wet bikes, submarines and on the odd occasions hovercrafts!
The club holds a few “Free Sail & Scale” meetings on Sunday mornings 9.30am to 12pm – see Calendar page for actual dates. These meeting are for members with any scale or sail (yacht) boat BUT not for any Fast Electric or speed boat. There will be no markers on the lake, no point scoring, etc, just a chance for members to float their boats on the lake along with other like-minded members.
Sunday 11th July 2021
Report by Howard Ashenden, Photos by Russ Chilcott
Today saw the first free sail meeting this year. I have been a little apprehensive about how many would attend and if the weather was going to be ok. It turned out to be very well attended with 16 members sailing boats of all types and sizes, and with the weather staying dry until a very light shower that was not enough to wet the ground at just before 11.30.
There was a light breeze in the middle of the lake for the sail boats and calmer water at the ramp for the scale boats, I think the general opinion was that it was a most enjoyable morning and I thought that seeing so many different types of craft just pottering around the lake in every direction was quite an impressive sight.
If you looked away from the water it was also good to see all the skippers chatting to one another sharing thoughts and ideas.
The next free sail is on the 8th of August 9.30 to 12.00. I am looking forward to it already.
Selection from past meetings;