Burton & District Model Boat Club provide facilities and support for most types of boat modellers, static, scale, yachting, etc. Our sailing water at Branston is not suitable for straight running, and we try to limit high speed IC boats to a few special events in the year as the water is also a nature reserve.
The 2019 Membership Form is now available on this site.
Previous issues (from December 2010) can be found here.
On this site you will find membership details, a copy of our Club Rules and also details of the current Committee.
As with many similar Clubs ours has seen the gradual decline of it’s membership due to the older original members sadly passing on and not being replaced by the younger generation who are not prepared to devote the time required to build a model boat; we have also had the additional problem of the quality of our sailing water at Branston. The regular bi-monthly meetings at Woodville became attended to by only the Committee members so have now been cancelled. At the 2018 AGM both Mark and Reg retired from their respective positions as Chairman and Treasurer, the Club owes them both a great deal for all the efforts they have put in over the years and for which I’m sure we would all like to give the a big “Thank You”.
In order to keep the Club alive Peter took up the post of Chairman and Joe took responsibility of both Treasurer and Secretary – both Membership and Events. In order to run on a much smaller budget the Club will be operated in a very simple manner – their will be no formal, regular meetings. Joe will send a Financial Statement to all members each December.
Currently the Club has a healthy bank balance and if necessary will subsidise Membership to keep the Club going.
There is still a very active group of “yachters” who, weather permitting, sail on a Tuesday, Friday and Sunday morning and a small group of “Scale” modellers who exhibit at one or two shows a year and occasionally sail at Branston.
Please contact Peter or Joe if you want further information on either group.
The sailing waters remain available to members all year but DON'T FORGET from 1st October to 1st April the Water Park closes at 5pm. Our yachting members normally sail on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday mornings.
Photos supplied by Neil Barnard, Peter Hubbard and Barrie Whiteley
If you have any questions or would like further details of the club please use the contact information on the Committee Page or to send an eMail.
Last Updated 20/03/2019 21:19