Burton & District Model Boat Club

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About the Club, and Membership Information

The Burton and District Model Boat Club was formed in 1979 with an initial membership of five.

In 1988 following a six month trial the then East Staffordshire District Council Leisure and General Purposes Committee granted permission for members to use the North Bay at Branston Water Park.

Members build and sail all types of Model Boats including Steam, Electric, Power Boats, Yachts and Scale Models, and also take part in events all around the Country. Many Club events and shows are undertaken throughout the year and all members are invited to take part in them. A Quarterly newsletter is also distributed to all members.

The Club meets at Branston Water Park every Tuesday evening from April to the end of September. The Water Park is signposted from the A38 Derby - Litchfield Road. The yachting members are often to be found on the water on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday mornings also. Details of our events can also be found on the notice board on the side of the visitors centre in the park (vandals permitting!)..

On the first Wednesday of each month we meet at the Woodville Snooker Club at 19:30hrs (Click here for Map and use "get directions"). Visitors are always welcome at either venue.

There is a wealth of help and advice available to all members and should you require any further information any club member will be pleased to help.

The Club year runs from 1st January until 31st December and membership fees are payable for all or part of that period. New members joining between 1st October and 31st December will receive membership until the end of the following year.

Please note that whilst we can arrange membership of the MPBA or the MYA, these are not required. The club's insurance gives you the same cover as does that provided by these organisations. You should request this membership only if you want the additional benefits this membership may bring.

Membership Fees for 2018

Full Sailing

Adult 19.00

Senior Citizens ( 65 and over) 16.00

Registered Disabled 16.00

Junior (17 and under on 31/12/2018) 6.00

Family Membership - Where two or more members live at the same address and join the club at the same time, concessionary insurance rates are available and the following membership fees apply for each family member.

Adult (Family) 15.25

Senior Citizens ( 65 and over - Family) 13.00

Registered Disabled (Family) 13.00

Junior ( see above - Family) 4.15

Non Sailing Members

Adult 9.00

Junior (17 and under on 31/12/2018) No Charge

Membership of other associations

MPBA (Model Power Boat Association / Adult) 22.00

MYA (Model Yachting Association / Person) 5.00 (10 with Acquaint Newsletter)

If you would like to join this friendly and active club you can:-

Download 2018 membership form
(in PDF Format) a membership form to complete and mail in. Please read the Club Rules before applying to join.

Or  to send an e-mail with your name and a postal address. We will then send you a membership form.

Alternatively, come along to the Water Park any Tuesday evening from April to September. Ask for a committee member who will be happy to answer any questions. You are also most welcome to visit our 'Club Night' on Wednesday of every second month from February onwards.