Spring Evening Sail
The club held its first evening sailing session in September 2009. This was a great success, with perfect weather and a well organised supply of free refreshments throughout the night. There are not many model boat clubs who have sole access to a secure site and are able to sail any time and any day. Goole Model Boat Club are lucky in this respect and the unique arrangement with Associated British Ports and the Waterways Museum allows the club to organise events such as this. A large number of visitors from other model boat clubs came along to sample the experience and see their models sailing in the dusk and darkness with their lights blazing.
The club decided to repeat this event in May 2010 and once again were rewarded with a fine evenings sailing. This time the weather was not quite so kind, being windy and cold but at least it kept dry. The ladies of the club once again provided refreshments in the form of beefburgers, sausages, chips, tea, coffee and cakes. Darran Newman constructed an extensive harbour complete with a model of the number 5 coal hoist. There were not quite as many visitors from other clubs but the event was well attended. Probably the star of the show was Graham Voss's aircraft carrier HMS Indifference which sailed around most of the evening, complete with lights, sounds, patriotic tunes and as a grand finale, fireworks.
A typical GMBC scene, one person sailing and two others providing advice.
Part of Darrans Harbour complete with boat hoist.
Here's Darran admiring his own handiwork (and being given advice by two other people)
Elizabeth Jones's Springer 'Knight Sailer' demonstrates a different interpretation of night sailing.
Graham Voss's magnificent aircraft carrier HMS Indifference
And the grand finale when HMS Indifference fired off a salvo of rockets.