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Club events 2017

On this page we try to bring you the forcoming events that we are either holding or attending

03-June-2017 04-June-2017

We attended the annual show held by CADMA (Conisbrough & District Modelling Association) which ahs be held at the deaf school in Doncaster for the past few years, a wonderfull site with easy access. This year was no exception with a good turn out from model boat clubs and plenty of traiders to support re-stocking of our sheds. We shared a full length of the hall with the Vintage model Yachts, represented by gareth & Elisabeth Jones who are also members of GMBC so we had a varied display of models from very large yachts, passenger ferries, tugs,barges,coasters, pilot boats and motor launches to ducks, we also had a diorama from Ishmael Holland who won the junior section competition held by CADMA.

19th March 2017

On this day a solo member from Goole braved the elements and traveled to Laytham where york MBC were holding their spring regatta, the day was very windy with showers predicted during the day, but a large turnout from the York members made the day very enjoyable. The facilities on offer were great , with a good lobby where hot food could be processed and a large tent for showing off models, but the best thing for me was the POD, a large circular dome with an open section facing the lake, and a very welcome wood burner stove in the center. Due to the remoteness of the lake power is from low voltage and solar panels along with gas cylinders for cooking, but this was more than adaquate and everyone had a good time. As the day went on there was an incident where one of the models succumbed to the wind and waves on the lake and lost its grip on the surface and headed to the bottom , the owner and recovery boat were on the scene nad the model was recovered from a good 5ft of water. Luckily myself and others were there to capture the recovery in all its glory.

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the club also have a very good heavy duty launching system, and i managed to get a short video of this in action.

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The big day arived and members were in attendance setting out the club's stall, this year we were 1 table short but this didnt put us off and a flotilla of boats was organised with 14 completed boats and 2 under construction on display. A big thank you to all who attended and helped at the stall.

Peter Holand and his son Ishmael

Andrew Richie keeping things in order.

Peter Shipley and Bob Fowler .

Gareth and Elizabeth Jones with Gary and Judith Warrander.

Ishmael in the forground checking on the clubs video.

Our first event for 2017 will be the hobbies exhibition, this is an annual event which we attend and also put on a display to show off our hobby.

This years show will be on the 4th of March at the leisure center in Goole (North St, Goole DN14 5QX). Last year we won the trophy for the best stand and this year with fresh models we are hoping to keep it for the second year, but whatever happens i am sure the day will be a success and everyone will enjoy it.

The exhibition gives groups from a wide range of hobbies and crafts, as well as organisations chance to show the public what they do, and in previousshow's these have ranged from vintage motorcycles to archery and arts and crafts, with both air,sea and land radio control models. So there is something for all the family along with a caffe on the first floor serving hot and cold food.

The doors open to the public at 10am-4pm, see you there.

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