Thursday, 22 September 2016

This week at the lake, 20.9.16.

This week at the lake, 20.9.16.

This week at the lake the weather has been beautiful for the time of the year, perhaps not as windy for the yacht sailors, but you can't have everything, would be nice if you could but that might be a bit boring after a while hey.



Buttie and equipment bags and the odd flasks cluttering up the benches, no wonder there's no room for boats!, the yachts are too big to be rigged on the bench though aren't they. 

A few of the members present on the day, full of bacon and sausage butties.



Al the comm's "Dog Boat"

Took yards and yards of planking for the deck on this one.

Remember Trevor's "A" class yacht "Shere Khan" which had a metallic deck?, 

Its been refurbished and now has a more traditional look to it, I thought it looked good before, there again I'm known for my liking off a bit of bling on my boats!.

Little and Large,
 I even had my MicroMagic out with the big boys!.
Not many of these about on this side of the country, but plenty of them on the east coast where they are used for racing, same as we race Fiesta's, cheaper too.

"Don't even think about touching the boats or equipment" or "I'll have your arm off" 

And who's been throwing their dummy out of the pram, any idea's?, all answers in a plain brown envelope to Al the Comm!!, only kidding!.


Watch this space!.
Next post, Al the Comm's visit to Bourneville, no not the chocolate factory, the Model submarine event!
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Next events

1500     24th September    Saturday Time Trials  Landing Stage
2000    28th September  Wednesday        Club night      Clubhouse


        
                                     October at Bugsworth Basin  
               Watch this space for Dates and Details of the event.
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     1500    1st October      Saturday           Club 500 Racing          Landing stage
1000    2nd October            Sunday            Fiesta Racing              Landing stage


2000       12th October      Wednesday    HOT POT AND QUIZ       Clubhouse   





Monday, 5 September 2016

Fiesta report 4.9.2016.

Fiesta report 4.9.2016.

Hi to you all.

Fiesta result for 4th, of September 2016

We had some wind for a change.  Weather OK.  Seven came to sail , welcome to two new sailors Adrian Pearce and Ken Speakman.

Trevor Redford 1st, Terry Miles 2nd, David Lee 3nd, Andy Spencer  4th,   Adrian Pearce 5th, George Taylor 6th.  Ken Speakman 7th.

See you all next month

David Lee.

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Next Events

 1100   11th September    Sunday         Commodore’s Challenge     Landing Stage


2000   14th Sepember      Wednesday      AUCTION NIGHT       Clubhouse
                                                   AUCTION NIGHT   
                              BADGES MUST BE WORN for ADMISSION

1100     18th September  Sunday     Steering Comp      Landing stage
1500     24th September    Saturday Time Trials  Landing Stage
2000    28th September  Wednesday        Club night      Clubhouse
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Monday, 29 August 2016

Haydock show 2016

Haydock show 2016.

Report from Al the Comm on the show at Haydock this weekend!.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Towing again.

Towing again.

On my last post I suggested that one of the tugs would be able to tow someone in the rescue boat!.

Member Andy Quick sent me this item this week!.


Last Monday UK-based Mick Carroll was passing through the town of Market Drayton when he spotted an unusual sight – a man cruising down the canal with the help of a tiny remote-controlled tug boat.
Carroll took a picture of the scene and posted it to Facebook with the caption: “Dont ya just love eccentric’s. Seen this fella as we were passin thru Market Drayton gettin pulled along by a remote control tug. Brilliant.” According to the Facebook post, as the man cruised passed him, he shouted: “Just when you thought you’d seen everything!” Ah. Genius.

Thanks for the item, Andy!.
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Next events
   27th -   28th August,    Haydock Park Model Boat Show  
Theme –   Ships of the Mersey              Haydock Park. Club Stand. 
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1500        27th August      Saturday       Time Trials                      Landing Stage
1900       31st August       Wednesday    Club 500 Racing             Landing Stage
1500       3rd September    Saturday        Club 500 Racing             Landing Stage
1000        4th September   Sunday           Fiesta Racing                   Landing stage

1100   11th September    Sunday         Commodore’s Challenge     Landing Stage


2000   14th Sepember      Wednesday      AUCTION NIGHT       Clubhouse
                                                   AUCTION NIGHT   
                              BADGES MUST BE WORN for ADMISSION

Monday, 22 August 2016

Towing comes to Etherow!.

Towing comes to Etherow!.

Thursday at Etherow (18.8.16) saw a nice big boat that a friend of Garth's had bought from down in Norwich!.
As you can see it's split down the middle for better handling and transporting, I was told that there had been a middle section making a total length of 12ft but the seller had already sold the middle section?, who would want just the middle section I ask myself, perhaps someone is going to re-enact the D-Day landings with a Mulberry Dock hey!.
Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite for a new venture at the lake perhaps!.
I've even refurbished my Wyeforce over the last couple of days as I'm all for a new venture at Etherow, perhaps if the chap doesn't bring it again, it will have created an interest for towing.
Not everyone's cup of tea, but it's a club for all sorts and interests, perhaps on different days that the Steering/Yachting and fast electrics!.

Getting started, fills with water so you don't have a great heavy weight to lug around!.



Here comes "Retriever" to add a bit more power.




Here comes the big one!, you could sit in the rescue boat and this one would pull you round the lake!


No problem!.

There you have it, a nice change on the day, not everyone's cup of tea but what a terrible world it would be if we were all the same.

Last but not least there were these couple of nice boats being sailed by a family, which is another nice thing to see on the landing stage, where is the future Committee coming from without new blood in the hobby, nice to see youngsters out and about instead of in front of the telly!.


A blast from the past, me with Bob Abell's, "Jeanie Deans" and look who is in the back ground Charlie Ricardo!, he was a nice chap!.




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Next events.


2000        24th August  Wednesday           Club house and  Landing Stage 
              Evening Sail and BBQ             

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              27th -   28th August,    Haydock Park Model Boat Show  
Theme –   Ships of the Mersey  Haydock Park. 
Club Stand. 
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1500        27th August      Saturday       Time Trials      Landing Stage
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What is a woodpecker without a beak?.
A headbanger!.

What did the corpse say when they lowered his coffin into the wrong hole?.
"Your making a grave mistake!"
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That's it folks.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Tuesday afternoon,16.8.2016

Tuesday afternoon,16.8.2016.

Tuesday afternoon was a nice sunny day and there were a few sailors there after the usual Tuesday sailors had gone home!.

Here is Norman with his patent launcher


A nearer view in case you fancy one yourself!


And another of his nice naval ships, is it right calling a naval ship nice!.


There was also his mate Irvin that always comes with him on the days they attend.

His boat a nice ocean going tug.

John has got another boat nearly completed but there were a few teething problems, but with his expertise he soon had it running nicely even though it was not to his usual speed.



But this one of his, is fast!!!.

Will get a complete picture of his new boat for you next time I see him at the lake, you will be thrilled to see how well it sits on the water.
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Next events.

1100      21st August    Sunday                  Steering Comp            Landing stage

2000        24th August  Wednesday           Club house and  Landing Stage 
              Evening Sail and BBQ             

Monday, 8 August 2016

Fiesta report 7/8/2016.


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