Some old photos have recently come to light taken at Springbok during the early days of our club. I think the staging in evidence has been replaced twice! The background is interesting in so far as how small the trees are and how little vegetation there was. Does anyone recognise any of the people present?
Club is affiliated to the Model Yachting Association (MYA)
Springbok Lake 29th January on a wet morning with 2 anglers on vigil
YouTube video of an Alfold Show in the distant past when social contacts unimaginable today were still allowed!
Latest picture of Starlet
Mike has been busy working on his new Starlet again, the yacht that seems to be taking the club by storm. This one is a little special I think as he is clearly installing some indoor plumbing for the installation of a WC or perhaps a working galley. Mike pretends it is for routing some control lines which seems most unlikely.
Pete Shires has been busy working on his Starlet and sends us the following report:
I have just cast the 2 keel weights for my Starlet. Having cast weights in the past and had no problems I know that others may find it difficult. If someone wants help in casting I am offering to cast their Starlet keels. This offer is for Springbok members only. I am going into mass production!
I use a large gas bottle which I get refilled which is so much easier.
ps: They will also have to supply some lead (about 5lbs).
Anyone wishing to avail themselves of Pete’s generous offer kindly let me know please.
Happy New Year. Boating suspended once again due to Covid
New steps done!
Wednesday 4th November - last day before second lockdown
New hard standing - work in progress September 2020
Our new shed
Following the unceremonious eviction from our shed, and the unsatisfactory alternative arrangements offered, we have gone ahead and purchased and today erected our our new shed. Here is a picture of work in progress:
Most of the work is complete and will be concluded on Wednesday. Special thanks go to Mike Tidy, Richard Crew and Peter Shires whose efforts over a long day were outstanding. Our immediate local resident (pictured in the foreground) also helped out throughout the day with his wife providing refreshments in the high temperatures recorded.
The Geoff Millichamp memorial regatta 2020
The Geoff Millichamp Memorial Regatta was sailed in DF65 model racing yachts last Friday in brilliant hot sunshine in a decent if erratic breeze. Turnout was down on last year but two heats were sailed in the morning, each with 4 yachts, followed by the finals after lunch.
Thanks must be given to Peter Martin for his unflinchingly honest stewardship resulting in me being awarded first prize! This was after 3 races with one discard. The result for second place was so tight it had to be shared between Steve Hill and Richard Crew. Following on from this was Mike Tidy and then Richard Norman.
Last years winner Richard Crew awarded the trophy in the absence of the invited dignitaries who had better things to do with their time.
A most enjoyable, if slightly exhausting day in the heat was had by all the participants prepared to offer an opinion. Here is the winner accepting the trophy in the time honoured tradition.