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The Lake & Patio PatioWelcome to the Rugeley Model Boat Club, at our home at Manor Park Sailing Club, near Kings Bromley, Staffordshire. (We used to sail at Rugeley Power Station until it closed in March 2017!)

Latest News

DUE to snow and ice the "Presentation Tea" will now be held on Monday 6th December 2021.

Radio Sailing has returned to normal. Refer to our 2021 updated programme and sailing times - click on Programme on left of this page. Yacht racing for 2021 has finished and we are pleased to announce that :-
   Eur. Ing. Martin Waller has won the Cyril Horobin Yachting Trophy for DF95,
   David Marsh has won the Brian Rogers Challenge Trophy for Victoria.
        (See the full results at Yachts & Racing on left of this page.)

WHO ARE WE?

We are a small friendly club that sail both radio controlled scale models and yachts on this beautiful lake. We share the facilities with another Model Yacht Association club, the main dinghy sailors, cubs, scouts and other affiliated groups enjoying the three big lakes, all river water lakes ( The River Trent passes through the lakes.)

WHAT DO WE SAIL?

YachtersWe principally sail the well-balanced DragonFlite 95's (DF95) yachts as they are very suited to the winds at our lake. A few members still sail the kit-built yacht class known Victoria's, but they prefer lighter winds, such as those found at our former lake at Rugeley Power Station. We have regular informal heats during the summer, competing for our RMBC annual trophies - great fun. Click on Yachts & Racing on left. See picture on right of some our members with their DF95s.

AMBC RMBC Day

One of the more enjoyable events is our annual meet with our friends from the Aldridge Model Boat Club. We first got to know them, many years ago in our Power Station days, when they were the former "Sandwell & Dudley" club. This friendly competitive day is great fun, and the concentration of sailors at our first of the 2021 "meets" is shown on left. 14th June was again a lovely hot memorable day, not only for Jackie's bacon rolls for lunch from the new MPSC galley, but for the 10 Victoria yachts competing in eight heats - The results of the 2021 meet are shown at Yachts & Racing. The trophy winner was Les Prew.

In calm weather we also sail our scale models, often built from scratch with fine details, often including "lights, smoke & horn!" Click on our Member's Models on left side to view some. We also have a couple of medium-fast electric model boats sailed. Rescue boat

Our members have great confidence when sailing knowing that their models can always be recovered. Our rescue boat, shared with the other Radio Sailing Club, shown on the right, was bought with a fantastic grant from the Post Code Lottery Local fund - Thank you.

WHEN DO WE SAIL?

We sail nearly every Monday afternoon, throughout the year, often including Bank Holiday Mondays, and usually meet up with our sandwiches and a flask about 1230, have a sit down and chat in the clubhouse, then go on the water. We finish about 15.30 but we will often stay later in the summer. We have almost unrestricted access to the water on Mondays.

HOW DO I JOIN?

Make contact with us first, to arrange entry to the gated road, or try on a Monday, come along and see for yourself. Members pay a small subscription to our club, essentially to cover the required model boat insurance, but you need to join the main sailing club as category "radio sailor" first. See link "How to Join" on left of this web page.

A common question is "What's the difference between the two model yacht clubs?" The MPRSC use more sophisticated and much more expensive yachts, enter and host both National and International competitions, and go by the strict MYA rule-book! At RMBC we are much more laid back and just enjoy our sailing - We often quote "We go round buoys; so if you touch boats near a buoy - what's the problem?" }
The Clubhouse The Galley
Last updated :
29th November 2021

email us at enquiries@rugeleymodelclub.org.uk
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