2021 Corona Virus
We have returned too limited sailing at our venues given the government’s latest guidelines to return to normality by late June. So, provided the infection rate does not change dramatically with the current return for school children in England, these regulations read that, from Monday 29th March 2021 outdoor gatherings of up to six people from different households will once again be permitted under the first step of this return to normality.
With that good news the Club’s officers believe that we can reinstate the booking system for up to six Members per sailing slot at all of our three main sites of Over, Saul Junction and Ploddy by the end of March. The Docks will also be available to individuals who wish to sail there within prevailing government regulations.
Further to this, and providing that hordes of over 30 Club Members and their friends and relatives don’t turn up at our venues, we can take all limits off our venues and resume usual free sailing from Monday 17th May.
The online calendar booking system has been reinstated and will commence taking bookings on Saturday 27th March with first sailing slots on Tuesday 30th March as per the usual system. This will remain in place until Sunday 16th May, after which it should no longer be necessary. There is no change to the system or to the existing link to the online booking system, the link is simply found on Page 2 (calendar) of the Club’s website, www.gdmbc.co.uk or use:
There are 48 slots available each week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday with two sessions each sailing day, from April 21st the Thursday sailing has moved too Wednesday.
the popular ones especially Sunday afternoon book up quickly, however you cannot expect to grab this slot week after week so it may be “rationed” also Fridays will be kept for the sailing boat sailors. Please book on line if you can and then check, online, that you have the slot you want, we cannot expect Bob, who is doing all the work to email you back details, please keep his workload light.
These booking times are for members only, you have been emailed the link above by Bob.
Every Friday – Saul Junction from 1.30pm
Every Saturday afternoon at Gloucester Docks….from 1pm
We sail at Over on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, not on Wednesday anymore.
At the moment due to Corona Virus we limit the number of sailors to 6 with a morning and an afternoon booked sailing slot
Parking on the slipway area at Over is for Blue Badge holders only. Only exception is for quick loading / unloading.
Micro Magic sailing at Over does not stop you sailing your motor boats. Plenty of room for all and a cup of tea as well.
MM racing finishes at 3.15 unless wind, rain, leaves, weeds dictate. Only 7 races are required. Over is available on the remaining half mile of water.
Any changes to these days are noted in the calendar above
Please remember the following points of sailing etiquette and safety.
Always bring and use your frequency peg and aerial protector when sailing.
Take your frequency peg off the frequency board when you switch the TX off, and take it home again!
Limit your time on the water to a half hour session, then check if others would like to use that frequency.
The above points do not apply to 2.4 GHz transmitters.
Weil’s disease – after boating, be safe, clean your hands with an antibacterial wash. Carry some with you.
Retrieving models from far side bank following breakdown.
You MUST always be accompanied by another person and be fully aware of the hazards
Please use the Club Pole to manoeuvre the model to a safe location
Please note this land is private and do NOT damage trees and plant growth
“All fast electrics when in fast mode must keep to the slipway side of the Portakabin and should not be in fast mode if the Swans are in the vicinity”.
. However should there be no slow boats sailing then the fast boats can use the whole of the canal as can the slower ones should there be no fast boats being used. However please respect the Swans and do NOT stress them. They live on the Canal you are merely a visitor.
COMMON SENSE must prevail to prevent further collisions or swamping.