Gloucester and District 
Model Boat Club

Martin’s Old style Pond Yacht modernised by the fitting of Radio Control of the rudder and sails, very deep keel has to launch from  pier used by Sailing for the Disabled.

Mike D’s Schooner

Moonbeam yaght


Image19Trevor’s Thames Barge sailing at Over


Just a four of the clubs 28 and counting Micro Magic’s pictured here. They have become so popular with the club members that a small racing event is held on Friday afternoons, see the club calendar for more details.


 Three Masted Yacht ,  twelve solar panels provide power for rudder servo control. Owner Matthew G

Image22Ted & Mike B’s Marblehead yachts & Gerry & Peter’s 1 metre Yachts practicing at our Clubs Private Waters 24/ 10/ 10.


Give Brian G a plastic barrel and see what he can make out of it competition! Brian in his mini-full size boat at Over (Sept 2010) A bit of fun – and no, it wasn’t a success mainly because there was no keel/ballast!

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Pictured is some of the clubs 1M yachts racing at our club members exclusive sailing waters.

Image30This is Johns, Shazam Footy Class yacht that won the 2006 National Chris Dicks Award.  This 12″ (30cm) yacht concept was first suggested at the 1999 Weymouth Festival as a standard class suitable for racing at the pavilion pool. Richard Webb devised some rules which were published in M.M.I’s December 2001 issue

Following interest from the Continent, New Zealand and the USA, Roger Stollery of the M.Y.A. technical committee revised these slightly and introduced a simple method of measurement, similar to that of the British 36″ class.

Footy hulls must fit in a box measuring 12″ long, 6″ wide with a depth of 12″. Allowance is made for projecting booms, bumpkins and rudders. Two channel radio is specified, but with no restrictions as to “El cheepo” sets only.

Otherwise designers can allow their imagination free reign and also make use of any materials they choose.

“Shazam”. After making a couple of hard chine hulls in wood, the intention was to move away from their slightly boxy shape and produce a strong, rounded, lightweight hull, which, hopefully, would give a better sailing performance.

Not having the experience to work in G.R.P. (Fibreglass) or vacuum moulding, the hull was made up of five layers of sticky brown paper strips laid over a rock hard balsa plug.  Health warning! Small is very fiddly.


Ted’s lovely New Zealand J class yacht under full sail at The Clubs Private Waters

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Ted and Derrick ‘Goose Winging’ at Saul Junction on a very cold Monday afternoon in January

Mike B’s “Isis” one metre Yacht