Warminster Model Boat Club Newsletter June 2019

You would have read in Richards summary of the recent Questionnaire that the desire to have a club newsletter thought to be a good idea, so with that here is my first attempt to get things going. I’m hoping to produce 4 of these per year and as it is called a Newsletter the one thing I will need is news. Therefore if anyone has news of an event or new build/restoration project or indeed anything newsworthy for our interests, please pass it on and will try to include it in the following issue.

What so far/ well the club has been quite active in the area of shows as you would have read in the reports from Richard and John, the latest being at The Drifters site at Collett Park in Shepton Mallet .
Diary dates for future events start with our next open day on August 11 th then quite a busy September with our AGM on the 5 th , the Warminster Carnival fun day on the 8th; Westbury model engineering show on the 14 th ; Crockerton Garden centre on the 21 st /22 nd and the helping out the drifters at Bovington Tank Museum on the 29 th .

A few weeks ago Jon Kitley and I had our conducted tour of the All Weather Lifeboat Centre ant the RNLI College in Poole. Very interesting and for me, having been in engineering manufacturing all my working life, to see the way they have embraced modern manufacturing techniques was very interesting. We have a block booking of 12 places on Saturday 26 th October. John has a list of names of those who expressed an interest and we will be contacted by the RNLI for confirmation of numbers and pre payment approx. 10 days before hand. The cost to do both tours on that day ( ALC followed by the College) is £12.50. When the time comes payment to Richard please and he will do a single payment to Poole.

There are a couple of dates when we will forego our sailing at the lake due to other events. The Inspire Warminster music event is on Sunday 7 th July and the Warminster Carnival Chase 3k & 10K runs are on Sunday 1 st September.

Our history books tell us that 2020 is the anniversary year of a couple of sailing events. Firstly in August 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to America and in 1960 Sir Francis Chichester won the first Solo transatlantic Yacht race. What about having those as a theme for one of our open days next year? Your thoughts and ideas please.

The local cubs and scouts have been in contact with a though to have a model boating interest for them. Some ideas on how we might involve them would be useful. There is a class of small yacht’s called ‘footy’ class. These are 12” long boats with one unstayed mast that can be free sailing or maybe some small electronics for rudder.
Might be of interest to you. Different anyway
That’s all I have for this quarter. Don’t forget to pass on any news.