Kingsbury waterpark model boat club.
A large section of the club membership is interested in building, buying and sailing scale and semi scale model ships & boats. The section covers a very wide range of, types, sizes of boats, degrees of skill in building & sailing and of course depth of pockets. So whatever takes your fancy or suits your pocket is catered for and there is a wealth of experience among members who are always available with advice or expertise.
Once a month we also have a fun scale steering event. A course is laid out on the lake with buoys, obstacle and docks to test out all those sailing skills gained. Many a time we
watch a seasoned sailor beaten by the complete novices. So come along and join in the fun. Non competing models also welcome.
Ever since the first model boats it has always been a great drive for modellers to design and build boats that can travel faster and faster even to the point of breaking world records. This has evolved over the years as the fast growing tethered hydro category of model boating.There are several classes 3.5cc 6cc 10cc 15cc 30cc A class for novice and for flash steam. The flash steam boats have achieved 120 mph an incredible sight to see.Tethered hydroplanes started running at Kingsbury Water Park in 1990. We have approximately five regattas per year and cater for all classes including beginners see event list. This section of the club has had many successes at International and World events.
Speak to the Club Hydro rep or have a look at www.onthewire.co.uk
The Yachting Section holds a race day approx once per month.
The fleet is split into two classes, one for boats under 36 inches in length and one for 36 inches and over. Typical boats in the smaller class are Victorias, RG65s and Micro Magics, The larger class is made up of International One Metres, R36s, 10 Raters and Marbleheads or any other class members would like to race.
Race results are recorded for each event identifying the winner of the day in each class. These results go towards deciding a season winner in each class in such a way that even if you cannot attend all the meetings you could still be in with a chance. Non racing yachts also welcome.
Several club members build and run Offshore style models powered by IC (glow motors) from 3.5cc to 15cc, spark ignition (petrol) motors up to 50cc. Boats are designed in the style of full size offshore racing boats (only smaller) and comply with British Model Powerboat Racing Society (BMPRS) rules.
Some club members also participate in a National Race Championship run by British Model Powerboat Racing Society (BMPRS) with Kingsbury normally hosting two of the rounds. To find out more have a look at www.bmprs.co.uk
Free Boating refers to any time when the club boating lake does not have an event scheduled, (see diary). As the title infers the lake is open to all club members to use with any type of model.
However as there is a great variety of model types some of witch it is not a good idea to run on the lake at the same time, for example large fast offshore model and small scale model so members are asked to consider other members and model types present.
If a number of different model types are present the normal practice is to sail with one type for approximately twenty minutes and then change over for a period. This approach works well and ensures all club members have an equal opportunity to enjoy any type of boating. This is self policing, relying on club members present to agree a schedule between themselves.
For any additional information contact any Club Section Rep.
The Multi Section holds a race day approx once per month.
Models used for club racing are all base on the Jaguar model by Bernard Holder who also supplies the hulls. A standard engine is also used which keeps costs down. Some club members also take part in international and national racing with more sophisticated models. Visitors and new starters are always welcome.
Fast electric models are growing in popularity within the club. They are clean, relatively simple to operate and have become more available of recent years as ready to run modeling out of the box but above all, are fun.
Development of types of motors and batteries available are improving all the time, mainly driven by model aircraft use which are improving speed and duration.
There are several club members who are very knowledgeable in this area and willing to give help and advice whether it is ready to run modeling or you wish to get more involved in the technical aspects.
Kingsbury Water Park Model Boat Club display their models at a number of shows throughout the year. The three main events are;
Midland Model Engineering Exhibition in October and International Model Boat Show in November. Both hosted at Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.
The third show is Coalville Model Boat Show which is normally in April each year at Hermitage Leisure Centre Coalville.
Club members also visit other shows like Model Boat Mayhem and Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show.
Regular monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday evening of each month at the Education Centre Kingsbury Water Park ( location). We start at 20:00hrs, 8 p.m. A chance to keep up-to-date with. and help shape the club's forthcoming events. Share hints and tips and display your latest models. Can't get your models widget to work or even float, relax. Someone in the club will point you in the right direction. As always just grab a chocolate digestive, a brew and have good chin wag. If you are interested in knowing more just hit contact. We the club pride ourselves upon the welcoming, inclusive, knowledgeable, experienced and nurturing environment our meetings enjoy. So come say hello!