Friday, 14 February 2020

Club Night Talks

Forthcoming Club Night Talks


A number of Club Night talks have been booked for the next few months:

March 11 
            John Murphy                        Boat Building on a Shoestring

April 08
            Howard Meadowcroft             A Tour of the D Day Beaches

May 13
            Mark Jarvis                           Spray Painting


Hooton Park Boat Show

Hooton Park Boat Show - 16 and 17 May 2020

We have just heard that the Ellesmere Model Boat Club Show is on again this year, at Hooton Park, just off Junction 6 of the M53 at Ellesmere Port.

The Club will be taking a stand at this exhibition and George Barrett is already looking for entries from Club Members.

He is particularly interested in attracting boats from members who have not exhibited before, so why not give it a go ? Please contact George for more information. His phone number is in the Club Diary. 

New Daytime Club Opening

Daytime Club Opening

Following requests from a number of members who find driving at night difficult, especially in the winter months, the Clubhouse will now be open to members during the day, once a month on the second Tuesday, between 10.00 a.m. and noon.

The Clubhouse bar will usually be open between these times.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Club Night Talk

Club Night Talk - Wednesday 15 February

Becker Rudders



Geoff Garside will be giving a short illustrated talk on Becker Rudders - what they are, how they work and how to build one.

Club Rules


Following a recent incident on the lake, resulting in a written complaint from a member of the public, the Committee wish to remind all members of the following Club rules concerning conduct on the lake:


  • The use of fast electric boats on the lake by any member is still banned, except under controlled Club 500 racing conditions, The decision as to what constitutes a fast electric boat will be made by the Committee, from which advice may be sought by any member in doubt.
  • Deliberate harassment of the wildlife on the lake is forbidden, and all reasonable care must be taken to stay clear of wildlife whilst sailing.

Infringement of either of these rules will result in serious action being taken by the Committee against the offender.

Saturday, 28 December 2019

Change of Club Night Dates

January 2020

Because the Clubhouse is required by the Sailing Club for another meeting on Wednesday January 08, we will not be able to hold our normal EMBC Club Night on that date.

However, all is not lost !

As there are five Wednesdays in January, it has been decided to move both January Club Nights forward by one week.

For January 2020 only, Club nights will be on the third and fifth Wednesdays:

Wednesday 15 January

Wednesday 29 January

We shall revert to the usual calendar from February.

As we have only just found out about this, can you please inform any other members you know, who do not have internet access, of this change, to avoid wasted visits.

We are sorry about having to change the dates, but it is a bit out of our control.

Frostbite Sail

A Cold but Not Frosty Morning

Not as many on the water as some previous years, but enough to make it a successful and enjoyable morning.

I spotted yachts, tugs, several cruisers, one narrow boat, two noodle tugs and a submarine.

Many thanks to Mike H. for the usual hot soup and mince pies - most appreciated: it was a bit chilly out on the landing stage.



Photos by Bob Abell
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