Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Frostbite Day report

We went to the frostbite day and though it had rained in the night the car park at Etherow was still quite icy underfoot, still due to the cold weather once we were indoors at the clubhouse we didn't venture out much again.
The event was well attended even with the bad weather and there were about 25 members with their partners so in all about 40 people.  Velda, John Davies and Mike did sterling service in the kitchen serving up the soup and bread rolls and tea, coffee and mince pies afterwards, The bar was open as well for the non drivers of course.
Whilst there I had the chance to look at some of the new items of club clothing Mike had advertised in the September newsletter and some members were wearing ie the waterproof  heavy duty jackets and found the quality to be very good see below


For a good reason – not only is the club logo embroidered onto the garment
 of your choice (in the price) but you can have your name as well for an extra 50 pence.
 Payment in advance is thus essential.
The garments are nice quality and there is a wide choice of sizes and types: Medium weight polo shirt
Heavyweight polo shirt
Long-sleeved polo shirt
Ladies polo shirt
Crew-neck sweat shirt
Full zip fleece jacket
Full zip heavyweight fleece jkt
Full zip Regatta waterproof jkt
Regatta body warmer
Men’s classic shirt
Men’s button down collar shirt
Ladies button down collar blouse
Baseball cap

 Turn-round is about 7 to 10 working days
 Order from Mike Hodgson.

 Mike also had a new item there not covered in the advert above , a woolie hat with the club name on and only £7 , sold a lot that day with the thought of more wintry weather to come I'm sure
Great for keeping your ears warm on the landing stage, unfortunately with wearing hearing aids not very practical for me!.  
Not much sailing done on the day due to thick ice , though some members did a bit of fishing !! getting the small table that's usually on the left side of the gates on the landing stage off the ice on the big lake where some idiots had broken it off its mountings and threw it.
  I must say don't try for a job in Galveston  where the targets are moving you guys.
One of the first jobs must be to replace this in the better weather ready for the spring.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Frostbite day

Don't forget its the Frostbite Day to-morrow ( the 27th ) at 11-00am , where we hope to see everyone, there will be the usual free soup and mince pies and drinks , bit like a soup kitchen really !
The renewal forms will be available from the secretary so bring your money and save the club and yourself the  price of a costly stamp! 
 As the lake is still deeply frozen I don't suppose there will be many boats out but still come and have a chat about what  kits you got for Christmas and what you are up to on the modelling front.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

New committee

Check out PAGES on the left under Committee Members to see your New Committee listed

And as you can see the January issue of Model Boats magazine has a full report of the
 International Model Lifeboat Rally 
Hosted by Etherow Model Boat Club earlier this year, that's good publicity for us isn't it. 

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

New season

Not much done in the way of modelling at the moment, as we are getting the system in place to start our jobs on the club committee, ie the renewal forms for the new year.
When I say We,  the Secretary and I as the Members rep are working together to formulate the system to be as smooth as possible to give the club members as much help as possible.
Please can you read the details of the renewal form and check your details before you return the cut off slip with your remittance. There have been people who have sent back their forms last year and I know they are not right, so be sure to check well this coming year 
I have noticed that there are more and more members on the web these days and we are going to send as many people their newsletters via e-mail as we can as the postage keeps going up and up as you know, so make sure your e-mail address is right.

So once again

Hope to see as many of you at the Frostbite Day as possible 

Sunday, 19 December 2010


To all our readers may we wish you 
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
 and hope to see many of you at the Frostbite Day ( Don't forget its the 27th ) though the way the weather is going there won't be much sailing what with the ice, snow  and the cold !.

And one for the young at heart amongst you

Once again all the best to you and yours

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Bleak mid-winter

Went to the lake yesterday and was surprised to see the lake still frozen over quite deep.
 Got there to see the Head Warden Wayne with our club boat out, on investigating found the boat had been broken whilst getting it out of the ice in the boathouse, the oar lock on one side had its mounting broken and Wayne was replacing it with the one off the back.
Its repaired now and was told it was being used to rescue geese and ducks frozen into the ice! not heard of this before but its happened a few times this year, so it was all in a good cause and reminded  the warden any damages would have to be paid for.

Don't see the car park this empty very often at 2-00pm

The village Christmas tree outside the Post Office looking nice.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Award winners at the AGM

Though we weren't able to make the AGM though illness in the family Dave Lee has sent me some of  the pictures from the nights proceedings, presented by the outgoing Commodore Lawrence.
There are no award categories to each picture at the moment, I think I could have a good guess from past years but I will wait until I get confirmation from Dave first ! and then put the names in later.
If you couldn't get there either at least you can see who won something.
Captions added as soon as I get them !.
Awards 2010 AGM Meeting

Alan Hayward 1st Scratchbuilt 

Andy Glen , The Derrick Bingham Trophy

Graham won the Kit semi scratch build Award with his Tug and Barge  " Malliag"

1 st Club 500 

3 th Club 500

1 st Best Kit Build

2nd club 500 

Trev Redford 1st Fiesta racing

Trevor Redford, The David Swain Trophy

Dave Lee 2nd Fiesta racing
To everyone who took part.
 They say its not the winning but the taking part, but don't you believe it !!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

The cool park

Another couple of Pictures from the park kind permission of Bob the Abell , we haven't ventured there since the snow, looks pretty and grim doesn't it 

Can't see any sailors coming out in this weather though.

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