Events and Shows 2014

Some shows and events you might like to attend,
 some have coach trips arranged by Mike the Social Rep, 
Contact Mike for bookings via Club directory, He will be giving out details for booking nearer the time.
Some of these Events and Shows will not all be on your club events calendar !
Keep checking as I will add to list as I get information.

Dates to be confirmed





Please take a minute to read this if you intend to exhibit a model

·         Most exhibitions use tables that are 2ft wide (often doubled up) so where possible models around 4ft long, or less, are best.

·         Please only bring models that are worth putting on show, probably two maximum (bring as many as you want to actually sail) and not ‘stand-off’ models! They may look fine on our lake but people are seeing them close up and your detailed workmanship (or lack of it) reflects on our Club!

·         Take time to clean it and check it over beforehand, nothing looks worse than a boat out of the attic covered in dust and fingerprints, or with bits missing, or hanging loose.

·         If you have clothing with the club logo please wear it, also your membership badge must be worn.

·         Try to engage the public as they walk past and look at the models. The best way is to ask them a short question – it’s very difficult for them to ignore you that way. For example - Have you ever built anything like this? You look puzzled, can I help? Can you see the detail here? Are you local? Etc. etc.

·         Attending a display stand and maybe having to stand around all day can be both boring and very tiring. Try not to look uninterested – with arms folded leaning against a wall,  or clustered together in a group chatting and ignoring the public – They have paid to be there!

·         Ensure at all times that at least one member is on the stand, especially when there are young children about, to them our boats are toys – and even some adults can’t understand the words ‘please do not touch’!

·         We all need to have a break and a coffee/lunch, but try to keep it as unobtrusive as possible and don’t leave cups, lunch boxes, etc.  lying around amongst the display.
Lastly enjoy the day, arrange between yourselves times to go off and see the rest of the exhibition, or time to have a sail.

Gordon Longworth – Exhibition Secretary.



Local Exhibition list for 2014

Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port                   Sat. 1st & Sun. 2nd March
A late cancellation by another club has meant we will now be there ‘officially’ with our own display, so if you are planning to go anyway, bring a boat. Friday afternoon prior to the show is the easiest time to set up, although doors will be open from 8.00am on Saturday with 10.00am being the latest time to arrive. I understand we are in what used to be the old stable block (near the cafĂ©).

Lyme Park lakes                                                                Sun. 15th June
Returning after a long absence this should be a great day out to sail on both the Mill Pond lake and the Garden lake behind the hall. We will have a stand here as well. More on this nearer the time.

Colwyn Bay                                                         Sun. 13th July
We are both sailing and exhibiting on our stand here with Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club.

Haydock Park                                                     Sat. 23rd & Sun. 24th August
Major large exhibition for us here, the theme being ‘Naval vessels and submarines’ again.

Lyme Park Lakes                                               Late September to be decided
Another sailing day, if the June event is successful.
Blackpool                                                             Sat. 25th & Sun.26th October
We are not exhibiting at this show due to the distance, but it is another date for your diary, and a great day out.
Poynton Leisure Centre                                                Sat. 6th & Sun. 7th December
Exhibition in conjunction with model railway enthusiasts. This year we also have the possibility of using the swimming pool for actual sailing.

I will be giving more information either on Club nights or on our lakeside notice board nearer the dates, but if you want to know more in the meantime please feel free to contact me by e.mail or phone.

Gordon Longworth – Exhibition Secretary.




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13th July 2013


Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club.

Mayors Cup Regatta.

Good venue, good auction and raffle 
Parking next to the lake!
Post Code LL29 8AR.

The Commodore's Regatta Trophy Competition proved very popular last year 
and is open to any visitor who puts a model boat on display.  A copy of the Entrance form is attached to this email and can be printed out, see webmaster. 
Competitors simply display the form near their boat to enable the judges to identify entrants.  Copies of the form will 
also be available on the day.
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 Model Boat Convention
           Haydock Park. 


Club Stand.

Model Boat Convention 
Haydock Park Racecourse
Newton-le-Willows
WA12 0HQ
Contact: Jean Barlow
Tel: 01492 583433
Mob: 07789 348817

Website: www.modelboatconvention.co.uk

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The Blackpool Model Boat Show
 25th & 26th October. 
Sponsored by A Model World
The Norcalympia Hall at the Norbreck Castle Hotel
Queens Promenade
Blackpool
FY2 9AA
Contact for further details: 01606 891999
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INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW

 November 2014

THE UK's LEADING MARINE MODELLING EXHIBITION
The International Model Boat Show
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre
Fosse Way
Nr Leamington Spa
CV31 1XN
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