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Clubs Near Me in Chesterfield
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:31:05 AM »

Hello.

I do scan the interweb and look for clubs in my area.
However some sites are out of date, so its hard to tell if they are still active.
I am interested in scale, tugs and towing, sailing.
I work nights so a club that has some mid week sailing opportunities works for me.
Sailing alone soon gets boring surrounded by like minding people makes the hobby more enjoyable.

Many thanks
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Re: Clubs Near Me in Chesterfield
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 09:28:54 AM »

What about Alvaston Pirates in Derby? The lake is great and everyone is very friendly.

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Re: Clubs Near Me in Chesterfield
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 09:35:56 AM »

I used to sail on Millhouses Pond on Abbeydale Road in Sheffield - nice cafe - open 7 days a week, from early till late
small pond (and only knee deep!)

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Re: Clubs Near Me in Chesterfield
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 02:06:46 PM »

Further to my post this morning, a photo of Millhouses from August 2011.
I have been back since, and it hasn't changed much!

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Re: Clubs Near Me in Chesterfield
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 06:24:16 PM »

What about Alvaston Pirates in Derby? The lake is great and everyone is very friendly.

Douglas

Hi, is it a club that you attend?
I have started following them on FB and will get down to visit them soon.
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Re: Clubs Near Me in Chesterfield
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 06:28:29 PM »

Further to my post this morning, a photo of Millhouses from August 2011.
I have been back since, and it hasn't changed much!

Richard

Hi Richard,
I did visit the club a couple of years ago, the lake as you say look brilliant, on my visit it was all sail and talking to a couple of the guys it seemed to be their main interest. I will try and get back in a couple of Sundays time and see how things are this year.
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Re: Clubs Near Me in Chesterfield
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 07:54:57 PM »

essexbill

Yes it does look rather like the yachties have taken over - just had a quick look at the
Sheffield Ship Model Society Events page : http://www.sheffieldshipmodelsociety.co.uk/Events

I never joined the club when I was in Sheffield and I suspect that most of the people sailing there
weren't club members.

I would take any of your powered models along and make 'em 'ave it! (only kidding! %) )

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Re: Clubs Near Me in Chesterfield
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 08:15:54 PM »

Hi Essexbill,

I'm part of Alvaston pirates club. Feel free to pop down any time, only thing we aren't allowed on the lake is IC boats.

Any questions, PM me on here or on our Facebook page and I'll get back to you.



Cheers
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Re: Clubs Near Me in Chesterfield
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 08:29:17 AM »

Thanks Richard, I will go along in the next couple of weeks and see what is being sailed this year.

Hi Tim, thankyou for the invite I will come along later in the Month and pay you a visit.
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Re: Clubs Near Me in Chesterfield
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2018, 11:23:19 PM »

There is the Kingsmill MBC in Mansfield Notts who sail at the Kingsmill reservior every Tuesday , Thursday and saturday 12 noon 4pm you would be very welcome to come and join us
Ron
www.kingsmillmodelboatclub.com
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