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Title: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: harvey.jones on February 26, 2013, 10:15:24 PM
hi all
i live on the isle of wight and would like to join a model boat club without having to cross to the main land.
if poss the club should have a mixture of boats not just marble head class.
so i ask you is there such a club over here or would it be werth starting one ? %%
                  harvey
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: bikerdude999 on February 28, 2013, 08:35:08 AM
I'm there is (or at least was last time I was there) as I used to go to a bike event around August bank holiday, and everyone (about 80 bikes) would ride to a steam show at the Havenstreet railway station, and every year there was a stand there with boats and a little pool for them to show off their models. I can't remember the name of the club but if you can't find out before, then go along to the steam show and see if they're still there. while you're there, see if B.O.F. (Boring Old Farts, bike club) still do the tug of war against the traction engine!
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: fredb on February 28, 2013, 03:11:54 PM
Sorry, but the club who attend the event at Havenstreet was the Portsmouth Model Boat Club and we do not go there any more.
You might like to consider the Isle of Wight Model Engineering Society. They dug a lake in the middle of their railway track. See them at www.iwmes.org.uk (http://www.iwmes.org.uk)
Fred
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: Coastal on February 28, 2013, 04:08:45 PM
We are underway with forming a new club on the island, just talking to land owners etc to get a solid agreement , and then we will release information! anyone whos interested please pm me ! all input is welcome and also all members will have input .. its more a collective than a club !
Resistance is irrelevant !
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: harvey.jones on March 02, 2013, 09:52:49 AM
thanks all for your help.
 ive now got my name on coastals list :}
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: GAZOU on March 02, 2013, 02:54:45 PM
Hi Harvey, hi Coastal
hello

the city where I live: TONNAY-CHARENTE  in FRANCE is twinned with the Isle of Wight. It would be interesting for future travel, meet between modellers
I could organize a small meeting at the water's edge and an exhibition hall in the municipal
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: Coastal on March 02, 2013, 10:31:43 PM
That would be kewl, we will hopefully have more news soon about it all ! xx
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: Paul2407 on March 23, 2017, 06:32:42 PM
I know this is an old topic but it might be worth looking at http://www.iwmes.org.uk/ (http://www.iwmes.org.uk/) very friendly chaps I popped in last time I was over, they have a pond etc for boats which can be used anytime
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: U-33 on March 23, 2017, 09:23:19 PM
There's a club in Ryde who have a cracking lake just off the seafront, up the far end. I have a standing invitation to sail the Akula there whenever we go over.
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: Paul2407 on March 23, 2017, 09:28:56 PM
There's a club in Ryde who have a cracking lake just off the seafront, up the far end. I have a standing invitation to sail the Akula there whenever we go over.

Ah yes you mean Appley lake, lovely lake  :-)) good to know they have a model boat club there not seen/found that one, I'm over there in a few weeks so I'll try and track them down do you know what days they meet?
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: U-33 on March 23, 2017, 09:55:24 PM
There was always someone sailing there when we went...real nice bunch of guys too. They have a website, secretary is a lady...drop her an email and get all the info you need.
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: Paul2407 on March 23, 2017, 10:04:46 PM
Ok thanks Rich, can't wait to go out to the isle of wight again we usually go at least 2-3 times a year
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: U-33 on March 23, 2017, 10:30:26 PM
We've been twice this year so far, normally go at least half a dozen times a year. Plan is to move over there soon, probably Sandown ish.
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: Paul2407 on March 23, 2017, 10:37:34 PM
We've been twice this year so far, normally go at least half a dozen times a year. Plan is to move over there soon, probably Sandown ish.


That's quite spooky, we've been looking out there for a couple of years, but have now decided to wait until the kids have left school etc so got another 7 years for our youngest, we was looking in the rookley/ godshill  areas.

Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: U-33 on March 23, 2017, 10:45:20 PM
We love it over there...quiet and peaceful, nice steam railway to go and ride on...see you over there!
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: Spindrift on March 24, 2017, 12:34:52 PM

Hi The Isle of Wight Model Engineering society is where
you need to go, its on the web.
We have our own pond, clubhouse and many sizes of railways.
l am a model boater my self and I,m sure you will be welcomed.
The venue is in Cowes not far from the roundhouse.
Yours
spindrift.
(Clive).
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: Paul2407 on March 24, 2017, 12:37:39 PM
Hi The Isle of Wight Model Engineering society is where
you need to go, its on the web.
We have our own pond, clubhouse and many sizes of railways.
l am a model boater my self and I,m sure you will be welcomed.
The venue is in Cowes not far from the roundhouse.
Yours
spindrift.
(Clive).

Hi Clive,
Yes I put a link further up for the website, nice friendly club I popped in on one of your open days last year
Title: Re: club needed - isle of wight
Post by: Spindrift on March 24, 2017, 12:45:35 PM

Hi Paul
Glad you enjoyed your visit.
Clive.