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KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« on: September 01, 2012, 03:02:52 PM »

King Lear Model Boat Club was formed in March 2008.  We are a friendly club whose members interests cover all aspects of model boating ie. sail, steam, scale, fast electric and static.  We sail on Sundays weather permitting, although we have access to our lake 24/7.  We have the use of King Lears Lake which is part of Watermead Country Park, near Wanlip, Leicestershire.
The lake is a mile in circumference and has a maximum depth of around 12 feet.  Park authorities have put in a concrete landing stage, to improve access for less able bodied members.  We have a strong relationsip with the local authority and they have future plans to improve the country park and its facilities, which will only benefit the club.
We enjoy all aspects of model boating and have a club/social evening on the first Tuesday of each month.
We meet at Thurmaston Working Mens Progressive Club, 805 Melton road, Thurmaston, Leicester, LE4 8EE meetings start at 7:30pm.
Club members visit many events and have forged good relations with model boat clubs throughout the country.  We attend model boat club open days and shows/events including:
the International Model Boat Show, the Fireboat Funday, the Whitwick Model Boat Show, the Fleetwood Vintage Model Weekend and many more throughout the country. 
At King Lears Lake we have hosted the Model Fireboat Funday also rounds of BMPRS Offshore Powerboat Racing and Fast Electric Speeds Record day. 
Since forming in 2008 we have had our own club stand at the International Model Boat Show which takes place annually in November at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.
For more information see our website at www.kinglearmodelboatclub.co.uk or email kinglearmbc@ntlworld.com.
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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2012, 04:24:53 PM »

Hi all

Our Lifeboat Day 2012 Part 2 is just over two weeks away on 7th October 2012.  If you're interested in coming please let us know on the events post.

Thanks.

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 07:56:05 PM »

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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 08:01:23 PM »

well done -great stand - great display !

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 08:42:21 PM »

I look forwards to seeing your display in the Morning. Well Done one & all :-))
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 02:08:35 PM »

Hi all

Our Lifeboat Day 2013 is on Sunday 16th June 2013.  If you're interested in coming please let us on the events post.

Thanks.

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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 07:33:30 PM »

Well ill be joing pretty soon as the MFA Spearfish is done and ready for testing
 
 
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 08:27:19 PM »

I`ll be there,you nether know i might even sail a boat
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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 04:27:55 PM »

Hi
 
Well we had a great day at the East Midlands Life boat Day on Sunday!  For more information and photo's see our website www.kinglearmodelboatclub.co.uk
 
Looking forward to our Fireboat Funday/Vintage Model Boat Day on 8/9/2013.  All vintage boaters are most welcome to join us!  ok2
 
Regards,
 
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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2014, 03:38:22 PM »

Hi all

Well it is the Fireboat Funday/Vintage Model Boat Day 2014 on 7.9.2014.  Anyone interested in attending please leave a post on our event page.

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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2015, 01:15:36 PM »

Hi all

It's our Lifeboat Day tomorrow 7.6.2015.  If you're interested in attending then please let us know in the club events page.

Thanks.

Regards,

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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2015, 01:37:33 PM »

Hi

It's our Friends & Family Day on Sunday 26.7.2015.  We are having a BBQ, steering competition and a raffle with some great prizes including a Robbe Fishing Boat kit and a 40.00 voucher from a local pub, The Gate Hangs Well at Syston, Leics which is owned by a club member Neil, which does real great food.  For more information check our the club events list or visit our website at www.kinglearmodelboatclub.co.uk.  We'd love to see you all!

Cheers

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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2015, 02:18:32 PM »

Marie
Streetmap puts LE7 1PD in the middle of an industrial estate. I can see Watermead Park on the other side of the A46 and King Lear's Lake but where exactly do you sail; where is the entrance to the park (off Wanlip Road, Syston or Canal St, Thurmaston)and where do you park? Gizza clue, m'duck!
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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2015, 03:14:04 PM »

The Entrance to the park is from wanlip lane, there a 2.50 charge to get in. follow the road all the way to the end where you will find the carpark, which is situated next to kinglear lake. from the carpark it a very short walk through the gate to the lake side, and the landing platform  :-))


hope that helps , and happy sailing
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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2015, 04:52:48 PM »

Thanks a lot! I might just come along if the weather is OK.
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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2015, 07:45:03 AM »

I will be there for a couple of hours (due to work), there are lots of prize's,it is also a lovely venue,come along to watermead park,wanlip,Leicestershire you won't be disappointed,hope to see a lot of people there for this worthy cause

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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2016, 07:31:33 PM »

Will you be having a lifeboat day this year ?


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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2016, 08:04:03 PM »

Normally in June always a popular event
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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2016, 08:35:25 PM »

Yes I went year before last, was working for last years event. Hopefully I'll be off for this years
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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2016, 09:08:17 AM »

As soon as club knows the date they will post,as it's a part nature reserve so got to find out from park rangers for date
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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2016, 12:37:37 PM »

Hi there. My son got a motorised model lifeboat for his birthday.  are we allowed to take it on king lear's  lake at the weekend or can you only take it on certain days?  if it is only certain days - do you know of any locations that you can turn up and play?

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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2016, 03:02:30 PM »

Will ask graham/Marie about wer mead pa, but I'm sure abbey park you can sail when ever you want
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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2016, 03:30:35 PM »

Abbey park,as you have to be a member to sail on the lake ( I have just been informed)
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2016, 03:31:31 PM »

Meant to say you have to be a member of King Lear to sail on lake
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Re: KING LEAR MODEL BOAT CLUB, LEICESTERSHIRE
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2016, 07:21:59 PM »

Hi all , when  are you all meeting up next ? have a few model boats now but not a club near me ?? Curtis
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