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Newsletter

Welcome to the Crewe & District Model Boat Club Newsletter giving you up to date information on current events and activities for the benefit of members and visitors to our club.

We sail at Boundary Park Lake on Knutsford Road, Cranage, Holmes Chapel. Our Club sailings are on a Sunday from 1pm to 4 pm (May to September 3pm - 5pm plus 1pm to 4 pm Mondays) and additionally on Wednesday afternoon from 1pm.

Health and Safety:

Sailing model boats is an enjoyable pastime but we should all be aware that there is an issue with safety whilst at the sailing site. Please see our section on safe sailing and emergency for full details. 

All persons attending or sailing at Crewe and District Model Boat Club events do so entirely at their own risk

Live Steam Models:

We are affiliated to the Northern Association of Model Engineers (N.A.M.E.) and members may present their boilers for testing and will receive NAME documentation once the relevant tests have been passed.

Yachting:

The water level and weed in the warmer months can sometimes give problems for model yachts but any prospective yachting member requiring guidance may contact Brian Clewes our yachting representative .

Membership:

New members are continuing to join and our membership is open to all subject to proposal by two members and acceptance by members at our monthly meetings.

New members with or without their models are always welcome. We allow three visits before they apply for membership to allow time for the individual to assess the facilities and the suitability of our sailing waters for their model.

Junior members pay no fees but must be accompanied by a responsible adult who must be a member of the Crewe & District Model Boat Club

Visiting Modellers:

Visiting modellers are especially welcome with or without their models and we will always allow  them to sail their model, however live steam models will need to have a valid recognised boiler test certificate.

Shows Attended and Planned:

We attend the Universal Model Show, the Aqueduct Marina Open Day, and the Model Boat Convention in August at Haydock Park.

Lakeside:

We have three bench table seats installed at the lakeside including one kindly provided by Alan Blackhurst.

Our permission to sail is at the stated times on Sunday and Wednesday and some Mondays, please do not attend on any other days as the lake is used by others. Members may continue sailing until dusk provided they are not sailing alone

The seats are for Members use on club days and members of the Public should be asked to vacate whilst we are useing the facility on sailing days. There is now relatively level access to both jetties so both are suitable to use to launch models. However the grass bank is steep and may be slippery at times.

Boundary Park is Private Property and there is no Public access. There are two further lakes between our water and Shakerley Mere, all are open to the Public and allow access for people wishing to walk or exercise their dogs

We have amended our sailing time between May and September so that our members can sail safely without endangering the Public attending U-Swim.

The weed problem will again be tackled and hoipefully we will be able to sail throughout the year.

Club Chairman / Deputy Chairman

Both positions were unfilled at the AGM and we are actively seeking to find suitable and willing candidates

U-Swim

The U-Swim season starts in May and continues until the last Sunday in September. Sunday sailings will start from 3 pm during this period. We should not start sailing until U-Swim have vacated our area or all children are under parental control and not in the water.

Monthly Meetings:

Our monthly meetings are from 8pm on the second Tuesday at the British Legion Club in Middlewich.

Last Updated 16th January 2017.