Sailing Days and times
We sail every Sunday from 3pm and Monday and Wednesday from 1pm until 9th September.
From the 10th September we sail on Sunday and Wednesday from 12 noon. The Calendar has been amended to show the new dates.
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
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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.
We have no plans to exhibit at any shows at present.
We have three bench table seats installed at the lakeside including one kindly provided by Alan Blackhurst. The club launching stage has been covered with chicken mesh to help make it less slippery. The Sea Scouts stage is in need of repair and Alan Blackhurst is discussing with the Scout leader to see if it can be repaired. Members should exercise great care when using this stage to avoid the chance of accidents.
Our permission to sail is at the stated times on Sunday and Wednesday and 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 using 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. In wet weather the jetties can become extremely slippery and users are advised to take great care to avoid the risk of slipping.
Boundary Park is Private Property and there is no Public right of 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 sailing times between May and September so that our members can sail safely without endangering the Public attending U-Swim.
The weed problem has again been tackled and we have been able to sail throughout the year. The water level however remains low due to the dry weather we have experienced last year.
The U-Swim season starts again from 2nd May 2019 until 12th September
Our monthly meetings are from 8pm on the second Wednesday at the British Legion Club in Middlewich.
Last Updated 1st May 2019