Crewe & District MBC
Sailing Days and times
We sail every Sunday and Wednesday from 12noon. The Monday sailings have ceased until May. The Calendar has been amended to show the new dates
The existing Committee were re-elected with some minor changes to the Boiler tester numbers. We had no takers for Deputy Treasurer and have co-opted the Secretary pending a member applying for the the position. The annual mebership fee remains at £25 as does the £5 joining fee..
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 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 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 in May 2019.
Our monthly meetings are from 8pm on the second Wednesday at the British Legion Club in Middlewich.
Last Updated 22nd March 2019