Tug towing, scale sailing and yachting
Balne Moor Model Boat Club


This section includes photographs of events at both venues, other events at which the Club has been represented and photographs of Members' boats.  Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

The gallery will always contain twelve months of photographs and the previous year's event will be deleted as a new event is added.

2018 Events

Tug towing and scale sailing 1st July
Phew what a scorcher!!!  An incredibly hot day at the pond.

A good selection of tugs and scale boats, but most people were beaten by the heat and ended up sitting around chatting. Nothing wrong with that though.
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​Tug tow have a go! 10th June
Another great day at the pond saw a good crowd and lots of tugging activity on the pond.

It was a bit of a dull start weatherwise, but the afternoon developed into perfect conditions for sailing.

It was good to welcome old friends and also some new faces.

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CADMA Show 3rd and 4th June
As usual the Club had a stand at the show.

The stand had a good selection of boats representing​ the broad spectrum of interest within the Club.
Tugs and Navy Day 27 May
Great weather at the pond saw a good turn out of tugs and grey ships.
Here are some photos of the boats which took part in the day's sailing.
​Thanks to Andy for refurbishing the Oil rig and to Steve for putting in place on the pond.
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Balne Moor/MPBA Joint Navigation event 13th May
.As the name suggests this was a joint navigation event with the MPBA for two classes of boat, up to 36 inches and over 36" as well as a static display.

We had a decent turn out of boats and an enjoyable day for all involved.  This was the first real test for the new layout at the pond and everyone found it challenging, but  enjoyable.

The day started a bit grey and dull, but developed into an excellent sunny day at the pond

Thanks to Bill Hornby from the MPBA for his work in helping with the organisation of the event and to all participants.
  1. Roy's Australian patrol boat
  2. Adrian's MTB
  3. Andy's Rathgarth
  4. Roy's Police Boat
  5. John's Velox tug
Season's first sail 29 April
We eventually managed to start the season,  after the two cancellations in March and early April.
The weather was still far from perfect, but at least we were able to sail.  As usual there was no set course and people were just happy to have the chance to sail and to catch up with friends.
  1. Pete's Pegasus
  2. Roy's Police Boat
  3. John's Velox
  4. Michael's Svitzer Smorrebrod

​2017 EVENTS

Yachting Championship 2017
The prizes for the 2017 Yachting Championship were awarded
at the Christmas lunch on Tuesday 12 December.

The trophy winners were:

Yachting Club Champion - Chris Moore
DF65 Tuesday Series - Ray Baskerville
​IOM Tuesday Series - Ray Atkinson

​Here are some photos of the award recipients.
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​North Sea Winches Challenge
1st October
Another great day at the pond.
The tug competition was for a two tug tow.  The winners were Steve Clubbe and John Pollitt, well knock me over with a feather!!  

The threatened rain held off all day and it was not too windy this time.

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​Svitzer Tug Towing Challenge 17th September
The second annual Svitzer sponsored tug towing challenge took place with weather which was less kind than for other events in 2017.  Nevertheless there was a good turnout of both tugs and scale boats.
  1. Roy's Afon Alaw undertaking the single tow
  2. Ian's Happy Hunter and John's Velox on the two tug tow.
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​Roses Regatta 13th August
Another great event with the white roses of Yorkshire once again taking on the red ones of Lancashire.
We only had one true Lancastrian competing so some Yorkshiremen had to represent the red rose county.  Maybe that's why Lancashire won!
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  2. Tow 2 Whittaker takes to the course
  3. Steve Clubbe receives the cup on behalf of the Lancastrians!
​Sunset Sail 12th August
A great evening sail with a number of boats continuing into the dark displaying their running lights and, in some cases, interior lighting.

If we had a prize for the most lights this one would surely have won!

The evening was complemented with catering by Jax and Alan.

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​Scale Sailing 23rd July
Another enjoyable day at the pond.  

Although the weather was not as kind as at recent events, it was still dry and we were only troubled by a sneaky wind later in the day.

​A mix of tugs and warships enjoyed the day
  1. Tim and Samuel's St Canute
  2. John's HMAS Sydney
  3. Eric's HMS Nelson
  4. Ian's tug
Tug Towing and Scale sailing 2nd July
Another enjoyable event being blessed yet again with good weather.

There were fewer participants at this event, but a good time was had by those who attended.

A mix of tug towing and scale with most of the scale being grey ships.