Tug towing and scale sailing
Balne Moor Model Boat Club
Are you interested in scale model boats?  If so then you might like to visit Balne Moor Model Boat Club. You will receive a warm welcome and don't worry if you do not have a boat, someone will lend you one and will be happy to answer your questions about our hobby.
The Club has a pond and clubhouse in beautiful rural North Yorkshire. You can find directions to our pond at the bottom of this page.  
The club  has a long association with scale sailing and is recognised in the model boating fraternity as a home for tug towing.
 Members of the Club can visit the pond at any time, but there is no longer a regular time when attendance can be guaranteed. If you are thinking about visiting Balne Moor on any day other than an event day then it is advisable to first contact one of the Club's Officers the details of whom can be found on the contacts page.  This is because the Club pond is within a secure area and the gates may be locked.  The Clubhouse is some distance from the gates and there is no guarantee your shouts would be heard!

The club  organises an annual programme of events for scale sailing/tug towing.  
More information the programme can be found on the scale and tug page.
Fast electric boats, and boats with internal combustion engines are not allowed.  
Steam powered boats must have an up to date boiler certificate.
There will be a warm and friendly welcome, so why not come along?

In 2015 the club branched out into yachting events based on the Dragon Force, RG65 and International one metre formats.  The success of this activity resulted in the formation of a new separate club in 2018.  The new Club is called the Askern Radio Sailing Club and details of the Club's programme of events can be found on FaceBook.  The Club continues to sail at Askern lake and the directions to that venue are at the foot of this page.
We have now completed the 2018 programme of events and the pond has been
emptied of the harbours and obstacles.  The 2019 programme of events will
be published early in the new year.

News and forthcoming events.

Directions to the pond and to Askern Lake (there is also a map on the Contact page)

                      Balne Moor pond and clubhouse

For Balne Moor clubhouse and pond take exit 34 on the M62 turning towards Doncaster on the A19.  Continue through the village of Whitley,  300 yards after leaving the village, turn left at the crossroads onto Balne Moor Road signposted for Balne, Pollington and Snaith.  Continue along this road for approximately one mile.  Watch out for the railway bridge over the road.  The pond is immediately on the right after the bridge.
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                                                     Askern Lake
For Askern Lake the instructions as far as Whitley are the same, but carry on on the A19 south towards Doncaster for two or three miles and you will find Askern.  Turn left at the traffic lights and then next right.  You can park in the car park next to the lake.
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