The show at Spalding was great we had a great time met a lot of people and for the organisers we think it was a huge success and will hopefully be run again next year,The show was amazing from Planes and trains to scale Boats , Jcb diggers and great big trucks all radio control , There was a class one tank on display ( model of course but big enough to sit on ) I think it had something to do with Bob G’s factory , the train sets were to die for , CNC routers company’s were in attendance at least three or Four , there was a tool stand that had every king of tool for model making that you could think of and then some Miniature traction engines were giving rides outside, just so much to see and do . a couple of pictures below of our stand .
My thanks go to Bill Cox for organizing and coordinating the whole affair, Ivan and Beth who gave up there whole weekend to be a major help , Alan Newman , Martin Lambert , and Jenny Hand , for helping out with leaflets and just being there,
Just before I go, there will be sailing at Scotland farm this coming Sunday , and any body who turns up are sure to learn some tips from Martin as well as some friendly races , Bob has kindly cut the grass for us but , it does need a trim around the toilet area if its not to much trouble.
The I.O.M Veterans are being held near Norwich the weekend after , and I am pleased to say that Lincoln is well represented with three contestants , Jenny , Chaz and Mick . out of an expected entry of 25 , so we wish them well.
Some of you may have noticed , but a full on race day has been planned for a bank holiday Sunday , and that day is the 25th May ( it is Mick’s fault ) He did not realize when he did the calendar,,,BUT It is not going to be changed , so I would urge you all to sort out your brownie points in advance and turn up for racing ( you have four weeks ) .
One final thing we have a number of jobs to to at the club and I am planning to get started on them around the middle of May , perhaps on a Wednesday morning , If you feel you have missed out and would like to contribute to one of the best clubs in the North feel free to email me or even Phone, don’t feel left out, you will be made most welcome and will be given a task commensurate with your age and abilities.
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Hi everybody , today Friday is set up day for our club at the first Spalding show, as you can see from the link there are a million things to see and do and it should be a great day out for every body , click the link for all the latest news
below are details in brief of where and what time !!
Spalding Model Engineering & Hobbies Show
• Sat 26 & Sun 27 April 2014 •
Springfields Events Centre, Camel Gate,
Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6ET
Sat 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sun 9.30am – 4.30pm
Admission: £6.00 (Adults), £5.00 (Concessions), £2.00 (Under 16), Free (Under 5)
Favourable Rates for Groups
Come and visit our stand and we promise a warm welcome and can show you what we are so passionate about , You will meet Bill, Ivan, Mick, Alan, Martin, Jenny , and maybe more of our members, we will have a DVD of lots of interesting Facts of the Model Yacht racing world, You will see the yachts we race and the different classes we sail at the club, and we look forward to meeting you all .
Malta Open Invitation Race 28th / 31st march 2014
This fantastic event that draws so many skippers from different country’s was overshadowed by the tragic death of a young Maltese skipper called Matthew, Shortly after a C fleet race on the second day of sailing, Matthew collapsed and later died. Sailing was abandoned for the rest of the day as a mark of respect. Matthew was only 34 years old, and his passing was a massive shock to everybody , and the sailing community from the UK wish to extend their condolences to the family.
The sailing started on Friday at a venue that was near perfect , most competitors stayed in the hotel complex and it was only a few yards from the dock side where sailing took place, Racing got under way at 10 am with the first of three seeding races, With Mick C 46 coming second in his seeding race things were looking favourable for the Lincoln club. As for the Brits, Most skippers were not having a great day and most ending up in C fleet at some time, and then fighting back with some good scores , at the end of day Huub Gillissen from the Netherlands led from John Tushingham , with Derek Priestly lying in third place and Mick C gbr46 a very respectable 5th have stayed in A fleet all day. Day two dawned and again it was a B suit day , and with Mick C, gbr 46 coming second yet again to John Tushingham in the first race things were looking good for the Brits , as mentioned above racing was abandoned shortly after .
On day three the wind had shifted into the south east and with it a huge swell was coming into the bay and waves were sweeping over the jetty making it impossible to launch the rescue craft and it would have been touch and go if we had to try to retrieve our yachts from the water , so racing was postponed until 1pm and with conditions not improving racing was postponed for the rest of the day . On Monday the breeze and the swell were down and top suits were deployed , Mick C gbr 46 in his second race of the day went down into B fleet and could not find a way out for four races , which spoiled his day and of course his overall result . A lovely dinner was held and a low-key presentation , which gave 5 Brits in the top ten with Mick C gbr 46 in eleventh place. A good time was had by all with plenty of banter around the dinner table, with meat and three veg most nights Beef , Pork , Sirloin Steak and some lovely vegetables , green beans , Potatoes , cauliflower, Broccoli, sadly, although there were Turnips on the Island , none appeared to be on the menu .
there will be a lot more pictures in the gallerys over the next few days just gotta pop and get me pension