We put on a very good display. The weather was slightly overcast to start with, but brightened up later on. There was a tent with displays of flower arranging, knitting, baking and home grown veg, which had been entered for judging. Other exhibits included a model tent with model trains, Segway rides, bouncy castles, dog judging and vintage cars.
A few members put on a good display in poor weather conditions. We met some nice members of the public who as always asked some interesting questions about our boats and engines. By 3.30pm the weather started to get worse, so we decided to call it a day.
A good two day show again this year. The Sunday started with a few showers but soon improved and we all had an enjoyable day with sailing on our pool. The Monday was blessed with good weather all day and a lot more visitors to entertain and talk to. The Uffington Show organisers thanked us for our efforts and asked us if we would like to attend again next year. Thanks must go to the members that helped to set up our display and to pack up on the Tuesday.
A very good show with lots of interesting things to see. The weather was good all day and we all had a very enjoyable day. Our contribution to this event went very smoothly with no problems. Thanks must go to our Chairman for organizing things to suit our requirements
11th - 13th November International Model Boat Show (Warwickshire Exhibition Centre)
This years International Model Boat Show at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre was attended by our members thanks to the efforts of Brian Young, who as always, put in a lot of work to ensure that our display was ready for the show. The trade stands were fewer this year, but the exhibitors made up most of the show with some wonderful models on display. Ron Poole and George Kirkham both sailed their steam boats on the large pool which was quite difficult avoiding the other various boats on the water at the same time.
Six members attended this event. We all had a very enjoyable day with lots of interest shown from the general public. Lots of questions and some very interesting conversations took place. We were thanked for our efforts and each member was given a nice Donkey Sanctuary mug to take home.
We decided that if we were asked to attend again next year, we would all like to come again.
Karen and Alan kindly enlisted the help of 4 eager volunteers from Nielsen to renovate the Club House as part of their day of global volunteering.
Everyone had a very enjoyable time weather proofing the Club House. The Club is very grateful for their assistance and as they have suggested they would like to return next year, we would be very pleased to see them again.
Many thanks to the volunteers and Nielsen for their time.
Trout Inn - Lechlade.
The Lechlade Show at The Trout was well attended on both days by our club members. We were blessed with very good weather this year which resulted in many more visitors than last year. We were well looked after by the Landlady from The Trout with plenty of food as usual. Some good sailing took place on our club pool. a good time was had by all.
There were 12 members present, which made for an impressive display of model boats and engines. Other attractions included a stand with 3D printing / design and volumetric measuring devices, a car seat manufacturer, a time lapse video setup for making videos of Lego constructions, a video gaming area for playing Minecraft and a trade stand for the new Nissan Leaf electric car (some members had a test drive).
There was a steady stream of visitors, of which many showed an interest in our display. We were made very welcome by the organisers who provided us with free drinks and cakes and thanked us for our efforts and display.
This must have been about the hottest event weekend we have had this year so far.
We put on a good display as usual, which interested lots of the general public. Our thanks to Brian Young who had the site well prepared for our arrival as always.