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New update to facebook page

I have now updated our clubs facebook page, to include a "Group forum page". I now provide this for all CMBC club members to freely use for all club items, be it sailing dates/updates, buys/sells, club meeting updates etc.
All you need to do is join facebook, then find our club page Chasewater Model Boat Club, click on the link to "join group" and i will add you, no problem.

I thought it may be an easier way to encourage club members communication, especially if setting up sailing meets, or if you were unable to attend, you can simply post to this page and then anyone viewing the page can see the update messages.

Hope it works, but need members to join it, saves on your phone bills !

Club update 16/11/17.

Apologies to the members of the club for wasting some of your time at our last regular meeting on Tuesday 14th.
Steve from the Sailing club was most apologetic saying that he was under the weather and simply forgot to open up.
Terry managed to get his deposits for the December meal and passed out pre order cards.
Note there will be a Club 500 race this Sunday 19th, 10 for 10.30 am start please. 3 races, all welcome more the merrier.
Pat

Sunday sailing update 7/11/17.

The last 2 Sundays have been blighted with, as you would expect now, Seasonally cold windy weather. The more hardy among us have wrapped up and turned up to enjoy our general chit chat, company, banter and sail a few boats. The Club 500`s will sail in almost any weather and the waves only add to the mayhem and laughs. I hear that there are a few new ones being built over the Winter ready for next years races. Two weeks ago we ended with not one boat running and had a great time. I got some much needed exercise rowing Tigger the recovery boat. last week we used the lagoon, Don with his fast Cat, Phil with Sea Commander, Ed with his Dragon Force, Paul and me with 500`s & Alan all enjoyed a cold but fun hour or so to blow the cobwebs out. Note** This Tuesday 14th is our last meeting this year prior to the Christmas meal, at The Turf, in place of our December meet.It would be nice to see as many members as possible in the Sailing Club house at 7-7.30 pm for a beer and chat. Please can …

Sunday Sailing 22/10/17. & twilight sail videos.

A few brave souls, Terry, Paul,Phil Piers and myself ventured to the pool this windy Sunday morning for the Club 500 race. The wind was whipping the waves into seemingly Atlantic rollers so we decided to cancel the race but we would sail the hardy 500`s anyway. It was quite exciting as they leaped out of the water bobbed and bombed about us barely in control at most times. As it was a cold wind we decided to empty the water out of the boats and have one last launch then the intention was to go home and have a warm. Terry launched first and we all stood watching as his boat sped off in big circles into the pool. It became obvious that he had no control as with a fully charged 4000 lipo it was going to run for at least 10 minutes and after tracking it by sight it was circling in the middle of the pool. We all split up Alan arrived and we walked over the Dam but could not see it as it would have drifted in that direction. After a while Terry phoned saying he had parked up at the Ski clu…

Club chairman update 2/10/17

Hi, fresh from our teams sound thrashing of local club Aldridge MBC, in the club  500 return, just a few dates for diaries. Sailing club Curry night 7th Oct, i`m on holiday so cant attend. Bonfire party November TBA. I expect it to be around the 5th at a guess! New Year party 31st Dec live band Johnny and the Speedo`s Our AGM 3rd Tuesday October 17th, come and see/ change what`s happening in 2018, time 7.00 for 7.30 prompt. Prior to that the 1st evening sail of the Autumn, open to any boat fitted with any light/s. Surprise us, more the merrier. Christmas Dinner, not to be missed!! Last year we had a good night, good food and company. Terry has kindly agreed to take numbers and generally sort it. It will be at the same venue as last year The Turf Carvery A5. (01543 373292). Second Tuesday in December instead of our regular December meet. Its 3 courses, the cost £13.99 per head Choice of starters, Cream of Tom soup, King prawn & Lobster cocktail, Honeydew Melon or Duck pate. Mains, T…

Club 500 interclub pt2....Aldridge rematch.

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Brief note for the Blog Wet morning start for our return leg of the 500 race at Aldridge Sat 30th to retain our honour. We were welcomed by Brian & our hosts and the rain stopped. We had a briefing on the rules and demonstration of their loud speaker race starter and timer and prepared for the 1st race at 10.30 prompt. The teams were as follows, Brian took one for his team and kept score. Chase water  Aldridge + guests Terry             Leo Paul              Rod Phil               Sid Piers             Tony Tony             Mark Patrick         Roger The 5 races of 4 minute duration were all pretty fair, mostly clean and hotly contested. Our hosts provided free drinks during a 20 minute break after the 3 rd heat, thank you for that. The results CW   A Race 1        63    43 Race 2        55    37 Race 3        69    48 Race 4        59    42 Race 5        57    40 So great team effort and result by Chase water, thank you all, also ED and Simon for their support. We thanked our hos…

Chairmans notes 26/9/17.

Hi , Thank you to Steve and Andy, on behalf of the club, for your sterling work in promoting the Chase water MBC  at Huddlesford canal festival on Sunday and for the photos reminding us of classic cars from our youth and certain armoured vehicles. They set up and manned the stand which looked good hopefully spreading the name of CMBC and the good work of the RNLI. Well done Chaps. On the theme of festivals i took the good lady and friends to the Chase water Sailing club Beer festival on Saturday evening and it was splendid. Five real ales from the Beowulf brewery at Chase water, Big juggs for the women, of Cocktails, with Ukulele band, doing songs from many decades, providing great entertainment. Chaps you missed a good evening and chance to mingle with our hosts. Sunday 24th Sunny, warm but windy saw a few hard core members at the water Tony with fast patrol boat Phil with RAF tender and 500, Piers with a Zoom and poorly 500, Carl with fast proboat and 500 and Simon with his fast cat …