Sailing at Fleetwood

In 1933, the British Open A Class Championship was held for the first time at Fleetwood. Since that time Fleetwood has held many major National and International Championships for many classes of boats. In those early years all the yachts were Vane controlled, but in the early 1970’s radio controlled yachting became popular, by 1974 […]

A Stormy Day at Fleetwood Club

Here’s some more photos, from a very stormy day at Fleetwood model boat clubs boating lake, as you see nothing ever stops the Fleetwood guys sailing.

Ellesmere Port, Model Boat Show

Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show.

Rigging Points

Where the rigging is connected to the Deck, Masts and the Booms needs careful attention to ensure the points are strong enough. It is no use having very strong rigging lines if the attachments are too weak. ALL hooks must be made from Piano Wire which is the spring steel wire used for Model Aircraft […]

Model of the J Class yacht Endeavour.

This is my near Scale model of the J Class yacht Endeavour. Camper and Nicholsons, of Gosport, UK, built the original boat in 1934, for the aeroplane magnate Mr Tom Sopwith.

Rigging Lines

Smaller Scale boats, up to 40 inches long will still need strong rigging line, such as Dacron, which can be bought from the Kite shops. The line must not stretch, lots of fishing lines do stretch, so be very sure when buying line, to ask if it stretches. Bigger Scale boats can use fishing Trace […]

Model of the Schooner Bluenose

Details of my Schooner, Bluenose. The Model is 1/20th Scale. Radio Gear:- 2,4 Gig, 2 Channels, Rudder Servo, 2 Sail Winches. Hull length 72 inches, Beam 14 inches, Depth 13 inches. The overall Length of the rigged Model is 7 Feet. The Main Mast height is 5 1/2 Feet, Fore Mast is 5 Feet high […]