40TH Regatta Party Day

20160710_152004On Sunday 10th July members and guests of Derby Model Boat Club came together for a full day of events at Markeaton Park. The day started overcast but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of all to get the show up and running. With all hands on deck we soon had an array of gazebos tables and trailers set up and a superb display of our models…..just in time.

The heavens opened  but soon gave way to sunshine which remained with us for the remainder of the day and allowed opportunity to enjoy a sail on a lovely clear pond.20160710_134951

At Lunchtime members joined together in a picnic which was well received by all. The cutting of the Anniversary cake was undertaken by Mrs Christine Jenkins and Chairman Charlie O’Donnell and generous portions were handed out to all.20160710_152118

Following some afternoon sailing the usual raffle was held for prizes kindly donated by members. Also, thanks to the kindness of Nestle of Tutbury a special raffle was held where the generous gift of a Dolce Gusto Coffee machine was the prize.

All in all a good day of food, friendship, fun and a little sailing was enjoyed by all.

Thanks to all who attended and made the day such a success.

JJ's weathered Wyeforce
JJ’s weathered Wyeforce
Andy,s  own colour scheme for the popular OUR LASS.
Andy,s own colour scheme for the popular OUR LASS.
Ted Hart's stunning scratch built U.S. COASTGUARD Vessel
Ted Hart’s stunning scratch built U.S. COASTGUARD Vessel
A lovely display made by Charlie O'Donnell which demonstrates a simple two channel set up.
A lovely display made by Charlie O’Donnell which demonstrates a simple two channel set up.

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John Morgan is restoring this yacht which is believed to date  from the early 1970s.
John Morgan is restoring this yacht which is believed to date from the early 1970s.

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Not a Wedding. Honest. This could take some explaining.
Not a Wedding. Honest. This could take some explaining.