2017 GMBC Sailing Championships -
The fifth round of the Gauteng Model Boat
Club sailing championships took place on Sunday 7th May at Emmarentia Dam.
more information here.
Club 500 Racing
The Club 500 guys sure know how
to enjoy themselves! On Saturday 25 March we had all six of the current
fleet battling it out on what is a mix of tricky, fast and slow
technically-difficult track layouts as used in racing this class
worldwide (M-shaped layout). Get more
Gauteng Model Boat
Club Launches Club 500 Racing
GMBC has successfully
introduced the world-renowned Club 500 class of electric racing
model speedboats to our meetings. Get
more information here.
On Sunday, 22 January there was a three-way interclub regatta at
Centurion Lakes between GMBC, the Centurion Radio Sailing Club and the
Northvaal Radio Sailing Club from Wemmer Pan. 25 boats took to the water
on a hot and sunny day with conditions varying between a light breeze
and not a breath. More
rescued by scuba diver
South African maritime history was made recently when a Gauteng
diver singlehandedly located and recovered a submarine! Get
the story here.
First meeting of 2017 a big
We had our first weekend running our new scheduling plan and it was
a great success. More
GMBC Sailing Championship
The Regulations for the GMBC Sailing Championship
have been published. Please download them and familiarise yourself
with the permitted modifications. Download
a copy of the Regulations here.
Video clip shot from a drone
Visit our gallery page to see video of sailboat
racing at Rusty Hook shot from a drone.
Model Boats for Sale
out the latest additions here.
Have a look at some great pictures taken at our September meeting. Photo
A Simple Smoke Generator
Here is a simple design for a
smoke generator that you could build from parts you probably already
have, or can easily source. Get
the details here.
Basic Rules of Yacht Racing
No games are played without rules, and knowing the basic ones
will keep everybody happy on the water. Get the basic
History of Emmarentia Dam
Emmarentia Dam is one of the recreation
hot spots of greater Johannesburg. Thousands of people relax there
every weekend but how many know its history? We certainly didn't
until we stumbled across the following description compiled by the
Johannesburg 100 committee in the archives... Get the
full report here...
Some Great Videos
21 May 2015
Check out some very good videos uploaded by Peter on our Gallery