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2017 GMBC Sailing Championships - Round 8
The eighth round of the Gauteng Model Boat Club sailing championships will take place on Sunday 20th August at Emmarentia Dam.
Get 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 information here.

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

Three-way Interclub Regatta
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 information here.

Submarine single-handedly 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 success
We had our first weekend running our new scheduling plan and it was a great success. More information here.

GMBC Sailing Championship Regulations
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. 
Photo gallery.

Model Boats for Sale
Check out the latest additions here.

Photo Gallery
Have a look at some great pictures taken at our September meeting. Photo gallery.

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 rules here... 

A 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 page.


Photos and Videos

See pictures and videos of our racing and scale sailboats, and electric and steam scale model boats here.


Next Meeting of the Gauteng Model Boat Club

The GMBC meets at Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg, twice a month on the second Saturday and the last Sunday of every month from 13h00 to 16h00.

See our calendar of meetings and events here.

Get details of our location here.


More About the Gauteng Model Boat Club

The GMBC caters for remote control model yachts and electric and steam power boats. Read more here.



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