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2022 GMBC SeaWind Sailing Championships - Round 5
The fifth round of this year's GMBC SeaWind championship took place on Sun 19 June at Emmarentia Dam with a breeze that varied between drifetrs and busters. Bruce H and Sameer battled it out with their scores tied going into the final race while Owen took third. Get full race results here.

2022 GMBC IOM Sailing Championships - Round 6
For once we had astrong breeze at Emmarentia and we enjoyed some fast races and close dices for the line. Congratulations to Brent, Terrance and Bruce H for taking the podiums. Get full race results here.

IOM Racing Yacht for Sale
IOM for sale. B and C rigs included. Loose A rig sails. No electronics and needs a rudder. R2000 takes it.
 See this and many other model boats for sale here.

See GMBC on TV
DStv's Kwela programme on Kyknet featured the Gauteng Model Boat Club in February 2022. See the programme here.

2022 GMBC Events Calendar
The calendar for next year has been published. Click here.

Best Scale Models of 2021
Visit our Latest News page to see the winners of the three model building categories for the year. Click here.

GMBC Exhibition Day - Emmarentia Dam
The annual exhibition day of the Gauteng Model Boat Club was held 10h00 to 13h00 on Sunday, 28 November. There were static and working displays and demonstrations of:

  • Functioning scale models such as submarines, corvettes, destroyers, battleships, landing craft, tug boats, coast guard ships, steam boats, fishing trawlers and passenger liners
  • Racing sail boats including SeaWind and International One Metre racing classes
  • High-speed racing motor boats - the Mad Shark Formula One boats.

Some Great Videos
Check out some very good videos of scale models and RC racing yachts on our Gallery page.

Model Boats for Sale
Here is your chance to get into the fun world of model boating. We have a wide selection of scale boats and yachts for sale. Model boats for sale.

Adding Buoyancy to RC Yachts
SeaWinds (and most RC yachts) do not have any positive buoyancy. If enough water gets into the hull the ballast at the bottom of the keel will pull the boat under water and it will be gone in seconds, never to be seen again. But it's quite easy to make your boat survive such an accident by adding buoyancy. Read more here...

Video clip shot from a drone
Visit our gallery page to see video of sailboat racing shot from a drone.  Photo gallery.

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...



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, every weekend.

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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