GMES Gala Weekend – pictures. Thanks to Phil and Jakub for taking them.

Despite some very heavy showers the event was well attended, and the trains kept on running despite the downpours. PMMC were awarded the Brian Barrow Cup for our outstanding support of the GMES Gala Weekend event; now our 14th year. The trophy was presented to Richard C. by the Mayor of Guilford Sallie Barker MBE. There was also an award to Peter S. for his scratch built Swallow and Amazon sailing dinghies. See the pictures below.

PMMC – ‘open day’ 24th July. A chance to get together, sail, have a chat and swap ideas.

The weed cutting has finished, most of the weed has been removed. There is now a chance for members to enjoy a summer’s day together without too many weed related problems. Bring your boats along for a sail, have a chat, and enjoy swapping stories with fellow club members.
Please remember the lake is not weed free, so boats may still catch the odd piece of weed now and again. This is especially true for deep keel vessels.

Guilford Model Engineering Society – Gala Weekend 6th & 7th July 2024

GMES will be holding their annual Gala Weekend with lots of activities including train rides and other model railway exhibits. A great day out for all the family. Entry is free!
See the link to the website:

PMMC will have a stand at this show. There will be a pond to sail your boat and entertain the public. Come along and join fellow members for what is always a busy weekend.

Part finished Smit Rotterdam. Any offer considered.

I have a part-built Smit Rotterdam by Billing Boats and I need to admit that I will never finish it. It has the detailing still to do and includes the accessories kit. The project has been ongoing since I was a boy, so the boat is circa 40 years old.
As far as I can tell everything is complete and I was careful to store the fittings kit in storage boxes. Unfortunately I don’t have the original box. A worthwhile project for completion. I am open to offers on this part-built kit.

If you are interested, please contact