PMMC – Open Day – Silvermere Island Terrace Wednesday 10th April 2024 10.00 – 15.00

PMMC will have it’s annual open day this Wednesday 10th April 2024. The event will be held on the Island Terrace where we normally sail 10.00 – 15.00.

This event has been moved to earlier in the year so we can avoid weed problem that caused the cancellation of last year’s event. Weather permitting there will be a variety of different model boats on show, sail, electric, and steam. Come along and share the day with other members and modellers, and enjoy a sail on the lake.
All the usual facilities will be available, plus and coffee, tea and food are available to purchase from the Inn on The Lake restaurant.

We hope to see you there for a fun day!

Club night tonight February 12th. Bring and buy, swap, exchange ideas.

Club night tonight is a bring and buy. We all have those items sitting on the shelf, that project that didn’t quite get started. This is your opportunity to make some room, have a clear out of the workshop. Any items you would like to sell, swap, or give away, bring them along to find a new home. Start time at 7.30pm at Inn on the Lake – Bar Room. Some members may make the most of time and have an early evening sail, before the meeting; weather permitting.

Egham Royal Show – pictures.

A great weekend with some lovely sunny weather. The odd shower and rumble of thunder did not keep the visitors away. Sunday was particularly busy. PMMC volunteers were there to man the stand and sail boats over the two days. Many thanks to those members who helped out, and got involved in setting up. Special thanks to David W. for organising our attendance, and our exhibits. Thanks to Jakub G., Rob P. and Phil P. for the pictures.

Egham Royal Show August 26th-27th

Just a quick reminder that we shall be at the above show over the forthcoming weekend with a display of many types and sizes of model boats etc, and with hopefully plenty of time to wander around the show area to see what’s what in the agricultural world. https://eghamroyalshow.org.uk/
David Newall should be there with a motor vehicle of some sort in the vehicle display, and Jakub will be wandering anywhere and everywhere taking pictures of anything that moves.
There will, I understand, be steam powered vehicles on display, as the Dorset Steam Fair has been cancelled for this year, but will be back in 2024!

Sailing Barge Get Together – no sailing due to weed.

The Barge Match due to be held on Sunday 30th July has been changed to a “barge get together” as the lake is not in a suitable state for racing (See Above!)
Anyone with a barge is welcome to come but don’t expect much more than a small area to float in.
I will be there with boat or two but don’t expect much to happen except maybe the offer of a cup of coffee or tea from your chairman.

PHOENIX OPEN DAY CANCELLED

Members will be well aware of the lake weed issues that we have been battling against since the spring. We have spent many hours trying to keep it under control in front of the jetty and along the front of the ‘island’. However, the best we seem to achieve is to clear it on a Monday or Tuesday for limited sailing on a Wednesday only to see it back the following week. Regrettably Silvermere cannot get the weed cutter in because of the low water level.

At the moment, yachts with smooth keels and built-in rudders (e.g. Moonbeams) seem to sail without problems provided there is sufficient wind, but other types of hulls and anything with a propeller are liable to get stuck.

Therefore, it is with great regret that your committee feels it necessary to cancel the Open Day this year, especially as we will not have a rescue dinghy available on the day.

At the moment we are planning to have the 2024 Open Day early in the spring before the weed becomes a problem.

PMMC Secretary