Events

  • PMMC Open Day pictures – thanks to John S. and Jakub for taking them.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • February 11th 2024 Midhurst Annual Modellers Exhibition

    PMMC will have a display at this annual modellers show, one of the biggest modelling shows in the south. As well as model boats there will be lots of different models on display, railway layouts, Meccano, and other modelling skills on display. A great family day out. See the video below.

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  • Club Night – Moonlight Sail Pictures from Jakub and John

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  • Royal Egham Show – Video Created by Jakub

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • GMES Gala Weekend 1st-2nd July – Video Created by Jakub

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  • Kempton Park Steam Weekend – 1st-2nd May 2023

    PMMC members attended the Kempton Park Steam Weekend, displaying some of the scale and sail boats from the club, including some fine steam powered models. The main attraction being the large triple expansion steam engines used to pump water around the MWB network. One ‘The Sir William Prescott’ engine is still being run on steam days. See pictures below and in the events gallery. More about the museum here: https://kemptonsteam.org/

    Video Created by Jakub

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  • PMMC – AGM evening sail.

    On Monday, prior to our AGM, on what was a beautiful spring evening, a prospective new club member made this lovely video of our boats sailing on the lake. Watch the video on YouTube.

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  • Club Meeting March 2023

    March 13th @ Silvermere
    On Monday 13th March our meeting is at Silvermere where the main event is a bring-and-buy. Please bring along your unwanted model boat bits so as to sell or swap to another member. The meeting is from 7.30pm at The Inn on the Lake, Silvermere Golf Complex, Redhill Road, Cobham, KT11 1EF.

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  • PMMC Christmas Social

    12th December 2022 at:
    Byfleet Boat Club,
    4 Old Parvis Road
    KT14 6LE
    Come along for festive food, fun, quiz and raffle. Chat to fellow modellers, and swap hints, tips and experiences with your latest modelling project.
    Pre-booking required for the buffet.

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