• Victoria yacht racing to continue in January 2024

    Due to weather conditions the remaining two Victoria race days will now be held in January 2024.

    Details and dates will be advised In December.

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  • Victoria Race Day 3 Results – 22nd November 2023

    So little wind made racing very hard work.

    114Allan P10
    243Michael D13
    3143John T16
    435Brian P21
    588Richard C22
    Only 7 races sailed due to very light winds. Boat 65 was a non starter. One discard was given.

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  • Victoria Race Day 2 Results – 15th November 2023

    It was a fine sunny day with a wind that didn’t know where it was going, which made the Victoria’s somewhat difficult to control – an understatement if I ever heard one. So congrats to John W. for mastering the conditions.

    165John W11
    214Allan P16*
    372Grahame P16*
    428Roger E26
    535Brian P32
    688Richard C34
    749Colin R41
    *Tie 2nd and 3rd broken as boat 14 had more 1st places.

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  • Victoria Race Day 1 – 1st November 2023

    Very Heavy rain and poor conditions welcomed the Victoria Skippers for the first of 5 race days in November 2023.
    See the race results and well done to John T who mastered the conditions and won the first race day. Race result here:

    The remaining Victoria race days are 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th November 2023.

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  • Victoria Race Day 1 Results

    1st November 2023

    1143John T11
    272Grahame P17
    314Allan P21
    488Richard C26*
    528Roger E26*
    635Brian P35
    743Michael D41
    865John W47
    *Tie 4th and 5th broken as boat 88 had more 5th places

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  • Victoria Racing Resumes!

    Good news at last. The weed has gone. So we are good to start racing on Wednesday 1st of November. I have test sailed my Victoria and she picked up NO weed. So see you next Wednesday 1st November for the first of 9 races at 11am.

    Please arrive at 10am to set up and check your boat. Additional race days November 8,15,22 and 29. Whatever the weather we sail so come prepared. See further details under the ‘Yacht Racing’ sub heading ‘Victoria Racing’. Grahame 

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  • Beautiful gaffed rigged sailing yacht for sale. See details and pictures in the ‘For Sale’ section

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  • !The jetty has been lowered. Please be careful of the increased step down!

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  • PMMC Moonlight Sail – Video Created by Jakub

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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.
    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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  • IOM Race Dates Winter 2023/2024 – To Be Confirmed

    Please note that due to problems with weed, IOM race dates will be confirmed as an when the weed has receded.

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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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    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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  • Club Night – July 10th 2023 – Video Created by Jakub

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

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  • General Sailing Day Video and Pictures Created by Jakub

    General Sailing Day – Wednesday 17th May 2023

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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:

    Video Created by Jakub

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  • Take a Look – new pictures added to the ‘Gallery’ sail, scale, and steam.

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  • IOM Spring Race Day 6 2023 corrected Results

    172Grahame P11
    2172John T.16
    341Roger E.19
    446Rob P25
    574John W.27
    699Ray D.31
    713Michael O.46
    849Brian P.54
    906Bob E56

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  • IOM Spring Championship CORRECTED Results

    172Grahame P42
    2172John T.68
    341Roger E69
    446Rob P108
    574John W110
    642Michael D.122
    713Michael O165
    826/06Bob E.197
    949Brian P.211

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  • IOM Spring Race Day 5 2023 Results

    172Grahame P10
    241Roger E19
    3184Ray D24
    446Rob P28
    542Michael D30
    6172John T31
    774John W36
    813Michael O38
    926Bob E55
    Sail 49 only only entered 3 races therefore did not qualify.

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  • IOM Spring Race Day 4 2023 Results

    172Grahame P14
    2172John T15*
    3184Ray D15*
    441Roger E21
    520Allan P28
    674John W31
    713Michael O48
    849Brian P62
    *Boat 172 broke tie with 184 as had more 1st places

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  • More items for sale. Details and pictures are on the ‘For Sale’ page.

    Scale Boats for Sale:
    Loyal HeverReady to go. A lovely well made model. Small enough to handle easily, but looks good on the water.
    Arran Mail Ready to go. A classic well made model. Light, easy to handle and launch.
    Sea CommanderReady to go. Lovingly finished to a high standard, inside and out.

    Yachts for sail:
    International One Metre class with one set of sails.
    International One Metre class with three sets of sails.

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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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  • IOM Spring Race Day 3 2023 Results

    172Grahame P12
    242Michael D13
    3172John T22*
    446Rob P22*
    574John W24
    613Michael O33
    726Bob E48
    849Brian P53
    *Boat 172 broke tie with 46 as had more 1st places

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  • IOM Spring Race Day 2 2023 Results

    172Grahame P9
    2172John T15
    341Roger E18
    442Michael D25
    574John W28
    646Rob P33
    749Brian P42
    Boat 13 only sailed 3 races so did not qualify.

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  • IOM Spring Race Day 1 2023 Results

    172Grahame P12
    241Roger E13
    320Allan P19
    411Slieve Mc29
    574John W35
    626Bob E36
    742Michael D54
    813Michael O55
    948Robert T57

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  • Just for a bit of fun on a wet wintry day

    A picture of Stephen Griffiths speed boat that wasn’t blurred by speed at the lake on Sunday 26th Feb. It is actually built from plans that were published in Marine Modeller a fair number of years back!

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  • Sometimes you need a bigger boat..

    After successfully repairing the electrics, Mark tried the new ‘park mode’ on the head of the fountain. Luckily it didn’t come back on during the rescue..

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  • Revised IOM race days March -May 2023

    March 22, 29
    April 5, 19, 26
    May 3

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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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  • 2023 yacht racing dates announced

    IOM Frostbite         8th and 22nd March, 5th, 19th, 26th April, 3rd May

    VICTORIA           6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September 4th, 11th October

    IOM                      18th, 25th October, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd November

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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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  • Victoria Race series 2022 Final Results

    5 Race Days sailed. To qualify a skipper must sail 4 race days.
    4 days sailed NO discard days. 5 Days sailed 1 day discard.

    Final Results

    1stSail 72Grahame P.33 Pts
    2ndSail 143John T. 60 Pts
    3rdSail 14Allan P. 70 Pts
    4thSail 65John W. 77 Pts
    5thSail 17/07Bob E.115 Pts
    6thSail 35Brian P. 182 Pts

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  • IOM Yachts can now sail at Silvermere

    Good News. The weed has gone and the water level is now deep enough for IOM yachts.

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  • Ron Young Trophy 2022 – Winner

    The Ron Young trophy this year has been won by Michael Darbyshire with his excellent Waveney Class Lifeboat. See pictures below.

    Also taking part were Peter Shires Starlet along with a small part finished planked dinghy along with Stephen Griffiths chain ferry. 

    And last of the five was our Chairman’s slightly dodgy (according to our anonymous Judge) new Sailing Cutter.

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  • Club Night 14th November 2022

    The November club night will be held at:
    Byfleet Boat Club,
    4 Old Parvis Road
    KT14 6lE
    This will be the Ron Young Trophy meeting for new, refurbished and found models along with the RNLI Christmas Sales table. Teas/coffees and cakes courtesy of Carol.

    NOTE: There is no meeting at Silvermere on the 14th November

    There is good parking in Old Parvis Road and entrance to the Boat Club is down the slope to the tow path – take care if it’s raining or icy as the slope is a bit steep, you may find a torch helpful as the road is a bit dark in places. We gather about 7.30pm for tea, coffee and cake – thanks Carol. The evening’s attraction are: a) Ron Young trophy – bring your new models for inspection and entry to this club competition; b) the RNLI ladies will have their sales stall for those essential Christmas items, e.g. cards, calendars and presents; c) a Bring and Buy table for all those quality items you want a new home for.

    If you have any queries please use the Contact Us form found elsewhere on this website.

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  • Victoria Racing Dates 22/23

    October 19 and 26
    November 2, 16, 30
    December 7

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  • Club Meeting – Moonlight Regatta 12 September 2022

    An opportunity to sail your boats with their lights and other twinkly bits in the evening sun on the lovely Silvermere lake.

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  • No sailing – private function on the Island Terrace Bar 31 August 2022

    Title: No sailing – private function on the Island Terrace Bar
    Start: 31 August 2022
    End: 31 August 2022
    Location: Inn on the Lake

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  • IMPORTANT – August 31st – The Island Terrace Bar being used for a private function today. So sailing is cancelled.

    Summary: Note sent yesterday by Richard.
    A bit late but we have just been informed that the island part of the lake is being used by a private party all day Wednesday 31st August so we will not be sailing on that day.

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  • Egham Royal Show 27 August 2022

    Title: Egham Royal Show
    Start: 27 August 2022
    End: 28 August 2022
    Location: See Description Below
    Description: The Egham Royal Show is a great day out that you can take all the family to It’s a bit like a big county show but much more intimate and friendly. There’s a whole marquee devoted to models of which the vast majority are boats of all types, there’s even a pond for sailing and as per previous years Phoenix Marine Model Club will be in attendance. Do check out their web site here: Egham Royal Show

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  • WANTED – medium size sailing fishing trawler, easy to handle that can cope with the weedy conditions.

    Headline: WANTED – medium size sailing fishing trawler, easy to handle that can cope with the weedy conditions.
    Summary: Mike Oxley is looking to buy a small to medium size model of a sailing, not electric, fishing trawler/boat that can handle the current weedy conditions. Possibly a Brixham trawler or similar? Please click on the headline for contact information.
    Detail: Mike’s contact email: mike

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  • The Southern Model Show 2022 – Headcorn Aerodrome 03 September 2022

    Title: The Southern Model Show 2022 – Headcorn Aerodrome
    Start: 03 September 2022
    End: 04 September 2022
    Location: See Description Below
    Description: Headcorn Aerodrome, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent, TN27 9HX
    Tel: +44 (0)1622 891539 / Fax: +44 (0)1622 890876

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  • Club Open Day – Silvermere Lake 10 August 2022

    Title: Club Open Day – Silvermere Lake
    Start: 10 August 2022
    End: 10 August 2022
    Location: Silvermere Lake
    Description: The PMMC open day at Silvermere lake. We invite other clubs to this event so bring your boats along and meet fellow modellers. A great day our that is popular with PMMC and the general public.

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  • Club Meeting – Inn on the Lake Restaurant – Bar Room

    Title: Club Meeting – Inn on the Lake Restaurant – Bar Room
    Start: 08 August 2022
    End: 08 August 2022
    Location: Inn on the Lake

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  • Jetty Lower Deck Replaced

    Due to safety concerns for members created by rotting timbers, a new deck has been laid on the lower part of the jetty in readiness for open day. Thanks to the team of Alex, David, Martin, Richard for the work done and time spent getting the materials and bringing the equipment to get the job done.

    It was evident that the spongy artificial grass covering was hiding some seriously rotted timbers underneath. Having removed the covering the timbers were showing signs of their age and condition, some more than others. As a result the whole of the lower section has been re-boarded and recovered with the original grass that was in surprisingly good condition.

    The pressure treated timber should last another 5 years use before needing to be replaced.

    Many thanks to Alex, David, Martin, Richard for taking the time to do the work. Also for organising the materials and bringing the tools and equipment need to install the new decking.

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