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  • PMMC Open Day pictures – thanks to John S. 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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  • PMMC – Annual General Meeting tonight 7.30pm – 9.30pm

    Our Annual General Meeting is tonight. The chairman and committee will be there to take us through the financials, last year’s activity, and what is planned for the rest of this coming year. This is a chance for members to share ideas and to help in the running of the club.

    Please note the start time of 7.30pm. Please be prompt as there is always a lot to get through.

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  • Victoria yacht for sale with an unused set of House Martin sails.

    See For Sale items
    https://phoenixmarinemodelclub.co.uk/2024/04/06/victoria-sailing-yacht-with-an-extra-set-of-unused-house-martin-sails/

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  • IOM Race Day 6 Results – 3rd April 2024

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    1184Ray D9
    220Allan P10
    349Bryan P19
    413Mike O20

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  • IOM Race Day 5 Results – 27th March 2024

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    1172John T7
    220Allan P12
    313Michael O21
    4184Ray D23
    549Brian P32

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  • For sale reduced price. HMS Barossa

    Now reduced for a quick sale Tony Woodford’s HMS Barossa refitted and ready to run with your own transmitter and receiver. See items for sale:
    https://phoenixmarinemodelclub.co.uk/2024/03/26/hms-barossa-now-reduced-for-a-quick-sale/

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  • New Items for Sale – Survey Tug & Caldercraft Imara

    See items for sale.
    Survey Tug
    https://phoenixmarinemodelclub.co.uk/2024/03/23/survey-tug/

    Caldercraft Imara
    https://phoenixmarinemodelclub.co.uk/2024/03/23/twin-screw-caldercraft-imara-project/

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  • IOM Race Day 4 Results – 20th March 2024

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    120Allan P7
    249Brian P15
    313Michael O17
    435Roger T26

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  • IOM Race Day 3 Results – 13th March 2024

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    120Allan P9
    241Roger E12
    313Michael O24
    449Brian P26
    507Bob E27

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  • Sunday 17th March 2024 – Island Terrace Bar Closed – No Sailing

    This Sunday 17th March 2024 there is a one day Wedding Fair event at Silvermere, and they will be using the Island Terrace Bar. As a result PMMC members will be unable to use the area for sailing.

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  • Club Night Tonight 11th March 2023

    Due to works being undertaken at the Waterside Bar at Silvermere we are obliged to change the venue to somewhere else in the bar area – either at the far end of the bar or maybe in the Members room (also at the far end of the bar area!). But it does mean that the talk booked for the evening has had to be postponed for a few months. Therefore we hope it will take place on the October Club Night.

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  • IOM Race Day 2 Results – 6th March 2024

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    120Allan P9
    2172John T12
    3184Ray D14
    449Brian P28

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  • Additional IOM racing dates confirmed.

    The first of six IOM races took place on Wednesday 28th February. There will be weekly races on the next five Wednesdays starting at approx 10.00am. Other dates are: March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, and April 3rd 2024

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  • IOM Race Day 1 Results – 28 February 2024

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    1172John T9
    2184Ray D15
    320Allan P17
    413Michael O22
    507Bob E35
    649Brian P36
    * Tie broken as 53 had more 3rd places than 14.

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  • For sale Victoria Yacht + Futaba Radio

    For sale, Victoria yacht complete with Futaba radio system. Cost £100, view by arrangement at Silvermere Golf club on a Wednesday morning. Contact davidwilde155@msn.com

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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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  • Victoria Winter Race Series Final Results. Championship 2023/24

    To qualify a skipper must sail 3 of the 5 race days. If 4 and 5 days raced a skipper gets 1 day discarded.

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    165john w3
    214allan p6
    3143John T7
    428roger e.8
    588richard c.15
    635brian p19

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  • Victoria Race Day 5 Results – 24th January 2024

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    165john w8
    228roger e13
    3143John T20
    453michael o30 *
    514allan p30 *
    635brian p37
    * Tie broken as 53 had more 3rd places than 14.

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  • Victoria Race Day 4 Results – 3rd January 2024

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    165john w8
    228roger e15
    3143John T16
    435Brian P29
    553mike o31
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  • Happy New Year!

    Best wishes for 2024 to everybody, all our PMMC members and readers.
    1st January we will have a bit of a sail-in to welcome the start of the Sailing /Boating season, anything that floats is welcome and if it is raining or too windy we can all have a friendly cup of Tea/Coffee and meet with Jackie to spend our pocket money on Subs!
    About 10 – 10.30 should be ok to meet up.

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  • 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.

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    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.

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    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: https://phoenixmarinemodelclub.co.uk/2023/11/01/victoria-race-day-1-results-2/

    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

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    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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  • 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. 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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  • 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: https://kemptonsteam.org/

    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 Championship 2023 Results

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    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 6 2023 Results

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    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 Race Day 5 2023 Results

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    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

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    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

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    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

    PositionBoatSkipperScore
    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

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

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