We are a group of model boat enthusiasts who formed the Woodspring Model Sailing Club (Woodspring MSC) in 1974 to encourage the building and sailing of remote control model watercraft.
Our home water is Portishead boating lake, a good size man-made lake dating from the early 20th century being filled from a spring and the high spring tides giving a brackish water.
?Radio controlled sailing models have many attractions.? Whilst they are easy to learn how to sail, the variations in the wind and natural conditions mean that there is always some challenge and interest in sailing them.? They are of course silent and they can typically sail for many hours at a time because the batteries only operate the radio control, not a motor.? If you have not seen scale model sailing before then do come along to the lake and perhaps talk with our members about it. It is an extremely enjoyable and relaxing hobby and one that always attracts interest from the public.
The club?s calendar includes many Sunday morning sessions for scale sail, electric and steam models.? Members enjoy ?free sailing? although if enough members are present we can also set up a course with buoys to sail around.? Members are also free to meet and sail at other times and many retired members also sail their scale models during the week.