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Club Activities

The activities at the DRBC will be winding down as the 'holiday season' kicks in as the Pond area becomes very over crowded and some times a bit unpleasant at this time of the year BUT we'll be back in 2020.
IOMs sail their Sunday Regatta on Sunday 8th December 2019 at 10h00
RG65s sail their last Sunday Regatta for the year on Sunday 22nd December 2019 at 10h00
The Scale Section will be in action every Sunday from about 08h30
The Professional Loafer sail various models and scale boats every Wednesday morning from 09h00. This is followed by a braai.
The Power Guys are in action on most Saturday mornings from 08h00
The Professional Loafers sail RCLasers or RG65s on alternate Wednesday morning from about 10h00. This is followed by a braai
The Summer Series of mixed class sailing every Thursday at 16h00. Including RCLasers, IOMs, DF95s

The History of the Durban Radio Boat Club & the Model Yacht Pond at Blue Lagoon

A big thank you to DRBC club member, Ian Gielink,  who has produced this fantastic video showing the history of our facilities in Durban.

Ian is the committee member responsable for organising and promoting the clubs Wednesday activities and is also an active RCLaser and RG65 sailor he is also an amature video producer, golfer and bowler!!

The video is full of photos, videos & other information and is narrated by Ian Gielink  himself.

Well done that man!

Click on the below Youtube link to view thw video

Photos from the Open/Club Day that was held earlier in the year
Thank you to to Trevor Viljoen & Alen Richert of Viper Aviation Photography for these fantastic photos

Gunter 'Beer' tanker

The RG65 Project.
Contact Joe Robbertse for more information

The all new Dragon Flite's made their first appearance on the Pond recently

Contact club member Des Fairbank for more details eMail

Club member, Mike de Lange, scratch built boiler project
Still work in progress

Two photos of the Pond and even our little clubhouse taken from from a Bell 206 Jet Ranger by Trevor Viljoen.

A new addtion to the fleet at the Pond
Photo by Zoom Rindel but who is the owner?
Very good perspective of a model boat with the
photo taken at water level

There are a number of new IOMs on the water with some new owners joining the fleet as well
Photo by Terry Flynn

Call back the past!
32 RCLasers line up for the SA National Championships in 2001.


Some information about the DRBC

The Durban Radio Boat Club is situated at the Blue Lagoon just 5 minutes from the city centre of Durban, South Africa

The DRBC is the only club in Durban that caters for Radio Controlled Sailing, Scale Models and Power Boats.

All sections are very active in pursuing their chosen sport or hobby with passion and enthusiasm.

Facilities available include a small club house and grassed picnic area situated on the banks of the Umgeni River with a seperate 200m x 50m pond that caters for all club activities.

As an aside there is a wide variety of bird life on the Pond and on the islands in the river which makes for excellent bird spotting.

Come down to the Pond on any Sunday morning and speak to one of the club committee members or contact the club by email

Please be sure to click on the links to the different club section links to see some of the scale models, power boats and yachts in action and for further information about each section.

Make a Sunday of it and visit the Durban Radio Boat Club for a very pleasant outing.

Frank Wadsworths, Waddacat 3 is based on a Paper Tiger design

Radio Controlled Lasers seen racing at the Pond in a recent regatta
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