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Club Activities

The Scale Section will be in action every Sunday from 08h30
The Professional Loafer 'Waddy' sailors sail every Wednesday morning from 09h00. This is followed by a braai.
The Power Guys are in action on most Saturday mornings from 08h00
The Summer Series of mixed class sailing every Thursday at 15h00. Including RCLasers, IOMs, DF95s & RG65s
The Professional Loafer RCLasers and RG65 sailors sail on Wednesday morning from about 10h00. This is followed by a braai.
A Club Open Day will be held on 24th March 2019.  See below for more details
IOMs sail on Sunday 10th March 2019 at 10h00
RG65s Sunday Regatta takes place on Sunday 31st March 2019 at 10h00
The RCLaser April Fools Regatta takes place on Sunday 7th April 2019 at 10h00
DF95s sail their Sunday Regatta on the 21 April 2019 at 10h00

DRBC Open Day

Notice :Club/Public Open Day
Time : 9H30
Date : Sunday 24th March 2019
Venue: DRBC at the Pond@Blue lagoon

We are having another club day which will be open to the members of the public. Please could you all invite as many friends, family or interested parties as possible in order to make a success of the event.
We will start off setting up from about 8 am but coffee, tea and edibles will be on the go for club members from 9am – the event officially starts at 9H30 with racing by Power followed by Sailing and the Model – although Model will be on display throughout.
There will be a number of sail boats available for “visitors” to try their hand at sailing including visitors races if numbers are sufficient. The cycle will then run through again. That is,
Starting at 9H30 ending at 12H30
There will be chicken rolls available for club members throughout the event.
Contact the DRBC Commodore, Norrie Taylor on cell 072 177 7730 or look on the Durban Radio Boat Club website at for any further information.
Come down and enjoy the fun!

Seen at the DRBC

Duncan Starke with his new RG65
Launched beginning of October 2018

Terry Hargreaves with his new RG65
Trevors models on show
Rowans models on show
Trevors project to finish
Mervyns warships on show
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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