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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 every second Wednesday (Next braai on 17 Jan)
The Power Guys are in action on most Saturday mornings from 08h00
There is now a monthly Summer Series of mixed class sailing every Thursday at 16h00. This is organised thru the "WhatsApp" group
The Professional Loafer RCLasers and RG65 sailors sail on Wednesday morning from about 10h00. This is followed by a braai every second Wednesday. (Next braai on 17 Jan)
The next IOM regatta at the DRBC will be on Sunday 21st January after the AGM
The next RCLaser regatta at the DRBC will be on Sunday 4th February at 10h00 for 10h30


Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting

Date : Sunday 21 January 2018.

Time: 9am

Venue: The Pond, Blue Lagoon


1. Welcome
2. Apologies
3. Minutes of 2017 AGM and adoption thereof.
4. Matters arising
5. Treasurers Report 2017
6. Commodores Report 2017
7. Election of Office Bearers for 2018
a) Commodore
b) Vice-Commodore
c) Treasurer
d) Secretary
8. Election of Scale. Sail, Power & Wednesday representatives
9. General
 Appointment of DRBC representatives to the RSKZN Committee

The RCLs & RG65s were in action on Wednesday 10th January sailing in a combined fleet
Photo thanks to Ian Gielink
In photo L to R Commodore Norrie Talyor, Bjorn Hanssen & Pete Dowdeswell with the mixed fleet at one of the race  starts

Open Day 27th August 2017
Some of the models, yachts & power boats on show at the recent Open Day

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.

The green monster back in action

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 on racing at the Pond in a recent regatta

Vistitors Counter installed on 5th July 2013

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