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All DRBC activities are suspended in line with the "National Lockdown" as announced by the
Honorable President  of South Africa.  

All being well club actives will resume after 17th April 2020

Stay safe everyone.

Some Model Projects seen at the Club in March

Mike de Lange's "steam driven" boat nearing completion.
This is going to be amazing to see the boat  launched and the steam engine working

John MacDonald from the South Coasts  'sand carrier' Vessel

Just check out the amazing detail

Sailwave results for RCLaser March "Mad Hatter" Regatta 1st March 2020 at The Pond at Blue Lagoon 2020

RCLaser March "Mad Hatter" Regatta 1st March 2020

The Pond at Blue Lagoon

Results are final


Sailed: 10, Discards: 2, To count: 8, Entries: 9, Scoring system: Appendix A
  Rank SailNo Skipper R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Total Nett Notes
  1st 23 Norrie Taylor 1 (10 DNC) 1 2 2 1 2 (10 DNC) 1 2 32 12  
  2nd 33 Terry Flynn 4 2 4 (6) 3 (10 DNC) 1 1 2 1 34 18  
  3rd 7 Peter Heathcote 2 1 5 3 (8) 4 3 2 3 (10 DNC) 41 23  
  4th 135 Denny Moffatt (7) 4 2 4 1 3 (10 DNC) 4 4 4 43 26  
  5th 13 Bruce Schnell 6 3 3 5 6 (7) 5 3 (7) 3 48 34  
  6th 143 Bernie Warner 3 6 6 1 5 2 4 (10 DNC) (10 DNC) 10 DNC 57 37  
  7th 8 Bjorn Hanssen 5 5 (10 DNC) 7 4 5 (10 DNC) 5 5 10 DNC 66 46  
  8th 26 Desmond Hayes (9) (8) 7 8 7 6 6 6 6 5 68 51  
  9th 146 Duncan Starke 7 7 8 (10 DNC) (10 DNC) 10 DNC 10 DNC 10 DNC 10 DNC 10 DNC 92 72

Sailwave Scoring Software 2.24.0

Model Building Competition for 2020

R5 000 prize for the 2020 model of the year!

JANUARY 6, 2020
Model Boat Clubs are giving all model builders an incentive this year to complete that long overdue project. So dust off the hull, get the tools and CA and continue where you left off!!!

R10 000 in cash up for grabs!
With a total prize pool of R10 000, Model Boat Clubs are giving two lucky winners of the Model of the Year Competition, each a  R5 000 cash reward, so please inform your members of this “competition”.

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

RCLasers are the biggest and most active class at the DRBC
Contact Terry Flynn for more info

Thank you to Trevor Steenkamp from Natutical Images for the great photo

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

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.

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