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Durban Radio Boat Club

Club Activities

RG65s sail their next Sunday Regatta on Sunday 23rd February at 10h00 for 10h30
The next RCLaser Sunday Regatta for 2020 being the Mad March Regatta will be sailed on Sunday 1st March at 10h00 for 10h30
The Dragon Flite 95s will be sailing on Sunday the 8 March at 10h00 for 10h30
IOMs will be sailing on Sunday 15 March at 10h00 for 10h30
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

Results & Report for the RCLaser Fabulous February Regatta

Good Day Sailors,
>>We sailed the RCLaser Fabulous February Regatta at the Pond yesterday morning
>>There was a fabulous north easterly breeze that built slightly through the morning.making for some fabulous sailing conditions
>>A fabulous fleet of 7 RCLasers sailing despite all of the apologies for non attendance.
>>Fabulous strong competition throughout the fleet with every body mixing it up at the front end of the fleet in some race or another.
>>Norrie T had Tx problems and offered to be OOD but also shared RCL 8 & 84 for the morning.
>>After 10 fabulous race we decided to call it quits as everybody was suffering from 'heat exhaustion' from the intense heat of the day!
>>All in all a fabulous morning down at the DRBC & the Pond
>>Until next time
Kind Regards
Terry F
RCL33 (going fabulously fast!)

Sailwave results for Fabulous February Regatta 2 February 2020 at The Pond at Blue Lagoon 2020

Fabulous February Regatta 2 February 2020

The Pond at Blue Lagoon

Results are final


Sailed: 10, Discards: 2, To count: 8, Entries: 7, Scoring system: Appendix A
  Rank SailNo Skipper R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Total Nett Notes
  1st 33 Terry Flynn 1 2 (8 DNS) 1 1 1 1 2 1 (8 DNC) 26 10  
  2nd 13 Bruce Schnell (2) 1 2 2 (5) 2 2 1 2 2 21 14  
  3rd 150 Neil Johnston (6) 3 3 4 2 (8 DNC) 3 3 6 3 41 27  
  4th 8 Bjorn Hanssen & Norrie Taylor 3 4 1 6 3 5 6 (8 DNC) (7) 1 44 29  
  5th 146 Duncan Starke (5) 5 4 3 4 4 (7) 4 4 4 44 32  
  6th 26 Desmond Hayes (8 DNC) 6 5 7 (8 DNC) 3 5 5 3 5 55 39  
  7th 84 Ian Gielink & Norrie Taylor 4 (7) 6 5 6 6 4 6 5 (8 DNC) 57 42

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

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.

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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