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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
The Power Guys are in action on most Saturday mornings from 08h00
The RCLaser Thursday Summer Series is now complete after 19 Thursdays were sailed the overall winners were
1st ~ RCL56 ~ Des Fairbank
2nd ~ RCL23 ~ Norrie Taylor
3rd ~ RCL8 ~ Bjorn Hanssen
There is now casual RCLaser sailing every Thursday at the earlier time of 16h00. This is organised thru the "WhatsApp Group"
After the Easter weekend the RCLaser Winter Series will start at a time to be announced closer to the time.
The Professional Loafer RCLasers sailors sail on Wednesday morning from about 10h00. This is followed by a braai every second Wednesday
The next IOM Regatta will be on Sunday 9th April at 10h00
The next RCLaser Regatta will be the Merry May Regatta on Sunday 7th May 2017 at 10h00 for first start at 10h30

This scale model of the JR Moore tug was commissioned by Roy Lorentz and completely built by Trevor Cole.
A real master piece.
Thanks to Commodore Norrie Taylor for the photo

Frank Waldsworth newly built & launched 'double size' Waddy

Seen at the National Champs in November 2016
Photo by Lorna Charles of the Berea Mail

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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