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Wednesday Series 1 – Regatta 5

Good Evening Mariners,

Tonight we saw 5 and a half boats (Sorry Chris!) take to the water with 5 IOM’s participating in the evenings racing. Very changeable conditions prevailed tonight with rolling mist sometimes obscuring view of the marks completely.

Sadly, we were only able to use 3 marks tonight as one of the four buoys laid appears to have been taken. The weight used to secure the buoy to the lake bed was deposited on the decked area suggesting that the buoy has been removed rather than freeing itself from its position.

However, this didn’t stop a good evenings racing with mixed results throughout the fleet. Tonights scores and season standings can be seen on the Racing page.

Thanks all, see you next week for a 6:30pm (ish) start!

Wednesday Series – Regatta 4

Following the abandonment of last weeks Regatta, 6 club members took to the lake tonight in fairly steady (albeit light) conditions for the fourth regatta of the ten race season.

Tonights results and season standings are as follows:

Wednesday Series 1 – Regatta 4 – 14/06/17
Skipper Name Sail No R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Points Position
Richie Blank 2 4 3 4 2           11 3
Mike 41 5 2 4 6 4           15 4
Gareth 3 1 3 2 3 3           9 2
Bob 45 6 (DNS) 6 (DNS) 6 (DNS) 2 5           19 5
Marc Blank 4 5 5 5 6           19 5
Richard 71 3 1 1 1 1           4 1
Discards: 0-3 Races (0) 4-7 Races (1) 8+ Races (2) / DNS/DNF = Last Place + 1
Wednesday Series 1 – Season Results
Skipper Name Sail No R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Points Position
Richie Blank 2 1 0 3             6 3
Mike 41 3 3 0 4             10 4
Gareth 3 1 2 0 2             5 2
Bob 45 4 3 0 5             12 5
Marc Blank 4 3 0 5             12 5
Richard 71 1 1 0 1             3 1

A full breakdown of the season so far can be seen on the Racing page.

Thanks to all for their attendance (even the supporters!) tonight and we look forward to another bout of close racing next week from 6:30pm.

Millbrook Model Mariners Open Day and Rubber Duck Race 2017 – Event Review

Sunday 11th June saw the return of our annual open day with the addition of a Rubber Duck Race to raise money for the Keep Me Close Appeal. Boats from Millbrook, Looe, Camborne & Plymouth were lake-side with sunny weather throughout the day. The conditions were perfect for sailing but the high winds limited running for other boats. 

Hot drinks, cakes and pasties were available throughout the day with plants also being sold on the day. 

In total £173 was raised with some of the funds being donated to the Keep Me Close Appeal. A big thankyou to all those who attended, volunteered and thankyou to everyone for supporting both the club and a great cause.

A video of the event has been uploaded to the club’s Facebook page and is available here.


On behalf of the club we would like to welcome our two newest members, Richard & Ivor.

If you are interested in joining our local friendly club please feel free to bring an Application Form along with you and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Millbrook Model Mariners Open Day & Rubber Duck Race 2017

Come and join us Lakeside tomorrow morning for our Annual Open Day. There will be model boats to view on static display and boats running throughout the day. We will have refreshments available to buy with a Rubber Duck race taking place lunchtime.

If you have an interest in boats, modelling, model boats or just fancy a sunday stroll along the lakeside please come and see us!

We look forward to seeing you there!


New Links

Evening Mariners,

No sailing update from me tonight, however, I’ve added a few extra links on your request! If you have any more sources you would like to share please email and we can update our links section.

Don’t forget – our open day is Sunday! Let’s hope the weather improves!!

Wednesday Series 1 – Regatta 2

Good Afternoon Mariners,

Wednesday saw the second regatta of the season take place with 3 club members and a guest boat in attendance. The results have been posted to the Racing page.

As always, club meeting will take place on Monday 5th June at Millbrook AFC.


Wednesday Series 1 – Regatta 1

Evening Mariners,

Tonight marked the first regatta of the Wednesday Series that will take place over the summer months. With 4 club boats in attendance and a guest boat (that definitely gave us a run for our money!) we went head to head in light conditions to start the series off with a bang.

The racing rules and running results will be added to the Racing section of the website in due course, but tonight’s results are posted below:

Wednesday Series 1 – Regatta 1 – 24/05/17
Skipper Name Sail No Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Points Position
Richie Blank 1 3 4 4             8 2
Mike 41 4 4 2 3             9 3
Gareth 3 2 2 3 2             6 1
Bob 45 6 6 6 6             18 4
Marc Blank 6 6 6 6             18 4
Discards: 0-3 Races (0) 4-7 Races (1) 8+ Races (2) / DNS/DNF = Last Place + 1

Thanks to those who attended. We will further discuss the future of the Wednesday series at our next club meeting on 5th June. This meeting will also pull together and finalise the proceedings for the Open Day & Rubber Duck Racing on 11th June.

2017 Calendar is LIVE

Happy Sunday afternoon Mariners!

Our 2017 calendar has now been drafted up and is available to view on the club site . We hope to see as many members and new members as possible join us for fun and friendly sailing at Millbrook Lake. We have also published the shows and events we intend to visit over the coming year.

Members meetings still continue on the first Monday of each month and as always attendance is appreciated.  Meetings are also a great opportunity to come down and meet other members if you are considering joining a model boat club. We are a growing club and encourage anyone with an interest in modelling or boating in general to come and see if we are for you!

Some meets are better supported than others and whilst we would all like to be able to meet every weekend the reality is that we all have other commitments to meet as well. The forums are a great place to arrange meets and discuss boating away from the lake. They have recently been overhauled so anyone (even non-members) can post questions and ideas so you don’t even need to leave the house to engage with the club.

We hope to see our members (old and new) at the Lake in the near future!