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News

22 January 2020

19 January 2020

    Kempton Steam Museum - 'Weekend Of Power' 16 May 2020

    • PMMC are invited to the Kempton Park Steam Museum's Weekend Of Power. A great weekend for all the family. See one of the large triple expansion steam engines running in the pump house, and enjoy a ride on the coal train. See here for details: https://www.kemptonsteam.org/ We have been at this event for the last couple of years. We are hoping to have a stand and display at this year's event. Watch this space for confirmation.

15 January 2020

14 January 2020

    Celebrations for Jim Passey's 90th birthday at Club Night yesterday

    • One of our very active, and ever young club members Jim Passey has just celebrated his 90th birthday. To mark the special occasion Jim was presented with a birthday cake and well wishes at our club night on Monday. Also on show were some of Jim's amazing and expertly built novelty craft. Unfortunately 'The Duck & Ducklings' had a prior appointment. :o)

13 January 2020

    IMPORTANT: revised amendments to the PMMC Constitution & Rules are available to review.

    • After feedback from two members rule 5g and 5h have been wholly reinstated. The other amendments (in red) remain subject to any feedback from the members. The latest version of The Rules and Constitution can be accessed via the Information Tab (Rule Book and Constitution option) on the left hand side menu. If you have any comments please pass them to the committee through the club secretary Martin Lighten. A vote on the changes will be taken at the next AGM on the 6th April 2020.

10 January 2020

    IOM summer series race for the 15th January cancelled.

    • The IOM race for the 15th January cancelled for those members wishing to attend the funeral of a much loved member of the club Andrea Roberts. Please click the headline for details of the funeral location and time.

8 January 2020

    Frostbite Series 2019/20 race day 08 January 2020

    • Frostbite 6 opened the New Year with light variable to zero wind. The nine sailors were led round the course by David A again. The rest took their luck with the changing conditions.Our thanks to Ian for doing the admin again. Without a Race Officer we must make a better attempt to be our own referee on the water - please try harder to sail by the rules in future! PLEASE NOTE:- Next Frostbite, scheduled for 15 January, is postponed due to the funeral of Andrea. The next Frostbite is planned for 22 Jan 2020.

6 January 2020

31 December 2019

18 December 2019

    Frostbite Race Series 2015/16 race day 18 December 2019

    • Frostbite 5, postponed from the 4th December, took place in dry conditions with a wind gradually increasing from light to moderate during the day with, of course, the normal holes in the wind. Michael D dominated the early races, from the 7 sailors who raced, but had to retire with equipment problems leaving the way for Laurence N to take the honours for the day. Thanks to Ian and David for looking after proceedings on the last race day of 2019. Happy Christmas to all my readers.

15 December 2019

    Christmas Lunch at Silvermere Inn on the Lake

    • Our annual Christmas lunch was again held at Silvermere Inn on the Lake. PMMC members had a great time and enjoyed great food and service. A big 'THANK YOU' to Richard C. for organising and overseeing the day. Click on the headline for details and pictures.

14 December 2019

    PMMC Christmas Social - Thank You's

    • Our thanks to all of those who contributed to the success of the Christmas Social including: David Wilde ,Barbara Hoyle ,Valerie Woods ,Janet Crane and Jackie Cashen for contributions to the food table and of course Carol Palmer for the majority of the fantastic food on offer. See pictures and more details click on the headline.

13 December 2019

    2020 club night dates added to the calendar

    • The club night dates for 2020 through to February 2021 have been added to the club's calendar. Guest speakers or activities will be updated as they are confirmed. For all the dates please see the calendar. N.B. Please be aware that the AGM will be on Monday 6th April. This is because the 13th April is Easter Monday

    Show dates for 2020 have been added to the calendar

    • PMMC will have stands and be displaying at various shows during 2020. Click on the headline to see details.

    Two beautiful launches for sale.

    • Terry Kitson's wife has two of his beautiful Windermere style steam launches for sale. These would provide an easy entry into steam powered model boats for any PMMC member who would like to try a different aspect of the hobby. Click on the headline for details.

12 December 2019

    The 2020 'Victoria' series race dates published.

    • The 2020 'Victoria' yacht race dates have been published. The first race is on July 8th 2020, with the last race on September 16th 2020. Races are every two weeks. See the updated calendar for all the scheduled dates.

    The 2020/21 IOM 'Frostbite' series race dates published.

    • The 2020 'Frostbite' IOM class yacht race dates have been published. The first race is on November 4th 2020, with the last race on February 3rd 2021. Races are every week to allow for cancellations due to variable winter conditions such as ice/still air etc. See the updated calendar for all the scheduled dates.

11 December 2019

    2020 IOM summer series race dates published.

    • The 2020 'Summer Series' IOM class yacht race dates have been published. The first race is on April 15th 2020, with the last race on June 24th 2020. Races are every two weeks. See the updated calendar for all the scheduled dates.

10 December 2019

8 December 2019

4 December 2019

    Frostbite Series 2019/20 race day 04 December 2019

    • Frostbite 5 is postponed until 18 Dec 20219. This is due to only four sailors making it to the lake and also no wind. All IOM sailors are encouraged to make an extra effort for this last Frostbite of the year. There are five race days planned for 2020 - 08,15,22,29 Jan and the final race day on the 05 Feb - your attendance will be welcome.

27 November 2019

    Frostbite Series 2019/20 race day 27 November 2019

    • Frostbite 4 attracted five faithful sailors on a wet and windless day. An early lunch after four races due to rain with a resumption when the rain stopped, however no wind and we all went home after one more attempt at a race. Congratulations to Alan P who managed to find some wind when the rest were becalmed. Our thanks to Ian and David for looking after us.


Last updated: 2020-01-25


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