Eastbourne and District Model Yacht Club has sailed at Princes Park, Eastbourne, since the purpose built model yachting lake was opened in the 1920’s.
The club has been witness to the evolution of Model Yachting from the early days of vane sailing through to modern day radio control yacht racing.
Classes adopted and raced are the International One Metre (IOM), the DragonForce 65 one design and the recently introduced DragonFlight 95 one design. Members participate in regional, national and international events and the club is recognized as one of the foremost radio yacht racing clubs in the UK, having hosted events at national and international level.
Our sailing water benefits from a hard paved edge allowing all round access. The lake is fed by fresh water, and the level maintained by a sluice gate at the seaward end. Dependant on the state of the tide the lake can also fill with sea water, so water quality is brackish and it is recommended that yachts are washed off with fresh water after use.
The lake is home to some 30 swans, a variety of gulls and numerous other forms of wildlife.
The club is affiliated to the Model Yachting Association of the United Kingdom.
The club will be participating in “Bart’s Bash”. This is the “Worlds Largest Sailing Event” held to remember Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, a double Olympic medallist who tragically lost his life whilst training for the Americas cup in 2013. For more details of the event.
We will be participating on 18 September when we will be running the IOM Event Trophy. We would ask all participants on the day to make a donation to the Bart’s Bash Charity.