The day will start at 10am and will run until 4pm and we expect a display of about 30 models and participation by 40 members. Some boats on display will be scale versions of Richard Branson's Atlantic Challenger, Seawolf US Submarine, Type 212 German Submarine, Zwarte Zee tug, and any number of corvettes, destroyers, battleships, landing craft, tug boats, coast guard ships, steam boats, fishing trawlers and passenger liners.
The ships range from remote-controlled row boats the size of your hand to 1.5 metre long, 20kg behemoths. Many of these models come with functioning diesel smoke and sounds, fire monitors, lights, cranes and guns.
Events will include tug towing competitions, extinguishing real life fires, boat races, and sailing regattas. The public will be able to view all the models on display and to see them in action on the water.
See us at Emmarentia Dam at the Olifants Road entrance to the Botanical Gardens. See a map here.
1. Open water session 11h00 to