Calendar

The Gauteng Model Boat Club meets at Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg, near the parking area for the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. Occasionally the sailors meet at other venues and this is announced on the GMBC WhatsApp group.

The second Saturday and last Sunday of every month are the primary club days where all members and all boats (sail, scale and electric power) are welcome on the water. At these meetings no one class of boats has right of way over another, but Club 500 speedboats are encouraged to run towards the end of the day.

On the third Saturday of every month there will be sailing races to allow skippers to tune up for the Championship regatta on the Sunday. On the third Sunday of every month a regatta is held for the GMBC Sailing Championships.

Apart from the last Sunday every month, which is Open Day, every other Sunday is reserved for sailboat racing. 

On the first Sunday of every month the sailors are invited to race at the Rusty Hook restaurant in Wilge Rd, Honeydew. 

There is also 'Whacky Wednesday' casual sailboat racing each Wednesday afternoon at Emmarentia.

All fixtures take place at Emmarentia Dam unless otherwise stated.

Gauteng Model Boat Club Calendar - 2018/19
Date Meeting
Sat 08 Dec Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun 09 Dec On Sunday 09 December at Emmarentia, GMBC will be joined by a number of visitors from other clubs. We can expect IOMs, DF95s, Focuses and maybe even an RC Laser to come and race with us and it will be a great way to finish off a very successful year before the holiday season kicks in. We will have a race regatta format like we do for our championships, but it will be a one-off series and all boats from all clubs are welcome. The accent will be on having fun enjoying our sport together so let's be lenient on rule-shouting and put that energy instead into having fun! Tune-up races will start from 10h30 and racing from 11h00. See you all there!
Sat 15 Dec Sailboat racing
Mon 17 Dec Public Holiday (Day of Reconciliation)
Tue 25 Dec Christmas Day
Wed 26 Dec Boxing Day
Sat, 5 Jan '19  
Sun, 6 Jan '19 Sailing at Rusty Hook. All categories at Emmarentia.
Sat, 12 Jan '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 13 Jan '19 Sailboat racing
Sat, 19 Jan '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 20 Jan '19 GMBC Sailing Competition - Round 1
Sat, 26 Jan '19  
Sun, 27 Jan '19 Open Day - Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sat, 2 Feb '19  
Sun, 3 Feb '19 Sailing at Rusty Hook. All categories at Emmarentia.
Sat, 9 Feb '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 10 Feb '19 Sailboat racing at NRSC Wemmer Pan
Sat, 16 Feb '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 17 Feb '19 GMBC Sailing Competition - Round 2
Sat, 23 Feb '19  
Sun, 24 Feb '19 Open Day - Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sat, 2 Mar '19  
Sun, 3 Mar '19 Sailing at Rusty Hook. All categories at Emmarentia.
Sat, 9 Mar '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 10 Mar '19 Sailboat racing
Sat, 16 Mar '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 17 Mar '19 GMBC Sailing Competition - Round 3
Thu, 21 Mar '19 Human Rights Day
Sat, 23 Mar '19  
Sun, 24 Mar '19 Sailboat racing
Sat, 30 Mar '19  
Sun, 31 Mar '19 Open Day - Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sat, 6 Apr '19  
Sun, 7 Apr '19 Sailing at Rusty Hook. All categories at Emmarentia.
Sat, 13 Apr '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 14 Apr '19 Open Day - Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing. Sailboat racing at NRSC Wemmer Pan.
Fri, 19 Apr '19 Good Friday
Sat, 20 Apr '19  
Sun, 21 Apr '19  
Mon, 22 Apr '19 Easter Monday
Sat, 27 Apr '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 28 Apr '19 GMBC Sailing Competition - Round 4
Wed, 1 May '19 Workers' Day
Sat, 4 May '19  
Sun, 5 May '19 Sailing at Rusty Hook. All categories at Emmarentia. IOM Eastern Transvaal Provincial Championships (not a GMBC event)
Sat, 11 May '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 12 May '19 Sailboat racing
Sat, 18 May '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 19 May '19 GMBC Sailing Competition - Round 5
Sat, 25 May '19  
Sun, 26 May '19 Open Day - Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sat, 1 Jun '19  
Sun, 2 Jun '19 Sailing at Rusty Hook. All categories at Emmarentia.
Sat, 8 Jun '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 9 Jun '19 Sailboat racing at NRSC Wemmer Pan
Sat, 15 Jun '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 16 Jun '19 Youth Day
Sun, 16 Jun '19 GMBC Sailing Competition - Round 6
Sat, 22 Jun '19  
Sun, 23 Jun '19 Sailboat racing
Sat, 29 Jun '19  
Sun, 30 Jun '19 Open Day - Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sat, 6 Jul '19 IOM Provincials (not a GMBC event)
Sun, 7 Jul '19 Sailing at Rusty Hook. All categories at Emmarentia. IOM Gauteng Provincial Championships (not a GMBC event)
Sat, 13 Jul '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 14 Jul '19 Sailboat racing
Sat, 20 Jul '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 21 Jul '19 GMBC Sailing Competition - Round 7
Sat, 27 Jul '19  
Sun, 28 Jul '19 Open Day - Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sat, 3 Aug '19  
Sun, 4 Aug '19 Sailing at Rusty Hook. All categories at Emmarentia.
Fri, 9 Aug '19 Womens' Day
Sat, 10 Aug '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 11 Aug '19 Sailboat racing at NRSC Wemmer Pan
Sat, 17 Aug '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 18 Aug '19 GMBC Sailing Competition - Round 8
Sat, 24 Aug '19  
Sun, 25 Aug '19 Open Day - Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sat, 31 Aug '19  
Sun, 1 Sep '19 Sailing at Rusty Hook. All categories at Emmarentia.
Sat, 7 Sep '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 8 Sep '19 Sailboat racing
Sat, 14 Sep '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 15 Sep '19 GMBC Sailing Competition - Round 9
Sat, 21 Sep '19 IOM National Championships (not a GMBC event)
Sun, 22 Sep '19 IOM National Championships (not a GMBC event)
Mon, 23 Sep '19 IOM National Championships (not a GMBC event)
Tue, 24 Sep '19 Heritage Day. IOM National Championships (not a GMBC event)
Sat, 28 Sep '19  
Sun, 29 Sep '19 Open Day - Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sat, 5 Oct '19  
Sun, 6 Oct '19 Sailing at Rusty Hook. All categories at Emmarentia.
Sat, 12 Oct '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 13 Oct '19 Sailboat racing at NRSC Wemmer Pan
Sat, 19 Oct '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 20 Oct '19 GMBC Sailing Competition - Round 10
Sat, 26 Oct '19  
Sun, 27 Oct '19 Open Day - Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sat, 2 Nov '19  
Sun, 3 Nov '19 NRSC Invitation Event - two one-hour endurance races.
Sat, 9 Nov '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 10 Nov '19 Sailboat racing
Sat, 16 Nov '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 17 Nov '19 GMBC Sailing Competition - Round 11 - Final
Sat, 23 Nov '19  
Sun, 24 Nov '19 Open Day - Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sat, 30 Nov '19  
Sun, 1 Dec '19 Sailing at Rusty Hook. All categories at Emmarentia.
Sat, 7 Dec '19  
Sun, 8 Dec '19 Sailboat racing at NRSC Wemmer Pan
Sat, 14 Dec '19 Club 500 speedboat racing, scale boats, steerage competitions and open sailing.
Sun, 15 Dec '19 Sailboat racing
Mon, 16 Dec '19 Day of Reconciliation
Sat, 21 Dec '19 Sailing tune-up races
Sun, 22 Dec '19 Sailboat racing
Sat, 25 Dec '19 Christmas Day
Thu, 26 Dec '19 Boxing Day
Sat, 28 Dec '19  
Sun, 29 Dec '19 Sailboat racing
Wed, 1 Jan '20 New Year's Day

 

 

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