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2022 GMBC IOM Sailing Championships - Round 5
The fourth round of this year's GMBC IOM championship took place on Sun 1 May at Emmarentia Dam. For the first time in the history of our club races we ended up with a perfect tie for first place with the two Bruces each scoring four wins, two seconds and a third. The tie was only broken by taking discards into account. Brent was third. Get full race results here.

See GMBC on TV
DStv's Kwela programme on Kyknet featured the Gauteng Model Boat Club in February 2022. See the programme here.

2022 GMBC SeaWind Sailing Championships - Round 1
The first round of this year's GMBC SeaWind championship took place on Sun 16 January at Emmarentia Dam with a nice breeze in the morning that faded into a drifter in the afternoon. Bruce R showed everyone how to sail a SeaWind while Bruce H and Sameer battled it out for second. Get full race results here.

SeaWind RC racing yacht for sale
Ready-to-race SeaWind including smart charger, batteries, many sails, etc. See this and many other model boats for sale here.

2022 GMBC Events Calendar
The calendar for next year has been published. Click here.

Best Scale Models of 2021
Visit our Latest News page to see the winners of the three model building categories for the year. Click here.

2021 GMBC SeaWind Sailing Championships - Final Round
Brent ran out the winner of the 2021 SeaWind Championship to add this title to his IOM victory - two titles in one year! Well done!

GMBC Exhibition Day - Emmarentia Dam
The annual exhibition day of the Gauteng Model Boat Club was held 10h00 to 13h00 on Sunday, 28 November. There were static and working displays and demonstrations of:

  • Functioning scale models such as submarines, corvettes, destroyers, battleships, landing craft, tug boats, coast guard ships, steam boats, fishing trawlers and passenger liners
  • Racing sail boats including SeaWind and International One Metre racing classes
  • High-speed racing motor boats - the Mad Shark Formula One boats.

GMBC IOM Championship - Final Round
There was so much wind on Sunday 7 November that all nine races were completed before lunch time. The championship was tied at 10 points apiece between Brent and Bruce H coming into the day's final round and after eight races the entire year's championship hinged on the very last race of the day and Brent's result gave him the 2021 title. Get full race results here.

2021 GMBC IOM Sailing Championships - Round 7
The seventh round of the GMBC IOM championship took place on Sunday 3 October. There was a good breeze, but we had to contend with lots of debris in the water from the recent storms. No fewer than seven different skippers (Bruce H, Brent, Bernd, Terrance, Brandon, Owen, Bernie shared the wins! Bruce, Brent and Bernd took the podium positions. The championship is now on a knife edge with Brent and Bruce both on 10 points and one round left. Thanks to Lu-Anne for doing the scoring. Get full results here.

Some Great Videos
Check out some very good videos of scale models and RC racing yachts on our Gallery page.

2021 IOM National Sailing Championships
The IOM Nationals will take place on Sat 13 and Sun 14 November at Wemmer Pan. (This is not a GMBC event.) You now have a few months in which to get your boat and sails measured and registered, and to join SAS and SARSA, without which you won't be able to compete. These two regattas provide a golden opportunity to pit yourself against the best RC sailing talent in the country, including a former IOM World Champion. The fact that they are taking place in our own backyard means that you can compete without incurring substantial travel and accommodation expenses at away venues. Use this time to get yourself and your boat compliant so that you can come and join in the fun!

Model Boats for Sale
Here is your chance to get into the fun world of model boating. We have a wide selection of scale boats and yachts for sale. Model boats for sale.

Adding Buoyancy to RC Yachts
SeaWinds (and most RC yachts) do not have any positive buoyancy. If enough water gets into the hull the ballast at the bottom of the keel will pull the boat under water and it will be gone in seconds, never to be seen again. But it's quite easy to make your boat survive such an accident by adding buoyancy. Read more here...

Video clip shot from a drone
Visit our gallery page to see video of sailboat racing shot from a drone.  Photo gallery.

Photo Gallery
Have a look at some great pictures taken at our September meeting. Photo gallery.

A Simple Smoke Generator
Here is a simple design for a smoke generator that you could build from parts you probably already have, or can easily source. Get the details here.

Basic Rules of Yacht Racing
No games are played without rules, and knowing the basic ones will keep everybody happy on the water. Get the basic rules here... 

A History of Emmarentia Dam
Emmarentia Dam is one of the recreation hot spots of greater Johannesburg. Thousands of people relax there every weekend but how many know its history? We certainly didn't until we stumbled across the following description compiled by the Johannesburg 100 committee in the archives...  Get the full report here...



Photos and Videos

See pictures and videos of our racing and scale sailboats, and electric and steam scale model boats here.


Next Meeting of the Gauteng Model Boat Club

The GMBC meets at Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg, every weekend.

See our calendar of meetings and events here.

Get details of our location here.


More About the Gauteng Model Boat Club

The GMBC caters for remote control model yachts and electric and steam power boats. Read more here.



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