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GMBC 2024 IOM Club Championship - Round 6 - 07 July
Strong gusts made for some interesting sailing. Congratulations to John McKerchar with five bullets, followed by Bruce and Brent. Lots of good close racing and close finishes. It was good to see Edwin and Terence back on the water. A nice turnout of 11 IOMs despite the chilly forecast. Unfortunately Edwin and Nigel had to retire with equipment issues.Thanks to all for a great fun day. Get full race results here

GMBC 2024 IOM Club Championship - Round 5 - 02 June
Great sailing wind at Emmarentia today for those that braved the polar bear temps. Top end of A suit, some choosing B rig, lots of out-control fun and games with the gusts. Robin visiting from East London, and Grant D-P back after a while. Huge thanks to Lynn for keeping score (under blankets and beanie). Thanks to Owie for the calcs. Get full race results here

GMBC 2024 SeaWind Club Championship - Round 3
Another fun day on the water - 12 boats in twitchy conditions with close scores at the pointy end. Congratulations to John McKerchar sailing Terrence's boat, and Bruce squeezing ahead of Brent on count back. Special mention to rookies Danie, Richard and Harry, finishing ahead of some "old salts"! Well done guys!
Thanks to Lynn for scoring, and Owen for counting the scores. Thanks to all the sailors for making it a great day's sailing. Get full race results here

List of Suppliers
Neil has compiled a very comprehesive list of suppliers of goods and services related to RC model boats. See the list here.

IOM One-metre RC sailing yacht for sale
IOM. Complete - ready to sail. Includes Radio. RX and TX batteries, Second sail rig - certified C-rig (sails,booms,rigging) and stand. This yacht is fitted with an RMG Sail Winch. R5700. See this and many other model boats for sale here.

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

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

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.

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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