Who are we?
Within Reading SC, we are the model boat section, consisting of avid sailors, who enjoy sailing yachts or scale electric craft without getting our feet wet.
We encourage you to explore this marvellous sport and come and join us.
You will find a very sociable group of people, who come from all walks of life.
Where do we sail?
We have access to the Club waters during the week. After heavy rainfall, it is advisable to check the water level at Sonning Lock. If it is above the ‘typical range’ on the Environmental Agency’s map linked from the home page, the access road is likely to be flooded.
When do we sail?
Here is the 2019-2020-2021 calendar in pdf format.
Every Tuesday and Friday mornings, through the year for IOM’s and the J Class on Wednesday mornings depending upon conditions.
As most of us sail the International One Metre (IOM), we start the first race at 10:15 and we sail for about two hours, depending on conditions.
We are thinking about adopting the DragonForce 65 /RG65 as an introductory model to newcomers in the sport and possibly holding events on Saturday afternoons, if there is sufficient interest.
During December and January, most of the group would rather stay warm and carry out essential yacht maintenance, however it’s good to meet and have a chat in a local cafe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the person below.
Several members enjoy sailing other craft, like the Radio Marblehead and the classic Canterbury J.
We are fortunate to have our course layout with approximately nine marks near the clubhouse.
Launching from a wooden walkway on the lake edge, with sufficient depth for all sailing craft.
The start line is set between a floating mark and a movable ‘on shore’ mark, ensuring a good beat in most wind conditions.
The club uses an electronic timer for the start sequence.
The day’s results are collated and published in the clubhouse and on-line.
Visitors and guests:
If you want to visit the club, you should be aware there is a locked barrier at the entrance to the drive. This barrier is secured during the week when the model yachters are sailing. Please email in advance, the contact below if you want to bring your vehicle in, or park in the road and walk the 600 metres to the club.
Contacts for further information
- Chris Hay: email: firstname.lastname@example.org