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 30th Anniversary
Start of Season Show

The Start of Season Show started misty, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the many club members who helped set up the first show of our 30th anniversary year.

The refurbished harbours, the brand new buildings and the brilliant oil terminal took shape very quickly on the pond and looked tremendous when completed; add to this the club tow, Peter Shepherd, recently converted to an Oil Tanker and the whole set up looked fantastic.
The Peter Shepherd in the harbour

No sooner had the harbours been set up, the boats took to the water, and this was to be the theme for the whole day. The number of models entering the water just grew and grew! Never before, in my time as a member of the club, have I seen such a varied and prolific number boats sailing in and around the harbour complex on a Start of Season Show.

Once again we drew up an events programme; the weather tried its best to disrupt it (lack of wind for the nips at the appropriate time!) but failed miserably, tug towing; club 500s; fast electrics; warship manoeuvres; wee nips; the many varied events kept our constant stream of visitors, both public and from other clubs entertained.

We also added a few new names to our ever growing membership list, now standing at one hundred and twelve; this is a testament to the popularity of the club and can only bode well for our future.

As always, very many thanks to the organisers who gave up their time to make the show such a success, the guys and gals who manned the kitchen and tombola, those who set up the show on the day and also to those who helped revamp the harbour complex and props over the past few weeks.  

If this is the shape of things to come, our 30th anniversary calendar of events should be outstanding.                 

                          Report by Brian Cowell               

Photo album available here       

GRMBC 2014