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Start of Season Show
1st May 2011
By Colin Miller
(Sec)


If the rest of 2011 turns out like today then we are going to have an outstanding year.

Our Start of Season Open Day got off to a great start with clear skies and sunshine. Visitoes at showWe were delighted by the many visitors to the show, with members of the public & modellers from Edinburgh, Ayr, Knightswood, Elder Park, Steamer club, Greenock, Largs Model boat Clubs even some people from Aberdeen and Blackpool.

Members of the public were able to have a sail of the "have a go tugs" the kids were soon showing up their parents. Also on display were a large selection of models boats of all types and sizes, both sailing or having the slight mishap of overturning & sinking.

The show also heralded in the start of the Wee Nip racing season. With more than a slight breeze the Wee Nips were away and racing with 12 nips sailing the course. Colin McLeod won both races, with Allan Lyndsay a close second.

The members of the tug towing team did a demonstration of tug towing around the harbour complex towing the 16' container ship the "Peter Shepherd". Members of other clubs had a go at trying their hand, in anticipation of the Scottish Tug towing Competition on the 5th June 2011 at Richmond Park.

Happy Birthday RonThe day also saw club treasurer, Ronnie Morlan, AKA Captain Ron,  reach his 48th birthday. To celebrate, the chairman Brian Cowell, got him a birthday cake, not forgetting to hand Ronnie the receipt for expenses!

All in all it was a fantastic day with both the weather and the visitors enjoying themselves.

The committee has to thank the members of the club who volunteered to come down on the Saturday or early Sunday morning, to set up the park and also the ladies behind the scenes in the kitchen or selling raffle tickets, who without them, the day would not have been the success it was.

GRMBC 2010