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Manx Model Boat Club

Model Boating on the Isle of Man


The Manx Model Boat Club was formed in the Isle of Man in 1985 by a small number of enthusiasts and currently has approximately 30 members. Most of our members live on the Isle of Man, but we also have a number of ‘overseas’ members who regularly visit and sail with us. Our membership are interested in all aspects of Model Boating from Scale Models, Speed Boats, Submarines, Hovercraft, Vintage Yachts, Static Dioramas and even ships in bottles!

Events & Updates

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Next Event

Our next two events are free sailing evenings at Onchan Park. They are on Sunday 14 July and Sunday 4 August, both evenings starting at 6pm. All are welcome to come along and have a sail.

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Regular Sailing

Regular sailing takes place throughout the year on Sunday mornings at Silverdale starting at 09:30 and running through until about 11:30 (subject to weather conditions). You are welcome to come along and join us for a sail and a chat.

Winner of last years Best Model with a Manx Connection - Douglas Head steam ferry 'Thistle' built and sailed by Les Quayle.

About the Club

We consider the Winter to be the building season with many of our members actively involved with building new models ready for the sailing during the Summer, which usually starts at Easter and runs through until October. During the summer season we organise numerous events for the scale boats, usually on a monthly basis. The club also displays its boats at exhibitions and holds demonstration events in aid of local charities.

The club uses three main Sailing Venues spread across the Island, which means that club members do not have to travel very far to sail. In the Douglas area we use Onchan Park boating lake, in the North of the Island we use the Ramsey Mooragh Park lake and in the South we use Silverdale Glen lake. 

The club produces a regular newsletter  which is available to all its members and keeps them up to date with reports from club events, new fixtures and general information relating to model boating.

The emphasis within the club is on the mutual enjoyment of two pleasures, modelling and boating; and by being a member of the Manx Model Boat Club you can meet others with similar interests, get help and information, make new friends and have some very pleasant afternoons sailing.

If you are interested in joining our club, or would just like some more information, then please click on the e-mail link below, or come along to one of our events and talk to those members who are sailing.


Club subs for 2024 are:

£25 for adults & O.A.P.’s.

£10 for overseas members (not normally resident in the Isle of Man)

£10 for non sailing members / helpers

£10 for juniors (still in full time education)

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