Mannanan Model Boat Festival

Mannanan is our two day model boat festival which we hold at Silverdale towards the end of June each year.

The event was originally conceived as a 3 day competition event which was held at our 3 separate sailing venues around the island, but in recent years we have reduced it to a 2 day weekend with a smaller number of competitions and an emphasis on a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of opportunities for free sailing. The event concludes with a friendly dinner and prize presentation, usually held on the Monday evening.

The event is open for anybody to attend and attracts a number of UK visitors with their models, some of whom have become regular visitors and club members over the years. (visiting modelers are required to have their own insurance, or sign a temporary club membership to be covered by our insurance).

In addition to regular model boats, we also have a display of club members model vehicles and more unusual items such as ‘pop pop’ boats running in a smaller pool or novelty models such as crocodiles which always attract a lot of attention.

Mannanan 2024

Mannanan 2024 takes place on Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June at Silverdale. The event starts at 10am on both days and runs through until 3:30pm – 4:00pm each day.  The competition is open to members and visitors, but please note that you may have to sign up as a temporary member to ensure that you are covered by the clubs insurance. 

  • Events – Saturday 29 June 2024
  • ‘On the Water’ Competition – classes for under 1m boats, over 1m boats and Manx Heritage class for boats with an Isle of Man connection.
  • Free Sailing at other times.
  • Av-A-Go boats for the kids.
  • RC Vehicle Display.
  • Sunday 30 June 2024
  • Static Scale Competition – classes for Scratch Built boats, Kit built boats and Semi-Kit boats. (models must have been built by the entrant)..
  • Free Sailing at other times.
  • Av-A-Go boats for the kids.
  • RC Vehicle Display.
  • Fun Float Competition.
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