Mid-Thames Model Boat Club


Welcome to all our members and visitors


You can download a copy of the full 2016-7 Club Calendar by Clicking HERE NOW!

Latest News of Events

Saturday 21st May

Fast Electric Club 500 & F600 Round 2

Come and try fast electric racing with a Have-A-Go loan boat (Club 500& F600). All welcome From 10.00am on the inside lake. Then Wacky Racers (very fast electric) from 2.00pm on the outside lake in the afternoon. Practice, Tune-up, Test and informal racing. Contact Dave Parker for more details.


Saturday & Sunday 28th & 29th May

Beale Park Model Boat Show

Organised and run by Kent Model Boat Club in conjunction

with the MTMBC and Beale Park.

Free admission to all MTMBC Members & Associate members (as usual). There will be a number of visiting Clubs and demonstrations from the Portsmouth Disply Team. Some Traders will be present selling boats and accessories. The Club will have a display of members models and there will be timetabled opportunities to show off boats of all types on the inside lake. Also there will be Fast Electric display races and Tug Towing together with Have-A-Go boats for the younger visitors.

Gates open to the public from 10.00am both days.

Volunteers are needed on both days to assist with gate duties (from 8.00am) and with directing the visiting Clubs to set-up their displays in appropriate positions around the lake. Volunteers will also be required on Friday afternoon to assist with the set-up of our Club gazebos and display tables etc.

Please contact Tony Simons if you are able to attend (and help) on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.


Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3rd 4th & 5th June

Beale Park 'BIG' Boat & Outdoor Show

Once again we have accepted an invitation to display our models and promote the Club at the 'BIG' (full-size) boat show held around the outside lake at the Park. Volunteers are needed on all 3 days to man our display. However, there are loads of things to do and see at the show and you will have lots of free time to visit the many exhibitors or the food and beer tents and enjoy the various displays throughout the day.

Wooden Boat Building, Electric & Steam Launches, Classic Cars & Bikes, Food & Crafts.

Admission to the show is NOT free for MTMBC members, but we have been allocated a limited number of free passes for our volunteers. If you would like to attend as a volunteer on any of the show days please contact Tony Simons in order to secure a free access pass.

Welcome to the 2016 Mid-Thames Model Boat Club web site. We hope these pages will show the varied activities that the club undertakes both at our home water - the Beale Park, Pangbourne (near Reading, UK) - and elsewhere. The web site will continue to evolve over the coming months, so do come come back and browse again soon. If you can't find what you're looking for on these pages, please contact one of the club officers.

The links at the top of each page will take you to:

About us..... general information about the MTMBC activities, management, membership and our club waters.

News.....announcements and previews of forthcoming events AND NEW VOiCE PIPE & CROWSNEST ARCHIVES.

Diary.....our home & away diary and calendar of events for 2013

Yachting.....reviews & reports of yachting activities and articles of interest on 'wind-powered' boats

Scale.....reviews & reports of scale boating activities and articles of interest AND NEW TUG SECTION!.

Fast Electric a new section devoted to our new Club 500 Fast Electric racing activities AND NEW F600 RACERS

Gallery.....some photogallery of members' boats and club events

Links.....links to other sites related to model boating (clubs, associations & commercial web-sites)

We hope you enjoy your visit !

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