When things go wrong!! For an interesting article by Harry Stuart, click here
New boats on the block for 2015 -
RACE ORGANISERS REQUIRED -
Fancy getting more involved in running one of our events? You will need to be a member and have some knowledge about how we work. We do require more volunteers to help fulfil this role. Please do put your name forward, by Ian here. (Full support will be given and assistance offered to ensure the fun element which underlines all which we seek to do and achieve continues).
(WITHOUT OOD’S OUR EVENTS WILL NOT RUN!)
FOR YOUR BOAT?
Great decals add the finishing touch to a GREAT LOOKING BOAT.
If you want some from a person who is already making some superb ones for his own boats, then give Luke a call.
The boats on the RHS have some of Luke’s decals on them.
For competitive prices, and more information, please contact Luke now.
FANCY A BIG GAS BOAT WITH A BIG GAS ENGINE?
Take a look at these supplier sites. MHZ boats and other bits on first link, Mathe engines on the second link below. I’ve personally never heard of these nor have I used them, but I know several club members have.
(If ordering from any suppliers, several members and I recommend payment by Paypal as a secure way of undertaking transactions)
One of our well respected colleagues who races internationally, and supplies our hobby has been targeted by scum bags!
Ian Folkson whilst racing in Holland, (Trades as Ian’s Boats) has had all of his race boats, (In his trade mark GREEN colours) CMB Engines, Spares ETC ETC ETC stolen from his trailer.
This is a heinous crime, so please ensure if you purchase any thing that may be “dubious” then check you aren’t buying the aforementioned stolen goods.
More information and photos are available on facebook etc.
Any queries please contact me.
TRAFFORD MODEL BOAT CLUB
(Exciting new venue close to Manchester)
Announce their affiliation to BMPRS.
For details and information see
Or contact Mark Wild
Dear BMPRS Member
As some of you may be aware, our current PR Officer, Craig Dickson, has announced that he will be standing down from this committee position at the forthcoming AGM. Having done a great job in this role particularly in respect of his monthly write ups for the International Model Boats magazine, Craig has decided to take a year out from Model boating to focus upon other activities. He also believes that it is perhaps time regardless, for some fresh input and new ideas which can only come from someone new to the role.
As a society we are therefore seeking someone to put themselves forward for the PR Role for the 2017 season. Could it be of interest to you?
The PR Officer generally aims to produce the best publicity for the society and may from time to time receive the occasional PR type enquiry (which are easy to deal with). Perhaps the most important aspect of this role is ensuring continued coverage in the monthly Model Boat magazine, as Craig’s efforts here have given us substantial positive publicity.
Submitting articles to this magazine does require someone who has good basic writing skills and who is reasonably articulate. To obtain the necessary information to put together race report write ups, it also ideally requires regular attendance of the races to gather the information and capture photos, although it is not essential to attend all of them. In terms of photos for the magazine, Craig has used a combination of his own and the excellent photos kindly shared by Judith Beesley.
This a very satisfying role, as you get to see your work published internationally and it is the only committee role which receives a degree of remuneration direct from the magazine for each article submitted. There is agreement that 25% of the amount received is paid to the BMPRS, the greater part retained by the PRO.
The Editor of the magazine is aware of the situation and will be quite happy to work with Craig’s replacement, being flexible as to the amount of content that is submitted. The amount put into this role, like all of the others is pretty much down to personal desire.
Does the above whet your appetite at all?
If so, in the first instance, please contact Craig Dickson directly either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (01652 679436 after 6pm) and he will be happy to run through things confidentially in more detail, including remuneration information. If you are not quite sure but feel you just might fancy having a go, again please don’t hesitate to contact Craig for further information.