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If you know of any confirmed Maritime related events and you would like us to include them please let us know either by e-mail mmi@traplet.com or post to MMI Editor, Traplet Publications Ltd, Traplet House, Pendragon Close, Malvern. Worcestershire. WR14 1GA. England.  We need the Date, Venue, Organiser/who to contact and crucially an Email/Website address and/or a telephone number, a post code would be useful for Sat Nav's. We do need at least 8 weeks notice to include in the printed magazine.


JUNE

JUNE 7
The East Midlands Model Lifeboat Day
King Lear Model Boat Club will be hosting this event at Watermead Country Park, Leicestershire, LE7 1PD. All Lifeboaters are most welcome for this informal and fun event. Ample parking and picnic facilities bringing your own lunch. There is a £2.50 entrance fee payable to an unmanned machine, so having the correct change is required. For further information contact Marie Burdett, Tel: 0116 26139590116 2613959, Email: kinglearmbc@ntlworld.com Website:www.kinglearmodelboatclub.co.uk.

JUNE 13
The Scottish Ship Show
The venue will be Meadowbank Centre, London Road, Edinburgh. EH7 6AE. 10am to 4pm. For further information contact 01275 846178 or www.coastalshipping.co.uk

JUNE 14
City of Plymouth MBC & Millbrook Mariners MBC
We are holding our open day at Millbrook Lake, Millbrook, Nr Torpoint Cornwall. Post code: PL10 1DQ. Sorry no IC. Ample parking and toilets on site and shops nearby. All welcome. Contact Ron on 01752 70368501752 703685 or Richie on 01752 81289801752 812898 email: ron@ronfry.wanadoo.co.uk


JUNE 14
Glasgow Richmond MBC, Tug Towing Competition
11am-4.30pm at Richmond Park, Glasgow (opposite Shawfield Stadium). Visit the only tug towing event, in Scotland, see our extensive harbour system, hot & cold food & beverages will be available throughout the event. Car Parking is next to the pond side and a helping hand to unload vehicles will be available if needed. Toilet facilities are also available. So please come along, join in the fun, you will be made most welcome. All enquiries to the club secretary: Robert Forman through the club email:glasgow.richmond@gmail.com
Directions are available on the club website www.glasgow.richmondmbc.co.uk We are only. 1 mile from junction 1A of the M74, www.glasgowrichmondmbc.co.uk/Where.html

JUNE 20/21
Woodvale Rally (in Victoria Park, Southport)
Model Boat Marquee organised by the Southport MBC. Local Clubs are invited to exhibit at this Show, 10-00am to 5-00pm. For further information contact Les Thurgeson. 07976251627 or visit the website www.southportmodelboatclub.com

JUNE 21
Edinburgh Model Boat Club
Tug Day. Inverleith Pond. All are welcome, start time 12 pm,contact david.jack5@btopenworld.com

JUNE 21
Chantry Model Boat Club
Tug fun day. Lake 7, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9SE (on Town Square Crescent). All models sailed except IC. Good parking nearby. Club house. Toilets. All shopping centre facilities nearby. Contact; Club Secretary - Martin Oliver Email:-martin.999@hotmail.co.uk

JUNE 21
Dolphin Model Boat Club Charity Day
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

JUNE 21
Swindon Model Boat & Engineering Club Open Day
Venue Coate water country park. SN3 6AA. Starting at 10.30am. Please contact George Kirkham on 01793812783 if you wish to attend or see the club web site Swindon Model Boat & Engineering Club

JUNE 26 to 28
19th Swiss Open 10Rater Championship, Schwarzsee. Switzerland 
For information on how to register contact: Gustav Albiez Tel: +41 (0)61 601 39 21 (evenings) Email: g.albiez@bluewin.ch 

JUNE 27/28
29th Wings & Wheels Model Spectacular 
9.30am - 5.30pm North Weald Airfield, Epping, Essex, CM16 6AR. RC displays of all kinds, trade, Bring & Buy, Boat Pool and lots more. Weekend camping. All enquiries: Email: admin@wingsnwheels.net or Tel: 01242 604126 www.wingsnwheels.net  


JULY

JULY 5
Chantry Model Boat Club
Navigation & steering day. Lake 7, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9SE (on Town Square Crescent). All models sailed except IC. Good parking nearby. Club house. Toilets. All shopping centre facilities nearby. Contact; Club Secretary - Martin Oliver Email:-martin.999@hotmail.co.uk

JULY 5
Heron Bay Heron MBC Open Sail Regatta
10 am – 4 pm, at Memorial Park lake, all classes of sail boats welcome. Racing on helms man's estimated time on his/her completing the course which allows all classes to race together. Contact Alan Shelton 01227 366571??01227 366571??, Email: alanshelton@talktalk.net updates at www.heronmodelboatclub.org.uk

JULY 11
Torpoint Community College Charity Day
Trevol Road, Torpoint, Cornwall. PL11 2NH. 10am till 5pm. Further info from Keith Richmond, Millbrook Model Mariners Tel: 01752 812898 Email: orkneymund@aol.com

JULY 11/12
The 8th National Warship Weekend 2014
The National Warship Weekend will be held at, Richmond Park Glasgow, (opposite Shawfield Stadium). Home of Glasgow Richmond Model Boat Club. From 11am both days, hot & cold food & beverages will be available throughout the event. Car Parking is next to the pond side and a helping hand to unload vehicles will be available if needed. Toilet facilities are also available. The event is open to all military related vessels. So please come along, join in the fun, you will be made most welcome. For more information feel free to contact Robert Forman club Secretary via the club email glasgow.richmond@gmail.com Directions are available on the club website www.glasgow.richmondmbc.co.uk We are 1 mile from junction 1A of the M74,www.glasgowrichmondmbc.co.uk/Where.html

JULY 12
Chantry Model Boat Club
AMBO championship. Lake 7, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9SE (on Town Square Crescent). All models sailed except IC. Good parking nearby. Club house. Toilets. All shopping centre facilities nearby. Contact; Club Secretary - Martin Oliver Email:-martin.999@hotmail.co.uk

JULY 12
Southport Model Boat Club Open/Fun Day
Jubilee Pond, Rotten Row, Southport, PR8 2BZ. 10.00am to 4.00pm. For further information contact Les Thurgeson. 07976251627 or visit the website www.southportmodelboatclub.com

JULY 12
Kirklees Model Boat Club Annual Open Day.
Visiting clubs, trade support, free car parking, refreshments, large raffle. All types of models on display both static and on the water, free sailing all day, No IC or high performance fast electric. Something for everyone. 10.00am to 4.00pm at Wilton Park, Bradford Road, Birstall, Batley WF17 8JH. Contact Stan on 0113 2675790 for more information or view our website at kirkleesmodelboatclub.weebly.com

July 25th
Killingworth Model Yacht & Model Boat Clubs Open Day 11:00 - 4:00. Visitors can have a trial sail / drive & see a selection of boats.  Located north of Newcastle , Killingworth Lake , off West Bailey (nearest postcode NE12 6TN). For further details contact

JULY 18/19
Welsh Model Show - A World in Miniature
Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Gelligaer Road, Nelson, Treharris , Mid Glamorgan CF46 6ER. 10am – 4.30pm. Something for Everyone. There will be model train layouts, trains to buy and trains to ride on. Marine models to examine and learn to steer by remote control. Model cars to watch, try and ride on. Remote control aerial displays (subject to weather) Doll Houses and furniture - from the simple to the historically accurate. A miniature art gallery. Trade stalls for collectors and for pocket money as well as craft stalls. Contact Diane Walker email: WALKED1@CAERPHILLY.GOV.UK for more information.

JULY 19
Mini Ship (1/1200-1250 scale) Show
Theale Village Hall (near Reading) R67 5AS -10:30-3pm call Waterline Ship Enthusiasts (Dave) on 02392 352383 or e-mail dreadnought9@hotmail.co.uk 

JULY 19
Dolphin Model Boat Club Charity Day
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

JULY 26
J Class Sailing Day
Racing and social sailing for all J classes and scale sail models. Colwick Park, Nottingham NG4 2DW. Access to the park via River Road, there is a small fee to enter the park but no fees to participate. Further details from Alan Horne Tel: 07969 538626 or email: alan@alanhorne.co.uk

JULY 26
King Lear Model Boat Club Open Sail Event
A fun event to be held at the Watermead Country Park, Leicestershire, LE7 1PD Good facilities park entance fee of £2.50 ample parking and picnic facilities. Proceeds to Prostate Cancer Research. Further information from Ian Harrison 0116 2677138 or visit www.kinglearmodelboatclub.co.uk

JULY 26
Chantry Model Boat Club
Club open day. Lake 7, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9SE (on Town Square Crescent). All models sailed except IC. Good parking nearby. Club house. Toilets. All shopping centre facilities nearby. Contact; Club Secretary - Martin Oliver Email:-martin.999@hotmail.co.uk

JULY 26
Mini Ship (1/1200-1250 scale) Show
Welton Village Hall (near Lincoln LN2 3LU) – Contact Tim on 01522 524672


AUGUST

AUGUST 2
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

AUGUST 2
Bournville MYPB Tug Day
The Boathouse, Valley Parkway, Bournville Lane, Birmingham B30 1QS. Ample free parking, toilets, food. Will include tanker towing for teams with a maximum of 3 members + Tug of war to find the most powerful tug on the day. Competitors are required to submit their entries by 11am. Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445 / email rob4boats@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

AUGUST 2
Kirklees Model Boat Club Steam Day and Mountfleet Models Open Day
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilton Park, Bradford Road, Batley WF17 8JH. Competition for best Mountfleet Model and best steam model. Boiler testing can be carried out but need prior notification. Contact Stan on 0113 2675790 if you require this at latest two weeks prior to the event. If you don’t need a boiler testing, a current up to date test certificate will be required if applicable. All types of models can be sailed at this event with the exception of high performance fast electric and IC. More information will be on our website at kirkleesmodelboatclub.weebly.com

AUGUST 8
North West Scale Model Boat Club Exhibition
The venue will be Bag Lane Church, Atherton, Manchester M46 0JX. No Traders, No Stalls, No Singing. Entry fee £2 accompanied Children free. 10.00 to 1600. Mostly NWSMBC boats but not only but also Trucks Trains and Aeroplane’s! Further info from Bill Power 01942 891422.

AUGUST 14 to 16
The 14th Bristol Model Engineering & Hobbies Exhibition
The Leisure Centre, Thornbury, Nr Bristol. BS35 3JB. Contact: 0117 9675878. Website: www.bristolmodelengineers.co.uk

AUGUST 16
Edinburgh Model Boat Club
Annual Regatta. Inverleith Pond. All are welcome, start time 12 pm,contact david.jack5@btopenworld.com

AUGUST 16
Chantry Model Boat Club
Tug fun day. Lake 7, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9SE (on Town Square Crescent). All models sailed except IC. Good parking nearby. Club house. Toilets. All shopping centre facilities nearby. Contact; Club Secretary - Martin Oliver Email:-martin.999@hotmail.co.uk

AUGUST 23
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

AUGUST 29/30
The Model Boat Convention 
The show by modellers for modellers. Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows. WA12 0HQ. Club & Trade stands. Opening times 10am – 5pm both days. Contact: Jean Barlow. Tel: 01492 583433. Mob: 07789 348817. 

AUGUST 29/30/31
Margam Park Marine Modelling Club
Three Day End of Year sailing. J38 M4. Visiting clubs welcome, static displays and on water, Have A Go for the kids. 10am to 4.30pm. Contact Grahame on mob: 07914537387  Email gbmerlin@btinternet.com

AUGUST 30
Herne Bay Festival Regatta
10 am – 4 pm, at Memorial Park lake, a full day of interest is planned including displays, plenty of free sailing, Club 500 racing and much more. Refreshments available. Please visit the club's website:www.heronmodelboatclub.org.uk for updates or contact Alan Shelton 01227 366571??01227 366571??, Email: alanshelton@talktalk.net

AUGUST 31 to SEPTEMBER 7 (Mon to Mon)
Unity Model & Hobby Break, Brean Sands, Somerset.
Catering for Planes, Scale Boats, Yachts, Helicopters.  For further information/booking contact: www.hru.co.uk Tel: 01278 751235. Modellers activities contact: Barrie Stevens 01749 343017


SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 5
Solent RCMBC Annual Charity Exhibition
10am until 4pm. All Saints Church Hal,l Greenbanks Close, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire SO41 0SQ
Entry by charity donation in aid of the RNLI and Hampshire Air Ambulance. Refreshments available. Over 80 models on display.
Contact: David McNair-Taylor, Scale Captain, Solent Radio Control Model Boat Club. Tel No 07887967887

SEPTEMBER 6
The Fireboat Funday/Vintage Model Boat Day
King Lear Model Boat Club will be hosting an All Vintage Model Boaters informal and fun event at Watermead Country Park, Leicestershire, LE7 1PD. There is ample parking and picnic facilities. There is a £2.50 entrance fee payable to an unmanned machine, so having the correct change is required. We hope to have a BBQ and provide hot drinks on the day. Further information can be obtained from Graham Taylor, Tel: 01162 61395901162 613959 or by email at kinglearmbc@ntlworld.com or website at www.kinglearmodelboatclub.co.uk

SEPTEMBER 6
Chantry Model Boat Club
Grey Navy day. Lake 7, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9SE (on Town Square Crescent). All models sailed except IC. Good parking nearby. Club house. Toilets. All shopping centre facilities nearby. Contact; Club Secretary - Martin Oliver Email:-martin.999@hotmail.co.uk

SEPTEMBER 6
Glasgow Richmond MBC Charity Show
11am-4.30pm at Richmond Park, Glasgow (opposite Shawfield Stadium). Dozens of boats on display, Hands-on boats, for the kids, Harbour system to navigate, hot & cold food & beverages, bring and buy etc. Come along, join in the fun. All enquiries to the club secretary: Robert Forman through the club email: glasgow.richmond@gmail.com Directions on the club website www.glasgow.richmondmbc.co.uk We are only,1 mile from junction 1A of the M74, www.glasgowrichmondmbc.co.uk/Where.html

SEPTEMBER 9
Ramsgate Viking Model Ships Rally
To be held at The Boating Pool, Westcliffe Leisure Park, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate. CT11 0HE. Open event with cafe, toilet facilities and children's playground. Starting 10.30 until 16.00. Contact Phil Allen on 01843 223230. Usual turnout 15+ clubs, 100 boaters. Tables to exhibit provided.

SEPTEMBER 13
Southport Model Boat Club Open/Fun Day
Jubilee Pond, Rotten Row, Southport, PR8 2BZ. 10.00am to 4.00pm. For further information contact Les Thurgeson. 07976251627 or visit the website www.southportmodelboatclub.com

SEPTEMBER 13
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

SEPTEMBER 13
Kirklees Model Boat Club Navy/Warship Day.
Wilton Park, Bradford Road, Birstall, Batley WF17 8JH 10.00am to 4.00pm. The theme of the event is warship and military but you are more than welcome to attend with other types of models but no IC or high performance fast electric. Free parking, refreshments, raffle, Lot of models on display both static and sailing. Free sail all day. Contact Stan on 0113 2675790 for any further information or view our website at kirkleesmodelboatclub.weebly.com

SEPTEMBER 19 (Saturday)
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 19:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

SEPTEMBER 19 (Saturday)
Bournville MYPB Submarine Day
The Boathouse, Valley Parkway, Bournville Lane, Birmingham B30 1QS. Ample free parking, toilets, food. Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445 / email rob4boats@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

SEPTEMBER 26/27
The Big St. Albans Model Show
Venue Townsend Church of England School, High Oaks, St. Albans, AL3 6DR. Adults £4, children £1. Free Parking on site.10am to 5 pm both days. The exhibition includes displays by several model boat clubs, "have a go boats for children", rides on a miniature steam train, Tamiya Trucking, Meccano models, and much more. Website, www.st.albansmes.com contact club secretary Roy Verden, 01923 220590 email: roy.verden@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 27
Edinburgh Model Boat Club
End of season/Warship and Submarine day. Inverleith Pond. All are welcome, start time 12 pm,contact david.jack5@btopenworld.com


OCTOBER

OCTOBER 3
Chantry Model Boat Club
Large sail day. Lake 7, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9SE (on Town Square Crescent). All models sailed except IC. Good parking nearby. Club house. Toilets. All shopping centre facilities nearby. Contact; Club Secretary - Martin Oliver Email:-martin.999@hotmail.co.uk

OCTOBER 3
The North West Ship Show
The venue will be Old Christ Church, Waterloo, Liverpool. L22 1RE. 10am to 4pm. For further information contact 01275 846178 or www.coastalshipping.co.uk

OCTOBER 4
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896

OCTOBER 10
Chantry Model Boat Club
Late sailing with lights. Lake 7, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9SE (on Town Square Crescent). All models sailed except IC. Good parking nearby. Club house. Toilets. All shopping centre facilities nearby. Contact; Club Secretary - Martin Oliver Email:-martin.999@hotmail.co.uk

OCTOBER 11
Mini Ship (1/1200-1250 scale) Show
Theale Village Hall (near Reading) R67 5AS -10:30-3pm call Waterline Ship Enthusiasts (Dave) on 02392 352383 or e-mail dreadnought9@hotmail.co.uk 

OCTOBER 15 to18
The Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
Now in its 38th year a show not to be missed, covering engineering, trains, boats etc. There are a selection of Club & society stands plus plenty of trade stands.  Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosseway, Nr Leamington Spa. CV31 1XN. For further details: Tel: 01926 614101 or visit the Website: www.meridienneexhibitions.co.uk 

OCTOBER 25
Dolphin Model Boat Club
All meetings are at Orpington Pond just off of Kent Road by the A224 Cray Avenue BR5 4. 10:00 Start. There will be a £2.00 charge per boat for any none club members. Sorry no IC or petrol boats. There is off road parking on club days but no food or toilet facilities. Web: www.dolphinmodelboatclub.com Email: dolphinmodelboatclub@live.co.uk Margaret 01689-834896


NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 6 to 8
International Model Boat Show
A large range of model boat traders, club stands, individual exhibitors.  A must to visit for all your model boating bits and pieces and inspiration. Open 10am – 4pm each day.  Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosseway, Nr Leamington Spa. CV31 1XN. Tel: 01926 614101  Website: www.meridienneexhibitions.co.uk 

NOVEMBER 7
Tone Valley MBC 10th Autumn Model & Hobbies Show
West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, Nr Taunton. TA2 8NE. Open 10am – 4pm. Refreshments. All types of models & hobbies displayed, trade stands and a table top sale. Enquires & entry forms please Tel: 01823 283077

NOVEMBER 7/8
IPMS Scale ModelWorld 
Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH. The world's greatest model show presented by IPMS (UK). Car parking, disabled access, refreshments, club displays, trade stands, model competition (IPMS members only), demonstrations, talks and full-scale exhibits. Email: scalemodelworld@ipms-uk.co.uk Website: www.smwshow.com 

NOVEMBER 14
The South Coast Ship Show
The venue to be confirmed. 10am to 4pm. For further information contact 01275 846178 or www.coastalshipping.co.uk

NOVEMBER 28
Mobile Marine Models Christmas Cracker
10am Start. Held at the factory of Mobile Marine Models, LN1 2YQ.   The popular British Manufacturers Show. This CHRISTMAS market gives you, the boat modeller, the opportunity to 'get' those last minute items for the festive seasons. No admission or car park charges! For further details call  01522 730731 or visit www.mobilemarinemodels.com  
   
NOVEMBER 29
Mini Ship (1/1200-1250 scale) Show
Wellow Village Hall (Hampshire SO51 6BR) 10:30-2:30pm – call Waterline Ship Enthusiasts (Dave) on 02392 352383 or e-mail dreadnought9@hotmail.co.uk

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