Welcome to Gorleston Model Boat Club.

The club was formed about twelve or so years ago, and during the following years grew into a successful club with thirty plus members. In recent years the yacht pond in Gorleston suffered with weed problems that got worse as the seasons passed. This affected membership, as there is no point in being a member of a club with no usable water. The club was suspended in February of 2002. towards the end of that summer it was rumoured that the yacht pond was to be done away with and some other money making amenity put in its place. An action group was quickly formed and steps were taken to try to prevent this. A petition was raised, and local radio and newspapers answered the call. This generated a lot of support culminating in a meeting between the newly reformed Club and the local council. In a nutshell it was promised that with our help the yacht pond would stay and its problems rectified. I must say at this point the promise has been kept.

The Club as of November 2004 now has forty plus members and is going strong. We meet on the Second Monday of the Month, at the Kings Head Public House in Belton a large village about 2 miles from Gorleston. The Kings Head give us free use of their large function room.

We sail on the yacht pond on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings through the summer season.
Weather permitting we also sail on Sunday mornings out of season.
Why not come and give us a look, we are a friendly bunch we hardly ever bite.
For more information call me on 01493 602439 E.mail www.grapaw@gpchannell.fsnet.co.uk.

Happy Boating Hopefully Floating.
All the best Graham
(Chairman G.M.B.C.)


Above - D98 is H.M.S.York,     belowis H.M.S. Orwell.