We have now been active with radio yacht racing at Lakeside, for a few weeks now. Racing is restricted to Club members for reasons of insurance and Council approval, though potential new members are welcome to contact the Sail Commodore on radiosaileastleigh@gmail.com. Sadly, because of COVID19 measures we do not have the space to accept guests, though hopefully as time goes by, and as the rules change, we will be able to our old much more sociable selves!

Key Future Dates

  •               See Sail Diary

( See Racing Programme Page for routine racing events )

Weather Forecasts

Eastleigh and District Model Boat Club is the premier model boat club in our area.  It comprises  divisions, encompassing scale model boating and radio control yacht racing.  The Club has been in existence since 1984.  For a brief history CLICK HERE

Sail Division:  Radio Sailing Eastleighis the radio yacht racing division of the Eastleigh & District Model Boat Club ( EDMBC ).  It has its home at the beautiful   Lakeside Country Park , with its lakes, wild life and famous model railway.  Our sailing location is clearly shown in this aerial photograph, with plenty of car parking immediately outside the Park Entrance.


and on Google Map, not far from M27 Junction 5 and Southampton Parkway Rail Station, and just beyond the Eastleigh Model Railway.   We always welcome visitors and new members of all levels of experience. See contact details elsewhere on this site.

Scale Division:  The Scale Division of the Club is to be found at Highbridge Farm – Google Map –  just to the north of Eastleigh, with its own boating pond and model boating and social facilities.  More information may be found in the Scale Division page of this site, and the Scale Division website.  GO TO SCALE DIVISION WEBSITE

Membership Application – DOWNLOAD


 We are affiliated to the Model Yachting Association (MYA), which is itself affiliated to the RYA and the  International Radio Sailing Association, the IRSA.  The Sail Division races International One Metre yachts  and Radio Marbleheads both of which have international status.   We also race the Dragon Force 65, an off the shelf, single design class, which is gaining widespread popularity.  In March 2019, the Club will adopt the Dragon Flite 95 yacht, the slightly larger sister to the DF65.  Check the menu if you want to know  more details of the racing Programme.



We abide by the RYA Racing Charter which encourages fairness and sportsmanship within the yacht racing community.

EDMBC Privacy Policy – CLICK HERE

Eastleigh & District Model Boat Club – Officers

Chairman:                     John Arrow               (edmbcchair@gmail.com)
Secretary:                      Jonathan Blake        (jonathan@jsblake.co.uk)
Treasurer:                     Bob Povey.                 (rpovey1946@gmail.com)
Scale Commodore:      Ray Renowden (ray.renowden@outlook.com)
Sail Commodore:         John Arrow   (radiosaileastleigh@gmail.com)


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