Eastleigh & District Model Boat Club – Sail Division

Radio Sailing Eastleigh is the radio sailing section of the Eastleigh And District Model Boat Club(EDMBC).  It has its sailing  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,
and on this Google Map, not far from M27 Junction 5 and Southampton Parkway Rail Station, and just beyond the Eastleigh Model Railway.
We have more than 40 members, some of whom are or have been “full size” yacht sailors, but many came to radio yacht racing with no knowledge of sailing at all.  So, we always welcome visitors and new members of all levels of experience. See contact details elsewhere on this site.



We are affiliated to the Model Yachting Association (MYA), which is itself affiliated to the International Radio Sailing Association, the IRSA.  We race 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.  Check the menu if you want to know  more details of the racing Programme.
Our  ‘mainstay’ is the International One Metre, with an active fleet of over 30 boats.  Our active fleet of Marbleheads is about 16 strong, and having only started racing DF65s in spring 2016, we now have 20 skippers in total.



What is going on?  Go to the Sail Blog:

Sail Blog

Whether you are a member or not, if there is something else you would like to see on this website, or there are any errors,  just let me know.

John Arrow,   Sail Commodore and Sail Secretary

email: radiosaileastleigh@gmail.com /Twitter:  @radioyachting



6 thoughts on “Eastleigh & District Model Boat Club – Sail Division

  1. Hi . . I have a question for Martin R. He built a Brad Gibon Alternative. Two of us in Calgary Alberta Canada are building each one. The question is . . . Where could we get a bow bumper? Are the bumpers on the Alternate the same as what’a on the Britpop? Thanks Rey T.


    1. Hi Rey
      The bumper on the Britpop is not the same I’m afraid. I used some black high density foam that came as packing on something I bought. Stuck it on as a slab with Evo-Stik Serious Glue and carved it to shape with my Dremel…..carefully! It has to be a minimum of 10mm thick. I think Ken Binks sells something similar, his website is called Kbits. My email is martr@btinternet.com Email me direct and I will send you some build photos. Are you planking it in balsa or hardwood? Any more questions just ask.
      Regards Martin R


  2. And a Happy New Year to you., John. And on behalf of all, thank you for being our Race Records Officer, Calculator, Announcer for the past year and more. There must be a better title though!?

    And while I am about thanking, we should all thank. Chris Wilson ( Sail Captain ) for almost always being at the Lake, with boat and trailer, and all the equipment that makes things happen at the water front. And not forgetting everyone who helps him and other OODs in setting up and clearing away after racing.
    We have had an icy start, but we can look forward to a good year of radio yacht racing, and a lot of fun.


    1. You wont catch be blogging on here …… but as I’m now on here … what a nice morning it was this morning after having a 12 day break from sailing it was nice to get on the lake again, despite the early ice, with such a nice bunch of fellow sailors 😎 Happy New year one and all !


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