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18 Model Boats Skippers Contest Ulster IOM Title
#modelboats – Despite an uneasy weather forecast and torrential rain during the week model boat skippers heading for the Ulster IOM championships just couldn't complain about the weekend as we had light wind, a good few sunny spells and no…
New Model Yacht Racing Class for Ireland
#modelboats – Exciting times in model boat racing in Ireland as a new class is launched.  Although the  A Class was born in the early 1920's the design barely survived as faster slimmer classes emerged but these boats are simply beautiful…
Irish Model Yacht Entry For European IOM Championships
#modelyacht – Once again there is a model yacht skipper representing Ireland at the up-coming 2014 IOM European Championships held in Lake Garda in September writes Gilbert Louis. Jeff Kay from Howth Yacht Club will be flying the Irish flag once…
Model Boat Blog – The Magic of Wooden Boat Construction
#modelboat – Pirate ships were made of wood, viking ships were also build of wood, in fact a lot of boats were made using this noble and natural material, wood writes Gilbert Louis. But nowadays most of the boats are…
Model Boats Back in Belfast Waterworks After Fifty Years
#modelboatracing – Further to the IOM model yacht class development in Northern Ireland thanks to Brian O'Neill who joined the fleet about 3 years ago and who has rallied other people from the North to our activity, a new club…
Model Boat Racers Ask the Question: 'To Chine or not to Chine?'
#modelboat – The model boat classes have been experimenting with chines for a while now. We have seen a new trend over the recent years in boat designs. This new wave came from the racing boats, TP52, VOR70, and recently making…
Tight Model Yacht Competition at Annual Scottish/Irish IOM Racing Championship
In stark contrast to the blustery conditions of Day One of the IOM Championship, day two started with light and very shifty conditions. That steep terrain directly above the Western shore of the venue did in fact come strongly into…

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