On Sunday the 11th May a few members of GSSMS visited Ayr MBC at their home water in Newton Park. As always the weather plays an important role at these events and on this occasion the weather was fantastic. As a result the event had a good turn out from neighbouring clubs including ourselves. The display had a mix of modern yacht and period ships and the competitions included a scale sale, static scale and after some persuasion a Wee Nip race. Through out the day the emphasis was on having fun and thats what we had. Big thank you to the lads and lassies in Ayr MBC.
Today (8th May) marked another day in the event calender of Glasgow South Ship Modelers Society at Knapps Loch Kilmacolm. Kilmacolm and District Agricultural Society annual show has always proved to be a popular event for members of GSSMS and this year was no exception. The club has provided a model boat display at this event for around 20 years and each year the feed back from visitors regarding the display gets better and better. This year the lads used the venue as a training ground to practice team manouvering in an attempt to give anyone a run for their money at this years Navy Day on the 12th and 13th July. As you will see from the photo the sight of warships moving in convoy always attracts a large crowd.
A few of the guys were down at the pond this Sunday 5th May 2 – 5pm. Weather was good and members were sailing a variety of different craft. It was also a good day as it saw the relaunch of ???? which sank after hitting a sunken log in 2006. Missing for almost a year it was recovered some 10 to 20 yards from where it went down. Painted in its new livery it looked good as it took it’s place once more on the pond.
Its now May and the pond is looking real good. Since we have been represented on the Park Users Group weed has ceased to be a problem unlike in the past meaning that sailing is always good. One thing that does let the pond down is the fact that some park users don’t know what a litter bin is and procceed to throw cans and other debris into the pond. When will they ever learn?