After some relaxation time following the National Warship Weekend members of GSSMS got down to setting up the annual model boat regatta on Sunday 14th August. Initial set up was as always hectic, but as the models are laid out on the tables to make up the static display stress levels begin to drop. This is always the worrying bit as things move so fast and members worry about the damage that could potentially occur to their models during setup. As it happened all went well.
I wish I could say the same of the weather though as the outlook was looking bleak with occasional heavy showers forecast. The first shower came down just before the start of the show at 12 o’clock and this was followed by intermittent showers through out the rest of the day. The good thing about it was that it didn’t put that many people of from visiting from as far as Greenock and Edinburgh. The hands on boats proved to be very popular with over 50 visitors having a go and two of them showing an interest in becoming members. As the day progressed some old faces from the past dropped in to say hello and as always were given a very warm welcome by everyone.
Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day