Ayr Model Boat Club




Sailing will continue throughout the winter, but depends on the weather and the absence of ice on the water.

Sailing normally takes place on

Sundays and Wednesdays,

from around 1pm until 3pm.

Bonus: there is often a cup of tea and a biscuit or bun available afterwards.

Added details of the Christmas Gathering.

Added details of the Bill McWalter sale.

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Christmas Gathering

Christmas is coming, the geese (or at least the ducks on the pond) are getting fat...

So it must be that time of year once again -

Yes; its the Christmas Gathering at the Clubhouse.

Come along on 17th December 2023

Enjoy a late-season sail (that’s optional, and subject to the weather permitting),

then feed the inner sailor with seasonal mince pies and sausage rolls, topped off with a hot drink.

We will announce the lucky bids for the boats and equipment given to the club by Paul McWalter (see details below).

Regatta trophies have now been engraved, and this year’s winners can collect them on the 17th, in time to display them proudly to family, friends and neighbours. We suggest putting them in your lounge window and illuminating them with appropriately seasonal flashing lights - or some similarly subtle arrangement.

If nothing else, temporary custodianship of any of these trophies must surely be a guaranteed way of reminding everyone of the type of gift you would like in your giant Christmas sack.

Regatta 2023

Following this year’s very successful Regatta, we are pleased to announce the following trophy winners:

John Murdoch trophy (scratch-built models) - Stuart Kirk with the Puffer AZTEC.

Newton Shield (semi-scratch models) - Bryce Ferguson with HMS KENT.

Best Kit - John Jefford with SCHAARHORN.

Club Choice - Bryce Ferguson with HMS KENT.

Alastair Stirrat Trophy (On-the-water Steering Competition for Powered Models) - Marcus Bowman

Nomination Trophy (On-the-water Timed Steering Competition for Yachts) - Bill Cameron.

A full report is to be found here.

Sale of boats and equipment

Paul McWalter, a recent Vice Commodore of the Club, has been clearing out due to a recent house move and has kindly donated the boats and equipment of his late father Bill McWalter who was a stalwart member of the Club.

Boats and equipment will be sold for Club funds.

Details can be found on the For Sale section, via the menu at the top of this page.

New Club Officers

The following appointments were made at the recent AGM:

Commodore: Sam Keirs

Secretary: Ken Ireland

Treasurer: John Jefford

We give them our support and wish them a fair wind and lots of luck.