Southwater Dabblers Model Boat Club to mark 25 years

Southwater Dabblers Model Boat Club SUS-140723-111503001
Southwater Dabblers Model Boat Club SUS-140723-111503001

Founded 25 years ago the Southwater Dabblers Model Boat Club will be celebrating the occasion with a display day at Cripplegate Lake Southwater on Sunday July 27.

The club is for anyone interested in model boats and is one of the largest in the south of England. Catering for all ages and abilities their aim is to enjoy themselves drink tea and do some boating in friendly inclusive way.

The display will be starting at 10am with model Thames Barges racing throughout the morning until a change of pace will see model power boats racing. A lifesaving demonstration, scale model tugs, fishing boats and a special event for the most inventive craft built entirely from recycled house waste, bottles containers etc.

Alan Woodroffe the Chairman of the club says it will be an interesting event with lots to see including aircraft kindly displayed on the banks of the lake by the Horsham & District Radio Control Model Club. Each year the club chooses a charity to benefit from a collection made on the day. This year’s charity is for the RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat. A well worthwhile charity popular with club members and the public alike.

For more information contact chairman Alan Woodroffe on 01903 264387 or by emailing

Report and picture contributed by Derek Palmer.