Due to some marvels of technology & some great piloting skills, we can now bring you some excellent footage, of recent Power Boat Testing, viewed from the air via Octocopter! - Link
It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Jack Connelly on Friday 29th November 2013. Jack died peacefully in hospital after a short illness.
Jack was one of the founder members of the Scale Section of the Brentwood Model Boat Club around 1988 and was a stalwart of the club throughout and serving on the committee from time to time including a spell as Chairman. One of the highlights of his time in the club was when we sprung a surprise 80th birthday party for him at the lake in June 2007.
Whenever there was work to be done Jack would be first in the queue with a saw in one hand and a hammer in the other ready to tackle anything. He was also a fine model maker and a great supporter of the club at exhibitions all over the south of the country including some where he represented the Model Power Boat Association
Jack was also an ardent supporter of the Surface Warship Association travelling around the country and into Germany to display his models in support
of the Association. He will be sorely missed by many in the model boating world.
Our condolences go to his two daughters Caroline and Jackie and their
We are pleased to announce that Brentwood members James Taylor, Ian Folkson, Michael Buonaiuto, Martin Hillstead and Mikey Hillstead will all represent Great Britain at the next FSRV/H/O World championship. This is likely to be held in Velenje, Slovenia in August 2014, although the date and venue are still to be confirmed.
Just a quick note, for those of you who don't know that the 'Race Of Champions' event scheduled to be held at the big lake this month by the Yacht Section has been cancelled. Appologies for the late notice regarding this event.
The Scale Section attended this years Wings & Wheels event at North Weald Airfield & enjoying the hottest weather of the year so far. The event was a success & the club has introduced the hobby to a number of potential new members who are keen to visit all sections of the club, depending upon their personal area of interests.