We sail, weather permitting, at Boundary Water Park, Knutsford Road, Allostock, CW4 8HT.
We sail on:
Mondays and Wednesdays 12 pm - 3 pm,
weather and daylight permitting
Please check our Calendar for any variations
Parking is available adjacent to the lakeside.
Our sailing area is the lake in front of the two jetties and across to the far side.
We share the lake with other users, fishermen all year round and U-Swim who meet every Sunday and on Thursday evenings.
As a shared facility we have a duty of care to other users and must ensure that we avoid as far as possible crossing any fisherman’s lines.
Held at least twice per year on an ad hoc basis at Boundary Park during an afternoon sail.
Members will be advised of the date prior to the meeting.
We hold our AGM in March annually at a venue to be advised
Crewe & District Model Boat Club sails every Monday and Wednesday afternoon, weather permitting, at Boundary Park Lake, Knutsford Road, Cranage, Holmes Chapel, CW4 8HT, Cheshire.
Our club meetings are held on an ad hoc basis at our sail at Boundary Park. Dates to be advised.
Our AGM is in March annually at a venue to be advised.
We also display at shows and attend various model boat shows throughout the year.
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If you have any questions or want more information, please contact us
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Crewe and District Model Boat club was formed in the mid 1980’s by a group of dedicated model boat builders, who wanted a local sailing venue in or near to the town of Crewe.
The three founding members Roger Potter, John Moore and Bob McLean managed to secure the use of a part of the boating lake in Crewe Park after agreement with the local council.
The club used this facility for several years until membership expansion encouraged a move to another venue.
Reaseheath College in Nantwich had a suitable lake and agreement was reached for the Club to use the lake on Sunday afternoons. The venue was used for several years until the College expansion required a further change of venue.
We sailed for a short time at the lake at Shawbridge Road in Nantwich by arrangement with the Council, but this has a water level that varies with the state of the river plus a high salinity content.
In addition the lake was home to many ducks and swans as well as large amounts of rubbish in the water, which made sailing difficult. Parking was also a problem so an alternative was sought.
We now sail at Boundary Water Park Lake situated at Allostock on the A50 between Holmes Chapel and Knutsford.
This is a large lake with ample parking adjacent to the sailing site together with toilet facilities.
We welcome all model boaters whatever their age or experience, but Junior modellers must be accompanied at all times by an adult who is a full member of the club.
In the early days the club had a small but enthusiastic membership of less than ten members but this doubled during our time at Reaseheath and has now expanded to about forty members.
Membership allows use of our sailing facilities throughout the year and each member is enrolled in the Club’s third party insurance arranged through Walker Midgley Insurance Brokers as part of our N.A.M.E membership
Membership runs from January to December and our fees are set at the Club’s A.G.M. held each March.
New members may attend as visitors on three occasions before joining
All new members complete an application form countersigned by two club members. Each application is then presented to the members at the next monthly meeting for acceptance.
Members are issued with a photo card badge and lanyard on payment of the relevant fees.
The Annual membership fees for 2022/23 are:
A one off Joining Fee £ 5
Water Fees £20
Insurance Fees £10
Day Member Fee £2 (max 3 Visits, fee refunded on joining)
Fees are due Annually in January and membership will lapse if the Fees are not paid by the end of February.
A pro-rata fee for Water and Insurance applies for members joining during the year.
Payment may be made to the Treasurer or Deputy by cheque payable to Crewe & District Model Boat Club or cash. We introducing the use of Bank Transfer from 2021.
The treasurer will issue a renewal notice by e-mail giving full details in January. Bank transfers will require members to use a password which will be sent by a second e-mail on request. If no email is held members will be contacted by telephone.
We require all modellers sailing on our waters to have valid third party insurance cover.
As part of the annual membership fee we include the cost of insurance, and the Club hold a group policy with Walker Midgley Insurance Brokers Limited.
Visiting members wishing to sail a model without their own valid insurance certificate will be required to register as a Day Member and pay the appropriate fee so that they are covered by the Club's Insurance policy for the day on which they visit. This is limited to 3 visits in any calender year. Visitors who subsequently join will have the fee refunded on joining.
As a member club of the Northern Association of Model Engineers our insurance is arranged through their group membership with Walker Midgley.
To comply with our insurance all model steam boilers must be inspected and tested to ensure compliance with the current NAME rules relating to steam pressure vessels.
All boilers must have a boilers examination certificate and a current Hydraulic certificate, and steam test certificate.
Previously tested boilers and documentation are examined and if acceptable a new steam test completed and certificate issued. A new Hydraulic test may be required depending on the size of the boiler and the date of the last test. Please speak with our Boiler Inspector to register your boiler and find out what tests may be required.
Club members may, without charge, present their boilers for test to our Boiler Inspector and Tester. Steam tests of completed models may be undertaken at the lakeside by a boiler tester providing the documentation for the boiler is acceptable.
The Club's Group Insurance covers our members for Public Liability Insurance whilst sailing anywhere in the U.K and also covers Professional Indemnity for Boiler Testers.
It is not clear if the Europe wide cover will be available post 1st January 2021 and members should contact Walker Midgley direct before leaving the UK to see what cover might be available.
Walker Midgley Insurance Brokers Limited may be contacted at:
Suite 6D, The Balance, 2 Pinfold Street, Sheffield, S1 2GU
Tel: 0114 250 2770 Fax: 0330 678 0157
The day to day running of the Club is managed by a Committee elected annually at the A.G.M.
The 2022/23 Committee members are:
Chairman Andy Tomlinson
Secretary / Membership Sec Dave Melville
Boiler Tester 3 / Safety Officer
Treasurer Howard Craske
Club Boiler Tester / NAME Rep Brian Clewes
Safety Officer / Sailing Officer
Club Safety Officer Mark Venables
Deputy Chairman Malc Vernon
Deputy Secretary Howard Craske
Deputy Treasurer Dave Melville
Boiler Tester 2 Ron Corbishley
Safety Officer / Trustee
© Crewe & District Model Boat Club 2023