It would be nice to offer a ‘warm welcome’ to the new racing season here at Bury Lake. But the wonderful summer weather has gone, and Covid has not.

A welcome anyway!

We would normally start our Friday and Sunday series races at the beginning of October, but there are strict MYA guidelines for how competitions are held. We do not feel we can, or even wish to, commit to enforcing such rules. In addition, not all skippers are free to participate as they would wish. We have therefore decided that all series racing is on hold until further notice.

Skippers are of course welcome to come to the lake and hold informal ‘races’ around the buoys on a more casual basis – no recording of results for example. We must, however, abide by the Covid regulations, which at the moment means that we must form groups of maximum 6 skipper ‘pods’ lakeside, and not crowd out the launch/recovery areas. Skippers should not walk up and the bank, but remain in their ‘pod’ area.

The car park has been getting very busy early in the day (maybe less so now Autumn has properly arrived) and so we have decided that our Friday sessions will start at 10am

The lake has been remarkably free of weed this summer, and the RM fleet have been having a fine time on the water, as have the IOM’s. Sundays usually has a cycle of 2 weeks of IOM, followed by an RM day – but until further notice skippers can bring whatever they want, whenever they want.

Thank you

Oliver Bangham Commodore

Three Rivers Radio Yachting Club is a friendly Club that exists to encourage members to build and race radio-controlled model yachts. The Club races two recognised classes of yacht – the International One Metre and the Marblehead

We also race the Nottingham J Class on Sunday mornings in the summer weed season. At the 2018 AGM, the club approved the adoption of the Dragonflite 95 with the aim that it would provide a fun to sail boat at a lower cost entry to the sport. Both these two boats are sailed on Tuesday mornings by an enthusiastic group of members all year round

If you are interested in radio-controlled yacht racing, come and have a sail with us during our sailing mornings. No experience is required and we will lend you a boat and show you how to sail it. Call us or turn up at the lake and we will make you welcome. You will find contact details and directions to the sailing water at Rickmansworth Aquadrome (Bury Lake) in the main menu above.

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