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Club Activities

The Scale Section will be in action every Sunday from 08h30
The Professional Loafer 'Waddy' sailors sail every Wednesday morning from 09h00. This is followed by a braai every second Wednesday
The Power Guys are in action on most Saturday mornings from 08h00
The RCLaser Thursday Spring Series takes place every Thursday at 16h00 at the Pond in Durban. This is organised thru the "WhatsApp Group" and times do vary.
The Professional Loafer RCLasers sailors , sail on Wednesday morning from about 10h00. This is followed by a braai every second Wednesday
RCLaser National Championships 5th & 6th November 2016 from 08h00 on Saturday
IOMs sail on Sunday 13th November at 10h00

The 2016 Radio Controlled Laser National Championships
will be held at the Durban Radio Boat Club
on Saturday & Sunday the 5th & 6th November 2016

Frank Wadsworth who introduced the Waddy sailboat to the club has just launched his "Big" Waddy twice the size of the original.
There was much excitment at the unveiling and launch on Wednesday 13 July 2016
Photos by Ian Gielink

DRBC Open Day 23rd August 2015.

The Open Day was a great success and created a great deal of public interest with all of the different sections of the club puting on displays and demonstrations for the morning.
See more photos of the day on the Facebook group page, click below

One of the starts at the RCLaser Leap Regatta sailed on Sunday 7th February 2016
RCL9 with clearly a premature start
Photo by Terry Flynn

Two photos of the Pond and even our little clubhouse taken from from a Bell 206 Jet Ranger by Trevor Viljoen.

A new addtion to the fleet at the Pond
Photo by Zoom Rindel but who is the owner?
Very good perspective of a model boat with the
photo taken at water level

There are a number of new IOMs on the water with some new owners joining the fleet as well
Photo by Terry Flynn

Call back the past!
32 RCLasers line up for the SA National Championships in 2001.

The green monster back in action

Some information about the DRBC

The Durban Radio Boat Club is situated at the Blue Lagoon just 5 minutes from the city centre of Durban, South Africa

The DRBC is the only club in Durban that caters for Radio Controlled Sailing, Scale Models and Power Boats.

All sections are very active in pursuing their chosen sport or hobby with passion and enthusiasm.

Facilities available include a small club house and grassed picnic area situated on the banks of the Umgeni River with a seperate 200m x 50m pond that caters for all club activities.

As an aside there is a wide variety of bird life on the Pond and on the islands in the river which makes for excellent bird spotting.

Come down to the Pond on any Sunday morning and speak to one of the club committee members or contact the club by email

Please be sure to click on the links to the different club section links to see some of the scale models, power boats and yachts in action and for further information about each section.

Make a Sunday of it and visit the Durban Radio Boat Club for a very pleasant outing.

Frank Wadsworths, Waddacat 3 is based on a Paper Tiger design

Radio Controlled Lasers seen on racing at the Pond in a recent regatta


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