It was a great placid and windless day for our first model boat day at Albert Park. There were our usual WBA models, and a few APYC models , but the highlight of the Model Boat display at the lake last month was the Lake Illawong Model Boat club contingent admirably steered by Rosie and Brian.


Over 25 models mysteriously appeared from cars, vans, and trailers to be assembled, tested and put through their paces before being launched on the slippery shores of Albert Park. Thankfully no one fell in and had to be rescued. We had to admire the amazing effort invested in these models by their owners, I suspect that some took as long to build as our full sized ones.

Of special note was the battleship Missouri, a Corvette, the Warspite, paddle steamers, yachts, tugs and a couta boat and many others that deserve special mention including the Oriana and Wyuna passenger ships. Thanks to all who attended and we will welcome all model boaters back in the warmer months for another excellent model display.

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