This was our first attempt at putting on a 2-day event featuring Springer Tugs and Club 500's but with all the usual trimmings of an open day. The were 24 heats of Club 500 in total featuring juniors and seniors, steering, pushing and a fun Duck Round Up for the Springers. The ducks all had numbers on the bottom and the idea was to collect and score as many points as possible. (No other rules!) Many positive comments were made during the weekend and all in all it was a very successful event. It was good to see some visitors and modellers from Hull, Goole and Rawdon clubs at the event and also 2 traders by way of Andy McCue of Scoonie Hobbies all the way frae Bonny Scotland and Tony Couple the 'Ship Finder General who both had a profitable weekend. Our own members had a bring and buy sale and this was both popular and well supported. OK, so the weather could have been kinder to us ranging from rain to sunny spells and 50MPH gale force winds but that didn't deter anyone and a good time was enjoyed by all.
These events don't just happen of course so a big thank you to everyone who helped to make it a success. (You know who you are)


Springer Steering & Pushing
First - David Markham - sailing - 4 Spring Duck Teknik
Second - Roger Monks - sailing Zero
Third - George Robinson - sailing Itlattado

Best Scale Springer - Ian Phillips - Ohio Gal
Best Novelty Springer - Mike Sheard - Toxic Avenger

Club 500
First - John Baker
Second - John Foster
Third - Chris Ransome

First - William Bell
Second - Robbyn Jenkinson
Third - Michael Greenwood

Hopefully these photos will give you a flavour of the weekend. We may well do it again next year.


Bring and Buy stall - Geoff and Keith on duty Arthur Brant checks out the boats
Arthur and Alf prepare the barges for pushing 4 spring duck teknik (Howdy) pushes through the buoys
A block of flats and '4 spring' Block of flats on the move!
Up on the slip Some of the springers
The Last Round Up gets underway '4 Spring' (with Joan at the helm) brings back a duck
Another score to count Lots of interest at the Scoonie stand
Tony Coupe - The Ship Finder General Lots going on
General view of clubhouse and podium Looking down from the racing podium
No 7 - John Baker (Senior Winner) at full speed The chase is on!

No 11 - William Bell (Junior Winner) on the pit straight

Club 500 drivers get birds eye view from the racing podium