Woodbridge Model Boat Club

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A warm welcome is extended to all model boat sailors, whether scale, power, sail or electric propulsion.

Please note that due to it's size the pond is unsuitable for fast electric boats. (I.C. engined boats are not allowed by Suffolk Coastal District Council) .

Members are happy to advise newcomers to radio sailing with regard to sources and construction of any of our boats.


The Boats We Sail

We hold a series of races on Saturday mornings all year around starting at 10.00 and usually completing by 12.00. More detail can be seen on our 'Programme' page.

We are one of the few clubs in the UK with an active fleet of radio controlled 36r class model yachts that are usually raced on alternate Saturdays. These boats are the largest and arguably the most graceful we sail, with the short keel and the large sail rig that is almost a prerequisite for the sheltered and shallow Woodbridge Pond. We may also take the 36r to the ponds at Southwold and Dovercourt in the summer to let them stretch their legs !

Raced on alternate Saturdays are the Micro Magic and 1-2-3 (our own development class, most are modified 'Tactic' boats).

The larger Dragonforce 65, using its short keel, is raced every other  Tuesday.

For one Sunday each month we race the free-sailing Southwold Beach Yawls, more detail on these unique boats can be found on our 'History' page.

Each Monday is a dedicated 'Scale' or motor sailing day administered to by our Scale Secretary.

Members of the club also meet for an informal 'Scale and Sail' session on Wednesday mornings at the pond.

Winter talks

During the winter months, lectures and workshops on maritime topics are arranged, held at either Woodbridge Football Club, or the Deben Watersports Centre workshop adjacent to the pond.

Social events

During the year the club organises a fitting out supper, a club meal and has been known to have a barbeque in the Summer.

Contact us

Secretary: David Rhodes

Tel: 01394 271560

Email: secretary@woodbridgemodelboatclub.org.uk


The car-park that we usually use in The Avenue is open as of Monday 14th January 2019 although it doesn't yet connect with the swimming pool/station/town centre as this part is still undergoing work and so is still fenced off.

We will bring you any more updates on the situation on this page as soon as they are available.