Heaton & District Model Power Boat Club

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2004 - Roker Park Display


For a few years after the demise of the original Sunderland Model Boat Club, the Heaton club were asked to put on a sailing display at Roker Park by the local council. A new Model Club was formed based on Roker Park lake in 2005 and so the display by Heaton ceased

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2004 - NECA Regatta


In 2004 the North East Coast Association Straight Running Regatta was held at Paddy Freeman's Park Lake

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2005 - NECA Regatta


Pictures of the annual "North East Coast Association" Straight Running Regatta taken in 2005. Clubs taking part include Heaton and the South Shields Model Boat Club

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2006 - RNLI Regatta


Each year the club holds a regatta to raise funds for the RNLI. Here are a couple of pictures from the 2006 event

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2010 - Club Centenary Regatta


In June 2010 during the annual 2 Day Tyne & Wear Regatta weekend the Heaton club celebrated its centenary. It was a great weekend with a high turnout of models both sailing and on display. In addition visitors from the south of England took part in the regattas. To mark the special occasion the prizes were presented by the Lady Mayoress.

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Phillip Carverhill


Phillip Carverhill was a talented engineer who specialised in micro engineering. All his boats were small, with most parts being machined on watchmakers lathe. He was also very inventive producing a number of unique models. He build everything from steam turbines to petrol engines, as well as a steam powered airscrew catamaran and the worlds smallest full steam powered boat, the "Skippy", just 16 inches long.

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Tethered Hydroplanes


Tethered Hydroplanes racing around a fixed pole were once a common sight at Paddy's until Health and Safety concerns stopped the practice. Hydro's are still sailed around the country and this album contains a mix of historical and modern pictures of club members past and present sailing at Paddy's and at other venues in the UK.

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