East Sussex

Hove

Location - Town: Hove
Location - County: East Sussex
Description/directions to location: See the Web Site for Southwater Dabblers MBYC in the directory which will give a link to the Hove Club web site:- http://hovelagoonmyc.wikispaces.com/ with many more details
Type: Purpose built model boat lake
Size: Medium / Large
Depth: "Waders"
Shoreline access: Full access
Toilets / Shop / other facilities - please list: local Pub
Open Public Access: Open access
Local model boat club: yes
Website: http://hovelagoonmyc.wikispaces.com/
Any restrictions? (Noise, speed, etc):
Anything else to add?: Hove Club program on web site http://hovelagoonmyc.wikispaces.com/

Listed by Doug Genders [15.11.2008]

 

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex.

There is a lake in Princes Park at the east end of town. It is used by both Eastbourne Model Power Boat Club (www.empbc.org.uk) and Eastbourne & District Model Yacht Club (www.edmyc.org).

This is a purpose-built pond dating from the 1920's. Trevor Smith reports that although the clubs use it in spring and autumn, in summer there is competition from pedal and rowing boats.

There is plenty of information about the pond on both clubs' websites.

Listed by Andy Tribble [17.03.2006]

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Updated by Mark Davis, 09.02.2009

Location - Town: Eastbourne
Location - County: East Sussex
Description/directions to location: Princes Park lake Eastbourne, which allows almost unrestricted i/c, steam & electric sailing. We share this public lake with Eastbourne model Yacht Club, water sport training & swans.
Type: Purpose built model boat lake
Size: Medium / Large
Depth: "Waders"
Shoreline access: Full access
Toilets / Shop / other facilties - please list: Toilets, tearoom, playing fields
Open Public Access: Open access
Local model boat club: yes
Website
Any restrictions? (Noise, speed, etc): Standard common sense approach to usage, side away from houses near Tea rooms, for IC. Silencers, mandatory.
Map
Anything else to add?: This public lakeis shared with Eastbourne model Yacht Club,Eastbourne Model Powerboat club, water sport training & swans.

Members are normally at the lake Wednesday's & Sundays

Location - Town: Crowborough
Location - County: East Sussex
Description/directions to location: Just off the A26 at crowborough,look for "Goldsmith leisure centre"
Type: Purpose built model boat lake
Size: Small and Clear
Depth: "Wellies"
Shoreline access: Full access
Toilets / Shop / other facilities - please list: Toilets available at the leisure centre or children's play area,cafe also at children's play area (summer only)
Open Public Access: Open access when park open
Local model boat club:
Website:
Any restrictions? (Noise, speed, etc): none, purpose built lake.
Listed by Duncan Pulley [25.02.2007]

Updated by John Kerr, 02-12-2009:

The local club is Crowborough Model Boat Club

Website: www.crowboroughmodelboatclub.org.uk

Location - Town: Hastings

Location - County: east sussex
Description/directions to location: please see below
Type: Purpose built model boat lake
Size: Medium / Large
Depth: "Waders"
Shoreline access: Full access
Toilets / Shop / other facilties - please list: nearby
Open Public Access: Open access when park open
Local model boat club:
Website:
Any restrictions? (Noise, speed, etc): not known

I have found a pond in Hastings which is not listed. It is in Alexander Park, a victorian linea park that is listed in the ten top victorian parks. It is 3/4 of a mile from the town centre and is approached along Queens Rd. It has parking alond two of the roards one for 2 hrs and the other for 4. Both a very close to the water. The park has 5 lakes ,built from a damed stream. One is a resoivior. The boating lake is the most southern and nearst the sea,the others a for fishing and ornamental purposes. The boating lake is about 5 acres in extent and wader depth, acess all round the the edge. There is a water arch feature,and the pond has apeared in the model boating press. I could not find out if there is a local club.but isuspect there is one. The pond has been used in the past for rowing boats but is not used for the purpose now. The atmospher is wonderfull, very peaceful,and the park is patrolled by wardens, so you will not have your model shot at by yobs with stones as i did at Malden in essex.

I am told there is a pond in a park at Bexhill but idid not get time to onvestigate. I went to the pond in Hove and had a good sail,the pond was being used by schools learning to board sail, but thus did not impead my fun,the pond is big enough. I suspect that a lot of ponds will be kept open for us if they have a similar duel use. The atmospher at Hove was not good. The lorries going to the port were constant which distract s from the enjoyment.

The middle pond at Great Yarmouth which used to have rowwing boats on it does not have them any more. We are now at liberty to used this for models. It is not large but has canals,. good for tugs etc. Best wishes Howard Thomas, Norwich.

Listed by: Howard Thomas 16.08.2009

Anything to add or amend?