Following bad weather earlier in the year, the 2019 challenge was run in September
Challenge pictures courtesy of Malcolm Payne
Each competitor ranked the models for the concours section of the competition
Each model was released in line with the gate.......
......and then left to manouvre the barge through the gate as many times as possible in the time allowed
but manoeuvring (a controlled change in movement or direction) was not easy
However, the sideways approach (barging?) proved effective
Whilst the concours and barge positions were summed, we got ready for some football
Rules? what rules?
No training and no 'Special One' and this is what you get
Boats everywhere but nowhere near the ball
And this year's winner is (dramatic pause) .........
The visiting Crowborough and Crawley clubs enjoying the sunshine
The Swiss Cottage pub at one end of the lake.......
.....where Sunday lunch is being prepared!
The low-level section built for launching and recovering models
Marker buoys to steer around....
.... and a very comfortable place to steer from
A very pleasant day