The Clapham Model Yacht Club is the only London club south of the Thames and we benefit from our urban surrounding by good public transport and car access. Set in the surrounding of Clapham Common it’s easy to forget we’re just a few miles from central London. We are affiliated to the Model Yacht Association (MYA) which enables our members to race in national and international race.
We race 2 classes of boats, both requiring different sailing skills and tactics.
On the 1st Sunday of the month we race the International One Metre (IOM). Limited to 1 metre in length with a set sail area and minimum weight, this class is raced worldwide. These boats have strict class rules to limit building costs, so it’s an ideal class for someone new to the sport of radio controlled racing sailboats.
On the 3rd Sunday of the month we change tack and race the slower and less manoeuvrable 6 Metre (6M) class, weighing more than 10 kg and over 1.3 metres in length. They are graceful yachts and rewarding to sail when you get it right.
Please visit the website here for more information and details of upcoming events.
If you’d like to contact us, the best way is to come to the Long Pond on the 1st or 3rd Sunday of the month, between 10:30am and 15:00pm and have a chat.
If you have any questions about the club or model yachting contact Mark Dicks, our Chairman on:
Clapham Model Yacht Club, 1 Rookery Road, Clapham, London, SW4
35, 37, 137, 155, 255, 345
Parking on Rookery road is free on Sundays.