King Lear Model Boat Club

Leicestershire

UPDATE: 06-04-2021

Members may now sail on the King Lear lake as of 31/03/2021. Government guidelines must be followed , only six ( 6 )  persons on the jetty at any one time, two (2) meters apart, wearing a face mask.

KLMBC has full 24/7 access to King Lear’s Lake which is part of Watermead Country Park, near Wanlip, Leicestershire.

Our normal club sailing day is Sunday although some members frequently sail on other days as well. In the summer we hold occasional evening sailing meetings, the approaching dusk showing up lighted-up boats very effectively.

We have also held 24 hour sailing sessions to raise money for charitable purposes. Like most model boat clubs our preferred charity is the RNLI.

King Lear Model Boat Club

Come and visit us!

King Lear Model Boat Club was formed in March 2008.  We are a friendly club whose members interests cover all aspects of model boating ie. sail, steam, scale, fast electric and static, we sail on Sundays weather permitting.

Each year we host the East midlands Model Lifeboat Day plus one round of the BMPRS Offshore Powerboat Racing Championship. We also have a club open day when we invite other club’s members to sail with us. We also get invitations to other club’s open days.

At the lake we see all types of model boating activity – sail, electric (including fast electric), steam and IC engine boats.

Away from the lake members also build static model boats and we have monthly club meetings at a local social club.

The club has a stand each year at the International Model Boat Show in Warwickshire where we have won Best Stand on several occasions. In 2019 one of our members won the Gold Medal for best boat in show with his model of the boat Orca from the film Jaws.

We have also teamed up with Melton and District Model Club to allow their boating members to use the lake as they do not have a more local lake to use.

       

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King Lear Model Boat Club

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Club Members

If you have a passion in model boats then you are welcome to join our other members at KLMBC.

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Model Boats

Some types of boats at KLMBC include sail, electric (including fast electric), steam and IC engine boats.

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Yearly Events

We have regular KLMBC meetings every Sunday at King Lear's Lake and special events throughout the year.

King Lear Model Boat Club

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Check out our latest videos and see more photos from the KLMBC meet ups, boat builds and events we attend and hold, if you have any photos or videos please send them to us and we will add them to the KLMBC Gallery!

Bring the family!

Explore Watermead Park

  • Nature Reserve
    Watermead County Park has a lot of nature trials and wildlife, bring your family along and explore.
  • Scenic Walks
    If you like to walk then Watermead County Park has some great scenic routes for you to discover.
  • Cycle Paths
    Get on your bike and take a ride through the various cycle paths and explore the surrounding areas.
  • Wildlife
    There are plenty of birds, ducks, fish, swans & other wildlife for you and your family to see while visiting.
  • Fishing
    With canals, lakes and rivers running through Watermead County Park there are all types of fish in the waters.
  • Boats
    River Soar and the old Grand Union Canal run through Watermead County Park so you are sure to see some Canal Boats & of course The King Lear Model Boat Club will be on King Lear's Lake every Suinday!