Killingworth Boat Lake ~ February 2019

In 1964, a 15 acre lake was created to help drain the ground for Killingworth New Town, and almost straight away a boating clubhouse was built which is alongside a public car park. Several different groups still use this clubhouse and more use the lake and park, which is run by North Tyneside Council.  A bunch of retired chaps interested in building, racing and sailing model boats formed a sailing group, which is now affiliated to the MYA (Model Yacht Association).

Sophie and I stopped off here on our way back from somewhere as I knew there were swans on the lake, and the racing was in full swing.

and they’re off!
Remote control
No remote control
Come in No.48

Precision Landing
The Swans win.

28 thoughts on “Killingworth Boat Lake ~ February 2019

  1. I always admire the people who can sail their little boats by remote. I don’t think I could do that. From my old sailing-days I still cherish my “butt-o-meter”. 😉

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    1. Have no idea what a buttometer is but I get what you mean. Flying remote aircraft and boats etc is a way for people who never have the chance to experience the real thing to just have a little taste of what it might be like. Dreamers all. 😊

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      1. Looks like both of us are learning new words, aren’t we? You with “butt-o-meter” and I with “swish”. Anyway, it’s like “flying by the seat of your pants”.

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