The purpose of the “workshops” is to introduce newer members to the hands-on techniques of boat building, sail making and rigging in a social atmosphere. Members, subject to their DIY abilities, are then able to do more at home and keep referring progress back to the group or to their chosen mentor for more assistance and guidance.
It is very much aimed at being a practical learning experience where hands on assistance is readily available to those without the confidence, tools or ability to complete a boat on their own.
The workshop is not restricted to new members – all are encouraged to attend. Experienced members will always be on hand, making sails, refurbishing their own or other member’s boats or others that the club might be fixing up for sale.
Spare parts and accessories can be selected and purchased from the stock we hold -that extends to ready-made fibreglass hulls, patterns for a wooden boat, plans and items not generally sold in regular hobby shops.
It also provides new members with a more relaxed introduction to RC sailing. It's a chance to get to know their fellow members, particularly some as new to sailing as they might be. It also provides opportunity to meet some more experienced members who are available to mentor them in their early days if required.
Most newcomers at the very least finish their boats off at these workshops when the lake is used to “see if it floats” and when experienced hands are available to help with fiddly rigging and give advice on balancing the boat.
On the summer nights some twilight sailing of yachts and powered model boats may also takes place.
Time: Alternate Wednesday Evenings - 6:00pm until 9:00pm
Where: The Boatshed by the Lake at First Ave Mawson Lakes
Frequency: Fortnightly (Schedule periodically advised)
|MLMYC Workshop --- Schedule 2021|
Workshops commence at 18:00 hrs till the 21:00hrs curfew at the Boatshed
July Dates 7th and 21st
BYO Flask of Coffee or Soup