SMBC open air event


Info on some of the events running in 2024

Dates for 2024 events will appear on the website as the year this space! SMBC have close ties with the Luton Model Boat Club, and similarly the Welwyn Club. At the St Albans Model Engineering show each September, we help to organise the Model Boat section, where as well as the displays, there is a 'pop-up' boat pond to see some of the models in action. It's a good place to find boats and bits for sale. SMBC usually have a stand at the Stotfold Steam Fayre, Letchworth, Biggleswade and Hoddesdon. Events may be subject to amendment or cancellation, depending on weather, pandemics, Govt guidelines etc...

club events

EVENT DATES - subject to change! 

JAN 14th
MAY 11-12th
Stotfold Steam Fayre
MAY 18-19th
Old Warden Model Show
MAY 25-26th
Model Boat Mayhem - Wicksteed Park
JUNE 23rd
SMBC Open Day - including Club 500 races
Wings and Wheels - now CANCELLED
JULY 21st
SMBC Charity Day
JULY 27-28th
Old Warden Model Show
AUG 31 - Sep 1st
IPMS Biggleswade - CANCELLED


SEPT 28 / 29th
St Albans MES annual show -
OCT 19 / 20th
Blackpool Model Boat Show -
Letchworth Scale Model Showcase

club 500 start

Club 500 Race Dates

Racing starts at There are 2 heats. If more than 6 competitors compete, we will have 2 groups, each with 2 heats. Results of each round are on the website within a few days.

APRIL 21st
Round 1
MAY 5th
Round 2
JUNE 2nd
Round 3
JULY 7th
Round 4
JULY 21st
Round 5
SEPT 15th
Round 6

YouTube Video Channel...

Don't forget to check out our channel on YouTube to see some of our boats in action... we usually have a new video every couple of weeks.