SMBC run a few events through the year including the regular Club 500 races at the lake. We also help with / attend other club events.


Once we have a full set of dates for 2019, they will appear on the website, watch 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 International Model Boat Show held at the Warwick Exhibition Centre during November, and recently have exhibited at Stotfold, Letchworth, Biggleswade & Hoddesdon.



18-20 Jan    London Model Engineering Exhibition - The South’s Major Showcase of Modelling... Not to be Missed!

SMBC are not exhibiting there, but an interesting event.

For details -



17 February   Shuttleworth Scale Model Exhibition organised by IPMS (UK)  Starts 10am, details here



28th March  Bring your yacht to race day!



14th April  Club 500 racing starts... Round 1 -  All Club 500 races will start at 11 a.m.

18th April  Tugs & Towing - if you have a tug, bring it along!



4th & 5th May  Mid Thames MBC open day at Beale Park, Berks RG8 9NW. Details of Beale Park facilities here.

Beale Park hosts a model boat museum in the pavilion, with around 400 models on display.


11th & 12th May Stotfold Steam Fair and Country Show.  SMBC are planning a stall there.  Details here


19th May  Club 500 racing - Round 2



2nd June - RNLI Open Day at SMBC. Bring along a model lifeboat to sail if you have one.

23rd June     Club 500 racing - Round 3



7th July  SMBC Fun Day. All sorts of craft on the water, and maybe under it!  Have a go with our 'Come & Try' boats.

13th July  Model show at Robert Barclay Academy [sheredes school Broxbourn]

14th July   Club 500 racing - Round 4





1st Sept   Club 500 racing - Round 5

8th Sept   IPMS show at Biggleswade - SMBC stand there. Details




















22nd Sept   Club 500 racing - Round 6

28th & 29th Sept - St Albans & District Model Engineering Society Club Exhibition & Open day. SMBC will have a stand there.  Details here.





9th-10th Nov - International Model Boat Show. Warwick Exhibition Centre. Details.



Club AGM - Date TBA