Joined Dec 14 2011
Mawson Lakes, SA
Mawson Lakes is located about 15 Kilometres North-West of the Adelaide, South Australia, central business district. This is the home waters of the Mawson Lakes Model Yacht Club, a club that is 55 members strong and is a testament to the adage that you don't have to know how to sail, to sail.
Every assistance is given to newcomers to help them come to terms with the nuances of the hobby. We have positioned ourselves as a club that is ideal for the newcomer to the hobby that wants to learn the principles of sailing while at the same time having a ball.
The Mawson Lakes Model Yacht Club was formed with the aim of providing an easy way for members to become involved in the hobby. We see ourselves as an entry level club that will teach you the principles of sailing and trimming model sailboats.
We have recently completed a project to build a new class of yacht that is particularly suited to Mawson Lakes. The Mawson Lakes 45. It is a scaled up 'Panache' 30 inch with a IOM rig. Club members have built 61 of them to date.
The club welcomes all members who are content with cruising the waters of the Sir Douglas Mawson Lake. We we have set buoys but also sail the perimeter of the main lake and the Promenade lake. It makes for a very good and sometimes, brisk, walk every Saturday afternoon.
So if you are interested in a great way to relax, join us at 1.00pm on any Saturday afternoon at The Boatshed on the lake. Access is via First Avenue off The Parkway, Technology Park at Mawson Lakes. Please introduce yourself.
The Mawson Lakes Model Yacht Club is dedicated to the memory of Peter Lesty.