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.
The sailing section was formed by a small group of
retired men who were interested in modeling, both sailing,
racing and building them.
The club became affiliated to the MYA, and is one of
27 clubs in the Northern District of the
For some years now, the club has raced only IOM (International
One Metre) radio controlled model yachts. As the name
suggests, the boats are 1 metre long, but the rules
are formulated to allow home construction, which is
something many of the club have done.
Non members have always been welcome to sail on the
water at the same time as we sail (Wednesday & Saturday
1:30 - 4:00) and can sail in whatever class they want,
but racing is currently limited to the IOM.