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The Gipping Valley Model Boat Club meets at Needham Lake every Sunday Morning and Wednesday Afternoon.

We are a group of enthusiasts with interests ranging from model yachts to live steam boats, all Radio Controlled.

New members are always welcome to join.

Why not come along and see us?

Contact Us:

For all enquires please email the Secretary on


Secretary@gippingvalleymodelboat.club



The weather at Needham Lakes.

David Small has published the second part of his building of HELOISE. See Members Projects



After last night's announcement by the prime minister all model Boat sailing at Needham Lake is Suspended until further notice as 'recreation' is no longer deemed to be acceptable.


I have cancelled our insurance policy that was due to start on 16th January and will reinstate it as soon as we are able to start our activities again.


David Hughes and his staff of wardens at the lake have been informed so anyone sailing models at the lake are either not GVMBC Members, or if they are they are doing so without insurance cover or sanctioned by the club.