Hove Lagoon Model Yacht Club
Hove Lagoon Model Yacht Club , or Hove Lagoon MYC were founded in 1929, in anticipation of the opening of Hove Lagoon in 1930, and are listed as having one of the small buildings on the site.
2018 website issue
Hove Lagoon MYC seem to be alive and well, but as of Summer 2018 they are currently "between websites", as the company hosting their site seems to have discontinued the "wikispaces.com" service. We'll add the details of the club's new website address when it's set up. Meanwhile the old pages (including a detailed history of the club) are still accessible on the Internet Archive.
Archived description via WaybackEngine:
Introduction to Hove Lagoon MYC
The Hove Lagoon Model Yacht Club is based on the South Coast in West Sussex. Unlike many other venues we do not suffer with a reed problem. This is an open invitation to join us on Sundays from 09:30 if you are looking for good open water. This venue has visibility and access to the boats on three sides of The Lagoon. The club is affiliated to the UK Model Yachting Association (MYA) with mixed skills from Beginner to Expert, so help is always available and willingly provided. The affiliation with the MYA is through the Metropolitan and Southern District Office. We specialise in One Metre (IOM) yachts which are normally raced on Sundays. The boats are usually radio controlled yachts but model sailing boats of all types are always welcome. Hove is adjacent to Brighton and is the perfect place to relax and watch majestic model boats either gently sailing or competing in races. This shallow 19,500 square-metre Lagoon is surrounded by Hove Lagoon Park with toilets, eating and disabled facilities where visitors are always welcome. Being based adjacent to the sea the wind conditions are absolutely ideal for sailing and racing model yachts. So if you are looking for a sailing venue in Sussex then pay us a visit and if you want to try sailing then we will be pleased to let you try sailing a yacht.
— , Hove Lagoon MYC, , https://hovelagoonmyc.wikispaces.com/, , 2018
- East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS): Hove Lagoon Model Yacht Club (HLMYC) (escis.org.uk)
- Hove Lagoon MYC Club History, archived online from the club website (hovelagoonmyc.wikispaces.com via web.archive.org)
- Model Yacht Rally At Hove AKA Model Yacht Rally 1964 (britishpathe.com) – video
- HOVE LAGOON MYC (youtube.com) – short slideshow of stills