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Adult Membership

£10 per Year

(insurance included)

Junior Members

£5 per Year

(insurance included)


Welcome to the VGMBC site

Founded in March 2015, the Club, with kind permission of The Vale Of Glamorgan Council has access to a great venue for sailing.

The Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club sails at Cold Knap Lake, Barry, South Wales. The lake offers very good access for all including disabled persons.

When sailing a model boat, members have access to parking by the lakeside. 

Visitors and potential members are always welcome.

We sail many types of sailboats & electric powered boats, including, Tugs, scale warships, speedboats and fast electric boats, some reaching 50mph or more.

Unfortunately nitro powered boats are not allowed due to damage to the environment.


Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am until 1pm.

Members may sail outside of these hours, but NOT between 10am and 1pm on Sundays.

Sailing times

Notice : To all Club Members.


The lake is OPEN for club sailing.

When sailing please follow the club rules, especially those about keeping everyone safe from the virus.