Welcome to the Mid Thames Model Boat Club

What's New!


  • 2021 AGM Highlights: Current Committee agreed to remain in post for another year. Reduced rent and improved availability of the lake at Hi5. Club membership fees held at 2020 levels.

  • Until further notice members can access club facilities at Hi5 between 10am and 5pm each day

The Mid Thames Model Boat Club was founded in 1980 and has since developed into one of the largest clubs in the South of England. It is a friendly Club that encourages members to build and enjoy all sorts of model boats. We have active sections for Fast Electric, Scale models, Tug Towing and Yachting (model yacht racing). 

Our Club activities take place at the Hi5 Activity Centre, Reading Lake, Pingewood near Reading. If you are interested in joining us give us a call or turn up at one of our club events. No experience is required and if you wish you can have a go with a boat and see how you like it! You will find contact details and directions to Hi5 in the main menu above.

The Mid Thames Model Boat Club is committed to promoting the highest standard of Health and Safety for its members and fellow users of Hi5.

Please see the Health & Safety section under the More. . . menu above.

Upcoming Events


Access to our facilities is available to members between 10am & 5pm each day. This may be subject to change when Hi5 publish their calendar. There must be at least two people present at all times.

 Wednesdays 10am to 2pm 
Saga Sailing - Starts Wednesday 7th April. Contact Alan (07765 263718) 
 Sunday 2nd May 10am to 4pm 
Possible MTMBC Open Day or Model Boat Show 
  Sunday 9th May 10am to 1pm 
Yachting: Fiesta/Victoria - Round 1
Handicap (Any type of yacht) - Round 1
 Saturday 15th May 10am to 1pm 
Scale: Free sailing & competition
- Round 1
Saturday 15th May 1pm to 4pm
Tug Towing: Free sailing & competition
- Round 1
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