About us

Paisley Model Yacht Club was founded in 1895 and has been sailing model yachts at Barshaw Park for over 90 years.
Our current activities
In recent times,  we race radio controlled yachts, including the International One Metre (IOM) class which is sailed world wide.

Racing radio controlled yachts
Radio control allows several yachts to race together, using rules almost identical to those used when full size yachts race together.  Typically a race follows a ‘triangle and sausage’ course around marks in the pond, with a start and finish line between two marks. Races are started with a countdown tape, and spectators will often hear skippers ‘discussing’ rules as a race progresses.

Club days – Although the landscaping and drainage work was completed in August the Pond was unfortunately left in an unsailable state. Six months on there is still NO SAILING at Barshaw Park despite requests to Council officials by Councillors. Club members will be advised of sailing opportunities at other venues as available.

Suspended – Saturday mornings  1100 – 1300 Note change of day from Sunday took place in 2016 – Suspended
Suspended – Wednesdays  1300 – 1600 (Summer)  1200 – 1400 (Winter) – Suspended

Model Yachting Association – Scottish District
Model Yachting Association logoWe are a fully affiliated member
of the Scottish District of the
Model Yachting Association.
Scottish District web site
Friends of Barshaw Park
Friends of Barshaw Park logoThe Friends of Barshaw Park are a group of local residents who love the park and want to see it restored, looked after and improved.  We are pleased to be associated with the Friends.   FBP web site