About us

Brief history
Paisley Model Yacht Club was founded in 1895 (so we ‘celebrated’ 125 years last year, 2020) and has been sailing model yachts at Barshaw Park for over 95 years.
Our current activities
We race radio controlled yachts, including the International One Metre (IOM) class and the DragonFlite 95 (DF95), both of which are 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 sailing
We have resumed sailing in small groups complying with Covid-19 requirements for outdoor meeting. Please contact the Club Secretary for confirmation of sailing times.

          Wednesdays   –   DragonFlite 95 (DF95)                               (1100 – 1300 hrs usually but may vary)
          Saturdays        –   International One Metre (IOM)             (1100 – 1300 hrs usually but may vary)

Last updated 04-06-2021

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