Wattle Farm NMMS

Northern Maritime Model Society - Wattle Farm

Club Racing

  • Saturday 1pm

Training

  • Wednesday 10.30 
  • Wednesday evening during daylight saving 

Contacts 

Commodore 

Ross McClew 

Secretary 

Ian Westlake 

Website

2019 is the 50th year of sailing for Northern Marine Model Society.

NMMS (Northern Maritime Model Society) was incorporated in 1969, sailing vane controlled Marbleheads initially for many years, along with powered models such as tugs. (Powered model boats still race at Wattle Farm on Sunday mornings). The sailing fleet migrated primarily to IOM designs in the early 90’s, although Radio Marbleheads still visit as part of their rotating “Traveller” Series.

The Wattle Farm lakes were established in the 1960’s, converted from the old settling ponds to a fresh water cleansing system to take the silt from the runoff in the surrounding streams before it is released into the harbour. The main lake is between 600mm deep at the jetty end, to 1.6m at the far end by the tide gate. The water in this lake is brackish, initially being filled at high tide from the Manukau Harbour, then becoming more and more fresh as the stream runoff flows in and dilutes the mix. The lake is drained and refilled 2-3 times a year to control weed, mangroves etc,  and to allow maintenance on the tide gate.

The second “wildlife pond” has recently been scraped and re-profiled by the local council, and a larger area on the centre causeway created. Now that a second sailable body of water has been created, the aim is to introduce other classes to broaden the fleets.

Wattle Farm Ponds

may 2024

2024sat25mayAll Daysun262024 North Island DF65 ChampionshipClassDF65Event TypeRegional Event Organized ByWattle Farm - Northern Marine Model SocietyWattle Farm - Northern Marine Model Society, Wattle Farm Rd

june 2024

2024sat22junAll Daysun232024 IOM Classics Auckland RegattaClassIOMEvent TypeRegional Event Organized ByWattle Farm - Northern Marine Model SocietyWattle Farm - Northern Marine Model Society, Wattle Farm Rd

july 2024

2024sat06julAll Daysun072024 Auckland Dragon Championships WeekendClassDF65,DF95Event TypeRegional Event Organized ByWattle Farm - Northern Marine Model SocietyWattle Farm - Northern Marine Model Society, Wattle Farm Rd

2024sat20julAll Daysun21Auckland IOM ChampionshipsClassIOMEvent TypeRanking Regatta,Regional Event Organized ByWattle Farm - Northern Marine Model SocietyWattle Farm - Northern Marine Model Society, Wattle Farm Rd