Contact Us

If you’d like to contact us, the best way is to come to the Long Pond on the 1st or 3rd Sunday of the month, between 10:30 and 15:00 and have a chat.

But if you have any questions about the club or model yachting contact Mark Dicks, our Chairman on

We try to check the email regularly, but due to other commitments we might not be able to reply the same day, but we will reply

The Long pond and the CMYC are well served by public transport, the address of the club is:

Clapham Model Yacht Club
1 Rookery Road


For help getting to us, try the Transport for London website

By tube
The nearest stop is Clapham Common on the Northern Line. Simply exit the tube and walk towards the common along Clapham Common South Side

By Bus
The nearest bus routes to the club are:
35, 37, 137, 155, 255, 345.

By train
The nearest train station is Clapham High Street, and it’s a 5-10minute walk, or a short bus ride on the 155 or 255. Alternatively, go to Balham main line and then catch either the 155 or 255 bus up to the club

By car
Parking on Rookery road is free on Sundays. Rookery road is one way and must be approached from Clapham Common South Side (A24). If approaching from Balham, pass Clapham South and continue along the A24 in the left hand lane. After the pub on the left you’ll see the Long Pond and take the left turn onto Rookery Road and park on the left hand side.

If coming down from Stockwell, continue down Clapham High Street, and pass Clapham Common Tube before moving over to the right hand lane and turn right into Rookery Road.

© Graham Snook


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  1. Hi
    Three epats, suffering 29C and sunshine in Spain are starting a Soling Model Racing Club. We are ordering three models on Tuesday next. Two of us will be in the UK at the beginning of August. We’d like to visit.

    Like your web Page


  2. Hi there! I am in Michigan, USA and I am looking for the complete set of building prints for the Triple Crown sailboat…

    I was wondering if you guys can help? It will be very much appreciated!


  3. It is very interesting to see your website as I spent many hours sailing on the long pond as a boy back in the 50’s and 60’s. I probably joined as a boy of 11 in about 1957 and was a regular until about 1964 when I was 18. I believe that the son of the late Chris Dicks is still a member of the club and I remember his Christening well. Chris was 2 years older than myself and we attended most of the current National Championships over those years driving old cars and vans round pre motorway Britain. We once drove from London to Fleetwood (when the M1 stopped at Coventry) in a Bond 3 wheeler with the boats on the roof. Very happy times. These days I am a dinghy sailor living in the Peak District and one of my sons is a multiple National Champion… it does rub off.

    John Saunders, then, Little Johnny.

    • Hello John, I have a picture with you in it which was in the south London Press newspaper. You are sailing against Bob bonthrone and Richard Godden, and Harry Burgin is starting you off.
      Brian Sullivan that’s me. I sailed Jezebel.

  4. what is the minimum size of water(lake) needed to sail one meter boats when racing

  5. can someone please contact me on 07557657913 for some advice regarding sailing boats thank you Mr Peter Bright.

  6. nobody emailed or phoned me about AGM ? MERRY CHRISTMAS

  7. Hello Fred,
    Apparently emails were sent about the AGM. I didn’t get one either but Jim Robinson had the wrong email for me (now been corrected :-), so it might be worth you checking he has your email address. Rob.

  8. how deep is long pond can a marble head with a 17″ keel sail there ?

    do any of your members sail them ?

    • only deep enough 15 feet of the bank when pond full we used to sail marbleheads in the 70s until keel length increased


  10. Is there a meeting this Sunday ( 8th January) I am jack Sanday’s grandson James, would love to know if any of the old members have any pictures and memories of my grandad, many thanks, james

  11. Hello

    Are rc motor boats allowed on Clapham Common Long Pond? My son is keen to get a boat kit for his birthday but I’m having a hard time finding where we might take it.

    A second question; would you say rc yachts are suitable for 10 year olds?

    Thank you for any help


    • sorry for delay in reply.rc motor boats electric powered are allowed but as of 2015 ic engines were banned by the council.we have yachts in the club to try out also.some of our members have children who race at top level.

  12. Hello,
    When is the next race day? We would love to attend.

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