Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Model Guild & Model Sailing Club

Model BoatsThe Museum's volunteer Model Guild supports the curatorial needs of the Museum with exhibit models and building kits for the Museum Store. In addition, the Guild offers classes for building scratch models, and the Maritime Model Boat Expo featuring "live" steamboat models, skipjacks with working sails, speedboats, tugs, and other radio-controlled miniatures.
For more information about the Model Guild, please call Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or email him.

Download a copy of the Model Sailing Club Brochure.

Maritime Model Expo

Upcoming events:

Lapstrake Skiff Workshop
Friday – Sunday, September 26, 27, 28 in the Bay History Building
Fri., 6-9pm, Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 9am-5pm
$80 CBMM members, $95 non-members. All tools and materials are supplied. Pre-registration required by Sept. 23. Call 410-745-2916 to register or contact Model Guild Director Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or email bobmason@atlanticbb.net
Led step-by-step by skilled modelers, participants create a 10-inch wooden rowing skiff with lapped side planking and a flat bottom. CBMM’s Model Guild welcomes anyone over 12 years of age and encourages new members of all skill levels to participate.

Half-Hull Model Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, November 8 & 9 in Bay History Building
Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 9am-5pm
$80 CBMM members, $95 non-members. All tools and materials are supplied. Pre-registration required by Sept. 23.
Call 410-745-2916 to register or contact Model Guild Director Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or email bobmason@atlanticbb.net
Participants will create a half-hull model of the Pride of Baltimore II. Band sawed from a block and carved to the rounded shape of the Pride’s hull, the half-hull model is then mounted on a baseboard to form a fine wall display piece.

 

Model Boats

The Model Sailing Club builds and races a fleet of radio controlled skipjacks on summer weekends in Fogg's Cove. During the winter months, models are built. The 48-inch skipjack models are built from scratch from plans sold by the club. The public is invited to join. To become a member of the Model Sailing Club, you must be a member of the Museum, and pay dues to the Sailing Club of $10 per year. Two business and social meetings, usually in January and April are held each year. A schedule of monthly racing from May to October is posted each year and are held on the Museum's grounds at Fogg's Cove on Sundays at 11am.

MSC Racing Schedule 2014

All races take place from 11am to 1pm

April 27 - Shakedown Race 11am, Annual Banquet and Trophy Meeting, Van Lennep Auditorium 1pm
June 1 - MSC First Series Race, 11am Fogg's Cove
June 22 - Commodore's Race, Sunday, 11am on Fogg's Cove
July 20 - Series Race, Sunday at 11am on Fogg's Cove
August 17 - Series Race, Sunday at 11am on Fogg's Cove
September 21 - Race with Solomon's Island Club of Calvert Marine Museum. Lunch is at 11:30am with Model Sailboat racing to begin following lunch.
October 19 - Series Race on Sunday at 11am on Fogg's Cove
November 2 - Downriggin Fun Day, 12noon-2pm



 

 

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663
410-745-2916

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