Sir, – There is a growth industry appearing that caters for ex yacht owners who still wish to keep in touch.

Many seem to miss the thrill of racing yachts, but this can still be achieved at minimal expense by signing up to |nternational One Metre Sailing (IOM) radio controlled sailing.

No excuse for not keeping in touch with your buddies and enjoying that pint beside the fireside after a long day controlling your yacht from the comfort of your deck lounger or the back of your 4×4 overlooking the pond.

Have a look at the Model Yacht Association (MYA) You Tube and view for yourself.

On the website you will find a club near you.

If you live in Argyll there’s a new club about to appear on the horizon. For more details email David Bowen at

The club will be organising social evenings to bring members together and speakers will be available to update on technical improvements.

David Bowen