Surprisingly a lot of cubs don’t tend to “race“... And where I was with my old clubs ic engines were outright banned..
You find a lot of clubs are open to “fast boats” but tend to frown on fast electrics simply due to the high risk damage you can umcause to other members models with accidents. Not all clubs are like that many welcome new members but would rather you have a “controllable” model rather than a bullet.
Maybe that’s just me... and getting old.... but your £300 would maybe be better spent on a decent model kit, something to work and build during the winter months, you will find a lot of clubs slow their meetings on the rather cold and wet days... this hobby In general tends to be more Workshop orientated than sail days... also absolute fact you’ll get more enjoyment from this side of the hobby if you built and sailed a boat rather than shop brought toys, you’ll Also get a better build quality for your money than some chinese junk with an over powered motor that’s likely to burn out within a few uses! Believe me we have all seen this here!
Don’t let that discourage you, I started with cars and raced the station trucks and buggies for years, moving to boats I was much the same I wanted to go fast... and I did and at quite a cost I was not expecting, but things were cheaper then, less kids, fuel costs went so bad to do a 600 mile round trip on events... I wouldn’t even waste my time today looking unless inland revenue refunds me my life’s tax!
There is a lot to this hobby and from experience moving from fast to slow I find I get way more from the hobby as a whole than I ever did racing a car about, as a suggestion if your on a budget then coincided trying a small kit, you an find many for under £100 easy to build with minimal tools and experience, some are even racing type boats!
Maybe something like this would suit you....[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
That’s been on my want list for a while but until I clear some of my back log I’ve been forbidden to buy more kits
Good luck! Let us know how you get on
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