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Model boat regatta sets sail May 3

Updated 9:50 am, Sunday, April 27, 2014
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The Darien Youth Commission's 22nd annual Tilley Pond Model Boat Regatta will take place Saturday, May 3.

Registration is scheduled to start at noon, non-racing judging will take place from 12:30 to 1 p.m., and the races will begin at 1 p.m.

There will be two races. Heat No. 1 will be for all homemade models at 1 p.m. and Heat No. 2 for all of the youth commission pinewood boat kit entries will follow.

Refreshments will be available from Uncle's Deli Hot Dog Cart, the Darien Depot will be doing face painting and tattooing, the Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring musical entertainment and Georgie the Clown will be on hand to pass out balloons.

There is a $3 boat entry fee.

Kids are encouraged to bring their own homemade vessels. Pinewood sailboats will be available for sale and assembly. Kits are $10 each and available at the youth commission office during normal business hours or at the regatta starting at 11:30 a.m.

For information, visit www.darienct.gov/yc or 203-656-7388.