The Darien Youth Commission invites you to its 27th Annual Tilley Pond Model Boat Regatta on Saturday, May 4. (There is no rain date scheduled for this activity).
— an announcement from the Darien Youth Commission
Registration is scheduled to start at noon, non-racing judging will take place from 12:30 – 1:00, and the races will begin shortly after 1:00.
(Again this year, there will be two races: Heat #1, for all home-made models; Heat #2, for all of the Youth Commission Pinewood Boat kit entries will take place immediately following Heat #1.)
There will be ample opportunity for EVERYONE in the family to enjoy the event. We are again including the support and involvement of the Darien Sail & Power Squadron.
In addition, refreshments will be available from the famed Uncle’s Deli Hot Dog Cart; the Depot will be doing face painting & tattooing; the Kiwanis Club is again sponsoring the musical entertainment, and Georgie the Clown will be on hand passing out balloons thanks to the generous support of the Darien Parks & Recreation Department!
(REMINDER: BALLOONS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO BE ATTACHED TO ANY BOAT RACING.)
There is a $4 boat entry fee and all are welcome to participate! Kids are encouraged to bring their own homemade vessels.
Pinewood sailboats will be available for sale and assembly for those unable to bring home-made boats.
Kits are priced as follows: 1 kit for $15; 2 kits for $25; 3 kits for $35) and available for sale at the Youth Commission Office during normal business hours, or at the Regatta starting @ 11 a.m. (Cash or check payments only.) For additional information: www.darienct.gov/yc or 656-7388.