Radio-controlled yacht regatta set to go

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At the controls . . . Competitors will line up at Lake Pegasus this weekend to vie for honours in the South Island regatta for one-metre radio-controlled yachts. PHOTO: Supplied

By ROBYN BRISTOW

Skippers from throughout the South Island will head to Lake Pegasus this weekend for the South Island Regatta for International One Metre Yachts.

Twenty-five yachts from Dunedin to Wellington are expected for the regatta, hosted by the Pegasus Radio Sailing Club (PRSC).

PRSC Commodore Paul Johnson says skippers will arrive tomorrow, March 13, to register for the event and have a practice on the lake before formal racing starts on Saturday. Racing will continue the following day.

He says intensive racing is expected, with the competition starting on both days at 10am.

“We have a choice of four areas around the lake to race, depending on the wind direction.

“PRSC warmly welcomes spectators to view the racing from the lake path near whichever race area the club is using,” he says.

A club member will be on hand to answer any questions about the regatta.