193. Sailboat Regatta at Sun City Texas
Sun City Texas has lots of clubs and one that has always been fascinating to me is the Special Interest Group that sails model sailboats on Berry Pond. Berry Pond is visible to everyone who enters the community on Del Webb Boulevard from Williams Drive. Berry Pond was formed by damming up Berry Creek right at the bridge that crosses the creek. I have seen the model sailboats and their captains who control their tacking across the creek with radio controls many times. It is a whole lot less trouble than trying to put in your own full-sized sailboat, adjust the sails and ropes, prepare to come about and harness the wind to maneuver across a body of water. That requires a lot more physical effort but the same tactics and strategy are involved in sailing a model as sailing a big boat.
If you'd like to see the model sailboats sail on Berry Pond, you're in luck. On Saturday, August 20th, the Sun City Radio Control Modelers Special Interest Group is Co-Sponsoring an R/C Sailboat Regatta in conjunction with the Austin Model Yacht Club at Berry Creek Pond located in Legacy Hills Park. Setup for the Regatta will begin at 8 a.m., and the skippers meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Racing will begin at 10 a.m., and conclude about 4 p.m. with the trophy presentation ceremony.
Everyone is invited to come and watch this exciting event which will bring R/C Sailboat enthusiasts from as far away as Louisiana, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas, to prove their prowess in harnessing the wind to bring their sailboat across the line first. About 15 races should be completed during the day. Each race will start with a timed sequence with all boats starting between two starting marks. The winners will be determined by low point score.
Bring your lawn chairs, your sunblock, and your water to keep you cool and hydrated. Come early, before the temperature gets up high, while the sun is behind us.
The Sun City Radio Control Modelers Special Interest Group will have a table displaying various kinds of boats, airplanes, helicopters, and cars belonging to members of the group, and provide information about meetings, and events conducted by the group. Membership applications will also be available for anyone interested in joining the group.
Location: Sun City Texas Berry Pond
Legacy Hills Park on Del Webb Blvd.
Georgetown, TX 78633
When: Saturday, Aug. 20th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. race
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