A CITY sailing club is inviting fans of the sport to take part in an annual fund-raising challenge.
Lakeside Sailing Club is staging a 24-hour race at Ferry Meadows Watersports Centre, off Oundle Road, in Orton Waterville, tomorrow.
It will be the 13th 24-hour race organised by the club to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
During the past 12 years, the club has raised more than £40,000 for the RNLI charity, collecting £4,800 last year alone.
The highlight of the event this year will be a dramatic fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes, including a Second World War Spitfire and Hurricane fighter aircraft.
This takes place at 2.29pm – and has been brought forward from its initial time of 3pm.
There will then be music and entertainment throughout the evening.
Members of the public are urged to attend, and the club is also inviting sailing fans to take part.
Anyone can enter, in a non-powered craft.
Each team can have as many members as they like, and the aim is to keep the boat moving for 24 hours, completing as many laps of the course as they can.
More details can be obtained from watersports centre manager Barry Easom on 01733 234418.