Sail­ing chal­lenge

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s TV -

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.

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