Scale Ship Re­gatta on Labour Week­end

Stratford Press - - Sports -

All aboard for the an­nual Scale Ship Re­gatta tak­ing place at King Ed­ward Park’s boat­ing lake in Ha¯ wera over Labour Week­end.

This year cel­e­brates 22 years of the event, and model boats, war­ships, tug­boats and rac­ing yachts of all types and sizes will sail the wa­ters from the lake edge by re­mote con­trol units.

South Taranaki com­mu­nity events co-or­di­na­tor Liesl David­son ex­pects a big turnout of par­tic­i­pants and spec­ta­tors over the week­end.

“As well as the model ships, thanks to the Friends of Ha¯ wera Parks, on Satur­day from 10am1pm there will be a cou­ple of ex­tra things for chil­dren to en­joy, in­clud­ing face paint­ing, mak­ing origami boats to race or, for the adults, there will be plants and cof­fee for sale,” says Liesl.

“This is a good op­por­tu­nity to get the fam­ily in to King Ed­ward Park which is look­ing its best in prepa­ra­tion for the Pow­erCo Taranaki Gar­den Fes­ti­val the fol­low­ing week. So make the most of it and bring along a pic­nic to en­joy while watch­ing the boats.” ■ Scale Ship Re­gatta: King Ed­ward Park Boat­ing Lake,

Ha¯ wera, Satur­day and Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 20 and 21.

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