Rio Grande Cup Regatta
Despite the posh-sounding name, the Rio Grande Cup is an event for radio-controlled model sailboats, which I think is actually more fun! And it’s free to cheer the boats on…
The 6th annual Rio Grande Cup Regatta 2013 sets sail this weekend on October 26 and 27 at Tingley Beach, captained by the Duke City Model Yacht Club. I reckon kids (of all ages) would love to go for a walk around the model boat pond to see the fleet of boats race, and I know there’s a lot of skill in racing these model boats, so I expect the competition will be fierce. Landlubbers can go and watch for free, and let’s just hope there are no pirates…
The Rio Grande Cup races start at 11 am on both October 26 and 27. They will race until 4:30 pm on Saturday with a lunch break for the skippers to stock up on vittles. On Sunday, the racing is from 11 am until about 1 pm, followed by a trophy presentation at 1:30 pm.
The Duke City Model Yacht Club will also be doing practices at Tingley Beach on Friday afternoon, October 25, so if you’re in the ‘hood, you could drop by and watch those too.
Tingley Beach is part of the ABQ BioPark at 1800 Tingley Drive SW.