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 4th annual Rio Grande Cup Regatta 2011 sets sail this weekend on November 5 and 6 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 November 5 and 6, finishing at 4:30 pm on Saturday, and 3 pm on Sunday. Each day there’s a lunch break at noon for the skippers to stock up on vittles.
The Duke City Model Yacht Club will also be doing practices at Tingley Beach on Friday November 4, from
2 pm, 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.