The Darien Youth Commission invites the community to its 18th annual Tilley Pond Model Boat Regatta on Saturday, May 1.

Registration is scheduled to start at noon, non-racing judging will take place from 12:30 to 1 p.m., and races will begin at 1 p.m.. There will be two races: heat 1 is for all home-made models; heat 2 is for all of the Youth Commission pinewood boat kit entries.

There will be ample opportunity for everyone in the family to enjoy the event. Refreshments will be available from Uncle's Deli Hot Dog Cart; the Depot will do face painting; the Kiwanis Club will again sponsor musical entertainment and Georgie the Clown will be on hand to pass out balloon.

There is a $3 boat entry fee and all are welcome to participat. Kids are encouraged to bring their own homemade vessels.

Pinewood sailboats will be available for sale and assembly for those unable to bring home-made boats. Kits are $10 each and available for sale at the Youth Commission Office during normal business hours, or at the regatta starting at 11:30 a.m.

For more information visit www.darienct.gov/yc or call 203-656-7388.