Midlands Regatta sails today on Lake Murray

The Columbia Sailing Club will host the 50th Annual Midlands Regatta today and Sunday on Lake Murray.

The regatta offers two days of racing and social activities and is open to many classes of sailboats. The regatta is the longest running one on the lake.

Racing begins at 12:30 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Sunday. Spectators may watch the races from SCE&G's North Recreation Area (Irmo Boat Landing) and from the multi-use path all along the Lake Murray dam. After the racing on Saturday, there is an oyster roast and a youth hot dog dinner. On Sunday, an awards ceremony will follow a burger lunch.

For more information, visit www.columbiasailingclub.org or contact Andrew Clarkson at (803)-254-5827 or clarkson@cminetworks.com.