Members of Capital Area Model Boat Association take part in races and practices at The Crossings of Colonie.
Photo by Zan Strumfeld.
“On the back of the boat, there’s a little black thing called a bowsie, used to adjust the rig. A duck came up and thought it was a bug. He started attacking it. It was a slow, no wind day. Everyone thought I was crazy for yelling at the darn duck,” Smith said. “He went after the boat and starting pulling on it trying to get the ‘bug’ off it and then it just gave up. It didn’t taste good, I guess.”
Although the current club members are mainly retired men, Meixner said anyone is welcome to try it out. CAMBA will hold a regatta at the The Crossing’s Harvest Fest on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.
Other Harvest Fest events will include old-fashioned wagon rides, children’s activities, musical performances, puppet shows, a hole-in-one contest, crafts, food and more. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. For more information on Harvest Fest, visit colonie.org.