Sea Scouts gather for national regatta

00:31, Apr 09 2012
ALL ABOARD: Sea Scouts on the HMNZS Rotoiti.

Hundreds of Sea Scouts from across the country are descending on Lyttelton for the 26th National Sea Scout Regatta.

More than 300 scouts are expected at the regatta, which was last held in Lyttelton in 1969.

HMNZS Rotoiti and its 21-strong crew sailed from Auckland to be in port for the event.

TWO-MAN JOB: Sea Scout leader Mathew Richards with Ben Hickey and Cameron Richards.

Scouts New Zealand national activities water adviser and event organiser Roger Horton said the scouts would compete in rowing, sailing, swimming, seamanship and camping activities to earn the title of national Sea Scout champions.

The regatta's opening ceremony was held last night and the event will run until Wednesday.



The Press