Del Webb Regatta hits the water Memorial Day

The Dell Webb community at Cane Bay is holding a Regatta benefit on Memorial Day, but do not expect to see large sailboats cutting through the water.

The 5th Annual Dell Webb Charleston Regatta is a model boat race that raises money for charity and kicks off at 3 p.m. This year's Regatta, which is held in one of the neighborhoods lagoons, features over 50 decorated model boats that reach speeds of 25mph.

The event started five years ago as a way to get the community together for a fun time, but has become something much larger.

After raising about $1,200 for Susan B Komen Breast Cancer Research, this year's benefit will help the Doc Williams SPCA located in Goose Creek and Monks Corner. They Del Webb community has already raised $2,000, and expects to be able to donate even more.

After the event, there will be a trophy award ceremony, a barbecue picnic, followed by the presentation of a check to the SPCA. A live band will then play on through the night for some celebratory dancing.