You don't need any sailing or racing experience to participate (or watch) a special regatta this weekend. The 11th annual 12-Ounce Regatta and celebration features sailboats made out of beer and soda cans. It will be held from 9:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Eastport Democratic Club, 525 State St., Annapolis.
Contestants must assemble their sailboats from materials provided in advance by the Chesapeake Outdoor Group, and then race them in a large pool of water.
There will be races for adults and kids, music, a silent auction, and food and beverages available for purchase. You also can buy a duck to race. Racing space are limited and you must pre-register. Spectators are welcome to just show up and enjoy the fun.
For more information, visit http://www.chesapeakeoutdoor.org.