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Local schools compete in model boat races

Students from Clarenville High School watch their boat navigate the waters of a flume tank.
Students from Clarenville High School watch their boat navigate the waters of a flume tank.

Schools represented the Bonavista and Burin peninsulas over the weekend in model boat races held in St. John’s.

The team representing Marystown Central High claimed the most aesthetically pleasing boat title at the Marine Institute’s model boat race Nov. 5.

Hosted by the Marine Institute at its Ridge Road campus, the fifth edition of the annual event featured 12 teams going head-to-head in races Saturday afternoon, with the morning session dedicated to navigating a slalom course.

Marystown Central High School came home with the most aesthetically pleasing boat title, and students representing Clarenville High School were also on hand for the one-day event.

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Clarenville High School sent plenty of students to the Marine Institute model boat race in St. John’s.

Races were held in the Marine Institute’s specialized flume tank, the largest of its kind globally. It can be used to evaluate the performance of vessels in controlled environments and test gear.

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