Corrugated Boat Regatta

Boat Building and Display 10 am – 2 pm |  Regatta at 2:30 pm


The 4th Annual Corrugated Boat Regatta will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at this year’s 30th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show.

The event will begin at 10 am under the big tent on Broad Street. Participants can choose to build their boats ahead of time and display them under the tent, or they can build their boats on site from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The Regatta will begin at 2:30 p.m when the corrugated boats are launched on the Sampit River from the floating docks at Francis Marion Park.

Participants will stretch the limits of their ingenuity to design boats and oars made entirely of corrugated cardboard. No other construction materials are allowed, with the exception of tape and waterproofing. No wood, no metal, no motors—just corrugated cardboard and imagination. Boats can range from simple rafts to stunning ships and they must be able to float on the Sampit River.

Please note no boats may be “wrapped” in duct tape. As always, material donated by International Paper will be available at the Museum for your use in construction.

An awards ceremony will follow the Regatta. The Pride of the Fleet Award will be given to the boat that best combines innovative engineering with artistic design, while the Team Pride Award will go to the team with the greatest spirit and crowd involvement. The Titanic Award will be presented to the boat with the most dramatic sinking.

The Corrugated Boat Regatta is open to participation from businesses, schools, youth groups, groups of friends, and non profit organizations – basically, any group that is down for a boatload of fun and shenanigans. This is a wonderful team-building experience giving participants an opportunity to work together toward a common goal while having a good time doing it.

Registration this year is $20 per boat. Additional boats may be registered by the same group for $5 each. Boats will be judged in two separate divisions: Youth (up to 18 years of age) and Adult (greater than that). Awards in each division will remain: PRIDE OF FLEET, TEAM PRIDE, TITANIC and any other deemed appropriate by judges.  

Register your team and get tips about building a corrugated boat below:


Corrugated Cardboard Boat Building Tips

For more ideas and tips on cardboard boatbuilding:


Agenda

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019

10 AM – 2 PM 
Preview of Corrugated Boats under the big tent on Broad Street. Judges will inspect the boats for appropriate building materials. (No wood, no metal, no motors).

2:30 PM
 
Regatta begins. Boats will be launched from the floating docks at Francis Marion Park following the Opti Pram Races

IF YOUR BOAT IS AVAILABLE FOR DISPLAY ON SATURDAY:
Please contact Susan Davis @ 843-325-1800 or Sndavis05@gmail.com


Regatta Award Categories

PRIDE OF THE FLEET

  • Science or physics involved in design
  • Floatability and movement in water
  • How creative, unusual and elaborate

TEAM SPIRIT

  • Team theme
  • Team dress
  • Decoration on land and dress of team supporters
  • Interaction with spectators

THE TITANIC

  • Most dramatic sinking
  • Boat must float at least 50 feet from starting point
  • Most dramatic effort not to sink

NOTE: JUDGES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CREATE NEW CATEGORIES ! !


 

Online Registration

(Register online below or Print & Mail the Corrugated Boat Registration Form)

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