Cardboard Boat Regatta

The 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017, during the 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, 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 cardboard 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 cardboard and imagination. Boats can range from simple rafts to stunning ships and they must be able to float on the Sampit River.

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. Boats built on site during the 4-hour time limit will be judged separately from boats built ahead of time.

The Cardboard 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 boat load 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.

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



Agenda

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017

10 AM – 2 PM 
Preview of Cardboard 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 Cardboard Boat Registration Form)

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