First Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta
Sunday, October 16, 2016
The First Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2016, during the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show. Visitors can preview the cardboard boats from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. under the big tent on Broad Street. The Regatta will begin at 1:30 p.m. when the cardboard boats are launched on the Sampit River from the floating docks at Francis Marion Park. 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.
Regatta 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.
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 employees an opportunity to work together toward a common goal and have a good time doing it.
Register your team and get tips about building a cardboard boat here:
😎 ➡ Cardboard Boat Registration Form 2016 or register online at the end of this page
10 AM – 12:30 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).
1:30 PM – Regatta begins. Boats will be launched from the floating docks at Francis Marion Park following the Opti Pram Races
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
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
JUDGES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CREATE NEW CATEGORIES ! !
IF YOUR BOAT IS AVAILABLE FOR DISPLAY ON SATURDAY:
Please contact Susan Davis @ 843-325-1800 or Sndavis05@gmail.com
For more ideas and tips on cardboard boatbuilding: