Wooden Boat Show to host Cardboard Boat Regatta

It may be the Wooden Boat Show, but, as the old saying goes, “whatever floats your boat.”

For the 26th annual show, set for Oct. 15 and 16, a new signature event will be the Cardboard Boat Regatta. It will be part of the “Sunday At The Show” event on Oct. 16.

Families, businesses, schools, youth groups, friends, and nonprofits are invited to design and build a boat made entirely of corrugated box material. The sky’s the limit. Use your imagination (or the Internet) to create a vessel that can range from a simple sailing craft to a stunning ship or a rubber ducky.

The Pride of the Fleet will be awarded to the vessel with the most innovative engineering and artistic design; Team Spirit to the group with the most out- standing theme, team participation and crowd support; and the Titanic ribbon to the vessel and team with the most dramatic sinking.

Don’t miss this opportunity to challenge your friends and coworkers.

The boats need to be at the show by Sunday morning (Oct. 16) at 10 a.m. for display in the challenge tent.

After this preview by the public, the boats will be launched into the Sampit River at 1:30 p.m. One to two sailors will navigate by paddling the vessel to a designated buoy and back to qualify for the awards.

For more information or to register, go https://woodenboatshow.com/cardboard-boat-regatta/ or contact Susan Davis at 843-325-1800 or sndavis05@gmail.com.

Corrugated box material will also be available by donation from International Paper. If you are interested in using this material, contact Davis to arrange a pick-up time.