Rules and Regulations, Waterfront Festival, Watkins Glen, NY, Finger Lakes Wine Country
Rules and Regulations, Waterfront Festival, Watkins Glen, NY, Finger Lakes Wine Country
Remember, there is nothing,
absolutely nothing, half so much
worth doing, as simply messing
about in boats.
Waterfront Festival, Watkins Glen, NY, Finger Lakes Wine Country

24rd Annual Seneca Lake
Cardboard Boat Regatta
Saturday, June 17th, 2017

SPONSORS
BIG Fox TV - Captain Bill's - Freeman Communications - Fred Wickham Design - Seneca Lodge - Village Marina Bar and Grill - Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel - O'Hara Machinery - Wine and Design

RULES
HAVE FUN – SAFELY!
ALL BOAT HULLS MUST BE CONSTRUCTED OF RECYCLED CARDBOARD (corrugated board). Other materials may include: hot glue, duct tape, paint, chewing gum, and even nail polish. No Cellular, fiberglass, plastic, wood or flotation materials allowed in hull construction. Most importantly the spirit of the event is cardboard, duct tape, glue and paint. Absolutely no wood, nails or screws or Styrofoam filler. Sadly these materials were found in a piece of boat which fell apart at the start last year. Not only are these construction materials banned they present a danger to anyone in the water when they come apart. If you cannot build a cardboard boat without these materials then do not participate in this event. Any boat found to be built with these materials will immediately be asked to leave the venue.
Boats to be propelled by oars, paddles or “convenient body parts”! Oars or paddles may be constructed of cardboard or the “real thing”!
Participants must wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device).
Awards Categories

• Fastest Elapsed Time - Adult Class
• Fastest KIDS Boat - under 12
• Fastest TEENS Boat – 13 – 18
• Don Brubaker Best Construction Award
• Best Theme
• Best Boat Name
• People’s Choice
• Best Sinking
William Croft Most Patriotic Award


Cardboard Boat Regatta Committee of Arrangements will serve as Rules and Safety Committee.
Deadline for Entry form is June 10th 2016
Boat Display set-up will be from 9am – 11am in the Seneca Harbor Park parking lot. Please follow the following rules and we will get all boats safely parked. Also remember we must leave lanes clear for safety vehicles.
o When you arrive you will be directed to your boat display space.
o Please remove your boat from truck or trailer and move your tow vehicle to parking area at the far eastern end of the lot.
o Concourse de Cardboard will be open to public inspection and judging from 11am to 1:30pm.
o Stones for voting for the People’s Choice can be purchased at the registration tent.
Captains meeting will be held at 1:30pm. Race starts at 2:00pm.
Any Boats deemed “unsafe” will not be allowed to enter the race
CLEAN UP
o Make sure you have enough crew members to remove your boat from the water at the finish line. Wet Cardboard is very heavy. Dumpsters are provided.
o Large boats will be towed to boat ramp east of Village Marina for removal.
If your boat comes apart at the seams make sure to remove all boat materials from the lake before you leave and clean your boat display area.

THIS IS A FAMILY EVENT!!!

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