9th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta - July 20, 2013
Promoted by the North Stafford-Rock Hill Ruritan Club
The 2012 Regatta at Stafford's own Aquia Landing Beach was great fun with about 200 curious and enthusiastic people came with hardy crews and cardboard boats.
All classes of boats were on hand and raced, including the Grande Finale.
Thanks to the Stafford County SUN for making it possible for many to enjoy.
click: See names of the Sponsors
Helpful hints and links on what to do for the 2013 Regatta.
#2 Attend a free class on 'How to Build a Cardboard Boat' on Saturday June 8, 2013 at 9:00 - 11:00 or June 14, 20123 at 6:00 -8:00 pm. Classes will be at the Stafford County Parks & Recreation Courthouse Community Center at 29 Stafford Avenue which is between Hope and Courthouse Roads.
#3 Look over the websites below to get ideas. Select a theme?
#4 Line up your family members or your buddies and start in.
#5 Collect materials: cardboard, glue, tape and paint.
#6 Try building a model first, maybe with paper from a manila folder.
#7 Set to work. Allow plenty of time for drying of glue and paint.
#8 Decide on costumes to match any theme you may have chosen.
#9 Don't forget to register your entry. Click for 2013 Registration form. (print landscape)
#10 Bring entry and crew with life preservers and paddles to the event.
#11 Pose for the judges first and then get ready to race.
Links to helpful websites:
Tips on boatbuilding
Link to rules & registration form
Have fun building, showing and racing!
Event sponsored by North Stafford-Rock Hill Ruritan Club; boat contact: Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org