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Sat, Aug 10

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Big Lake

Boat Regatta

A fun event for all ages!

Boat Regatta
Boat Regatta

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Big Lake, Big Lake, MO 64437, USA

About the event

Information & Rules See attached! 

Construction Material & Rules

  • The ENTIRE boat must be built from cardboard & duct tape. Silicone caulk, may be used to reinforce seams.
  • Corrugated Cardboard, Carpet Tubes, Cardboard Blocks can be found at recycling centers, appliance stores, department stores, discount clubs, electronics stores.
  • Pre-treated cardboard such as waxed cardboard is not allowed. One part paint or varnish is allowed, no two part epoxy or fiberglass paint is allow.
  • Hull wrapping in duct tape is not allowed. Duct tape can be 5 inches on bvoth sides of seams.
  • Decorations are allowed and encouraged provided they are not used as structural or floatation elements.
  • Crew costumes are encouraged.
  • Contestants should plan ahead and bring sufficient cardboard & duct tape for their boat in case of repairs needed the day of the race.
  • Design is left to builders). Let your imagination take over.
  • NO wood, plastic, rubber, inflatable devices, Styrofoam, fiberglass or plastic.
  • NO two-part/mixed adhesives, glues or epoxy mixtures or coatings are allowed.
  • NO electrical, gasoline, benzene, propane or other chemical or electrical propulsion systems are permitted. Only exception is one inflatable dingy paddle per crewman. 
  • NO surfboard style boat is allowed.
  • The crew compartment CANNOT be enclosed so as to interfere with escape.
  • Each boat must carry a gallon plastic jug (or PFD) with 15" rope tether firmly secured to the vessel.  Guppy class (1 to 2 jugs), Dolphin class (2 to 3 jugs), & Whale class (4 to 5 jugs). Gallon jugs are to remain inside boat while racing, they are not to be used as floatation for the vessel. This is for use in locating and retrieving any sunken remains.

• JUDGES DECIDE ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES.

Participation & Boat Classifications:

YOUTH FLIGHT (Under 15 years of age)

Guppy (1 to 2 people per boat)

ADULT FLIGHT (16 and Up)

Guppy (1 to 2 people per boat)

Dolphin (3 to 5 people per boat)

Whale (6 to 10 people per boat)

Participant Rules

• Every crewmember must wear a personal floatation devise (PED)

 You CANNOT race without the proper signatures on the entry form.

During competition, crew must be IN the boat, not towing it, or holding it between their legs, swimming, or allowing the life jacket to provide the floatation of the vessel.

To win a trony a bier durinis come tir disqualification, unles aid water comes from the incidental splash ofa

paddle or other propulsive devise.

Suntestants aredeed to maintain the decorum ad dignity respected of a yachismen.

Sunken or discarded boats must be disposed of in designated trash receptacle.

• THIS IS A FUN EVENT!!! ANY BEHAVIOUR THAT IS DEEMED TO BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE EVENT OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS WILL RESULT IN TEAM DISQUALIFICATION.

Awards (Non I-LYA flagged event)

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Finish (as applicable)

Spirit Award - Judges choose the most spirited team.

• The Titanic Award - The Titanic Award is given to the team of the boat that sinks in the most spectacular fashion.

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