2018 GREAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACE
COME OUT TO ONE OF THE BEST HAPPY HOURS OF THE YEAR. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS AND ENTER A BOAT, OR JUST COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE CREW. THE EVENT ALSO HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY. PARTIAL PROCEEDS FROM BOAT ENTRY FEES GOES TO CHARITY.
WHAT: CARDBOARD BOAT RACING, DRINKS, FOOD, & MUSIC.
WHEN: FRIDAY AUGUST 24TH, 2018
WHERE: COUNTRY LAKE GOLF CLUB
21309 Country Lake Drive
Warrenton, MO 63383
TIME: 5:00 PM
COST/ENTRY FEE: $100/PER BOAT (FREE FOR SPECTATORS)
(NOTE: Boats must be checked in no later than 3:00 PM)
PRIZES: $500-1ST, $300-2ND, $200-3Rd
Best Design $100
Rules and Regulations – Cardboard Boat Races
Being a part of the Great Cardboard Boat Race can be a great Team Building activity for your business. Your employees get to design, name, build and sail their own boat. On Race Day, the other employees can come cheer them on. There are a number of workplace benefits:
- Facilitates better communication
- Promotes creativity
- Deepens relationships
- Increases morale
- Improves problem-solving skills
- Celebrates giving
Boats are made entirely of cardboard and powered by one paddler. They will have one individual time trial and best 8 times will compete in Championship Race.
Captains and Crews who wish to participate in the Country Lake Great Cardboard Boat Race event make a commitment to the following:
- Construct a boat out of cardboard and duct tape.
- All boats are human powered (oars and paddles are acceptable as propulsion tools; you provide the oars/paddles; minimum of 1 person)
- Participate in the entire event which includes:
- Bringing completed boat to Country Lake on Friday, August 24 by 3 p.m.
- Attending the Pre-Event Boat Crew Orientation on Friday evening (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.).
- Stay for brief awards ceremony after the race
- Dispose of or remove boat from property after the race
Construction and Race Rules
The ENTIRE boat must be built of cardboard, duct tape, and one-part polyurethane. (Any part of your boat that touches the water must be cardboard. This includes the hull, decking, keel, cowling, superstructure, oar locks, seating and rudder. Nuts, bolts, washers and staples are NOT allowed in hull construction. The cardboard may be as thick as you want, but may not be glued or attached to wood, plastic, fiberglass, etc.) Only exceptions are the paddles & decorations. Use cardboard boxes, “blocks”, carpet tubes. NO pre-treated cardboard allowed. No Sona-Tubes, waxed or ‘treated’ cardboard . NO wood, plastic, styrofoam or fiberglass. NO caulking compounds or two-part/mixed adhesives. NO wrapping in duct tape, plastic or fiberglass or similar product. Duct tape may be used to reinforce seams CONSTRUCTION AND RACE RULES. Duct tape, masking tape, or adhesives such as ‘liquid nails’ CAN be used to connect cardboard to cardboard and CAN be used to reinforce all seams and stress points. It CANNOT be used to waterproof boats. Waterproof the boat with Varnish, Paint or Polyurethane (one-part, paint-like substance). (If you don’t want your boat to sink, waterproof the entire boat with any paint-able, one-part substance like Varnish or Polyurethane inside and out.) Decorations are encouraged -as long as they don’t effect structural strength or buoyancy. Boats CANNOT tow anything behind them for the safety of other boats. The crew compartment CANNOT be enclosed so as to interfere with escape. Every crewmember must wear a PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICE (PFD) & proper footwear. Please provide your own PFDs. All crew members MUST sign a Participant Waiver/Hold Harmless Agreement on race day. Boats will not be allowed to race without a signed agreement from each race participant. Minimum of ONE crewmember. All boats are human powered (oars and paddles you provide are acceptable as propulsion tools) Boats should weigh less than 200 lbs – This rule is for us. (Please keep your boat under 200 lbs. If you need help getting out of the pond, we need the odds stacked in our favor.) Boats should be less than 6 feet wide – Here more is not better. Care should be taken that construction does not include pointed objects and sharp edges that could injure anyone. Surfboard style designs are NOT allowed. Consider “staying dry” part of the challenge. Raft style designs ARE allowed. (The distinguishing feature of a raft design as opposed to a surfboard style is the use of cardboard “logs” and other such accoutrements as one would expect to find in/on a raft. Think Huck Finn.)
RACE DAY – Please check in (entire crew) at the registration table on race day no later than 3:00 p.m. Unload your boat down by the bridge on #1 tee. After unloading, please move your vehicle to the parking lot. Set up your boat display. After the safety inspection is complete. After the race, the boat crews must remove all cardboard, decorations and other materials from the water and the grounds. Volunteers will be on hand to help. If there is any doubt about the construction, the judges reserve the right to use a probe, such as an ice pick, to test and verify that only cardboard has been used. Failure to abide by any design, race rule or the direction of a race official shall be cause for disqualification. The Judges’ decision shall be final. Please contact the Country Lake Golf if you have any questions.
- Corrugated Cardboard (found at Appliance of Grocery Stores)
- Card Board Blocks (found at Furniture Stores)
- Card Board Tubes (found at Carpet/linoleum Stores)
- Fastening Material (Duct/Masking Tape or Liquid Nail Adhesive)
- Latex Paint Varnish
Materials NOT Allowed:
- Plastic sheathing
- Sona-Tubes, coated cardboard
- Silicon, Wax Tar
- Caulking compounds
- Staples clamps, screws
We will see you at Country Lake on August 24th, 2018. Boats must be checked in no-later than 3pm.
If you have any questions, Contact Jason @ Country Lake Golf Club 636-456-1165, firstname.lastname@example.org.