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Cardboard Boat Regatta

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Cost: $10 Suggested Donation

Construct your cardboard boat for Southern Saratoga YMCA's third annual Cardboard Boat Regatta!

Between now and February 21st, you and your team will need to construct a boat made entirely of cardboard and duct tape. Your boat needs to be large enough that your designated boat driver can fit inside comfortably and safely paddle the boat from one end of the pool to the other.

· Teams can be composed of either your family or friend group (or combination)
· Teams are limited to 5 people
· For teams under age 11, there must be someone age 18+ with you on race day
· Please REGISTER your boat at the Membership Desk


Below is a list of the ONLY materials you can use to construct your boat:
1. Corrugated Cardboard
a. Corrugated cardboard has a waffled texture (see example)
b. No wax-covered cardboard (like some fruit comes in)
c. No shiny cardboard with ink (like the box a microwave might come in)
d. Make sure to remove any staples or other sharp items from cardboard
e. You can use any size/shape/form of cardboard you want, as long as it’s corrugated
2. Duct Tape
a. Any brand of duct tape will do
b. There are some points for style/design, so flair it up with some colorful or printed duct tape!
c. Duct tape is the ONLY substance you can use to hold your boat together. No other tape, staples, glue, etc.
3. Scissors (or other cutting utensils)

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