Cardboard Boat Race

Registration is now open for our first-ever Cardboard Boat race! Grab your best builders and put together a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and compete in a series of races with awards for Most Creative Boat, Most Y Spirit, Fastest Ship, and a surprise award to be announced during the ceremony! Register now!

Class I: Youth (ages 8-13)

Class II: Adult (ages 14 +)

Class III: Guppies (those who decide to try and beat the clock by building their craft on site the day of the event.

Participants get 2 ½ hours; supplies are limited to cardboard) Peewees: Can race with youth, but will not be racing for award. Will be given participation awards. Awards: o The Sailfish Award: fastest time to one end and back per division (3 awards given out) o The Vogue Award: most creative ship and crew overall (1 award given) o YMCA Award: Best depiction of the YMCA mission per division (3 awards given out) o Titanic Award: Most spectacular sinker overall (1 award given) Rules: • Participants must make it down and back with 2 Operators in the craft at all times. • Boat and Oar must be constructed out of Cardboard and Duct Tape. Must use an oar, no hand paddles will be allowed. • Boat Dimension maximums: 8’ long x 6 ½’ wide • You may decorate your boat how you please, so long as none of the restricted materials are used Awards will go out to most creative and best representation of the YMCA mission. • Restricted Materials: wood, cloth, Styrofoam (of any type), foam rubber, rubber or rubber coatings, plastic pipe, plastic coatings, balloons, inner tubes, or any other flotation material or devices, etc. All boats will be inspected prior to the race. Disqualified boats can compete but will not be eligible for prizes. • Wax as a waterproofing coating is permissible below the waterline. Painting the boats is allowable above the waterline. • Life jackets must be worn by all participants on the boat while in the water in order to participate. Limited sizes available.

Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Guilderland YMCA

Cost of Attendance:  $10 members, $15 non-members