Cardboard Boat Regatta
The Cardboard Boat Regatta returns to BMC, 40 Holland Street, on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Registration begins at 10 am, Parade of Boats at 11 am and races start at noon!
Great fun for all ages! Boats are built using only cardboard, tape, paint and glue and compete in races, two by two, and vie for the Fastest Time trophy in four divisions – Children (under 12), Teen (13-17), Adult (18 and up), and Mixed Ages. There are also judge’s awards for Most Creative and Most Dramatic Sinking! The Crowd Favorite trophy goes to the boat that collects the most donations in their can over the course of the day. Entry fee is $35 per boat. All proceeds are used to support hands-on maritime programming at BMC.
Cardboard Boat Regatta 2016 Trophy Winners:
Fastest Time – Kids: Blueberry Crunch
Fastest Time – Teen: Pasher
Fastest Time – Adult: Square Banana
Fastest Time – Mixed Ages: Diver’s World
Most Creative: Corra-Gator
Crowd Favorite: Hail or High Water
Most Dramatic Sinking: Torpedo
Thanks to WICU Channel 12 and WSEE for the great coverage!
Young boaters check out the latest designs.Scandia crew was awesome!Vendor volunteers make everything go smoothly!The Big Banana!Thunder Cat!The Starting Line!BMC Staff and VolunteersSinking!Robotron - Voted Most CreativeRich Eisenberg leads the Parade of Boats!RedemptionRedemption RacePirates!Mouse BoatMost Dramatic Sinking Award!Lono at the finish line.Lollipop DragonLittle Toot - Winner of Fastest Time Kid DivisionLast Resort - the paint is still wet!Jane and Deac- Our Race CommitteeAll the Flags Flying!Fastest Time -Teen DivisionFastest Time - Mixed AgesErie Maker SpaceEddie!MC - Dennis and RichAnother Great CrowdPicture Perfect Day!Crowd Favorite - Weather ChangerCOREEverybody loved Bob's Boat!Banana at the start!
- “Diversity is beautiful!!! Young, old, all backgrounds, diverse families, organizations, dedication, ambition, GREATEST VOLUNTEERS, unique individuals, smiles, laughter, doubt, hope, confidence, vessels of all shapes and sizes, failure turned success, creativity, determination, perseverance, caring, team-work—COMMUNITY! Thank you to Rich and Amy and everyone who participated this year!!!!” ~Dennis Williams
WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather, Events
Starting Line of the Cardboard Boat RegattaBoat and Rinn-A-BoutBoat IIAbandon Ship!Huge Crowd at Cardboard Boat RegattaWatch out!The Curse of LonoThe VISTA BoatEthel MermaidThe Rinn-A-BoutAmeriCorps VISTA BoatAt the Starting LineCardboard Boat ParadeScandiaSS GabeJR