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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.





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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!

  • “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

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