Gliding to Victory: The Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta
Who will inevitably earn the Most Dramatic Sinking award?
Saturday, Aug. 17
The Bayfront Marine Center (BMC) of Erie is calling all local clubs, school groups, scout troops, families and competition-lovers of all ages to participate in the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.
The event, hosted in the East Canal Basin just outside the BMC, asks competitors to craft their own boats using only cardboard, tape, paint, glue, and creativity. These engineering masterpieces will then compete in two-by-two races, powered only by their riders, for the ultimate prize in four categories — Fastest Time, Crowd Favorite (given to the boat that collects the most donations that day), Most Creative, and Most Dramatic Sinking.
Registration for the regatta begins at 10 a.m., followed by a boat parade at 11 a.m., and the races at noon. — Hannah McDonald
Sat. Aug. 17, 10 a.m. // Bayfront Maritime Center, 40 Holland St. // All Ages // $35 per boat, free to watch // bayfrontcenter.org