HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL PATOKA CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA
The Holy Family School Patoka Cardboard Boat Regatta is an annual event that takes place on the Patoka River by the Buehler Plaza in Jasper Indiana. The 2013 Regatta will take place Saturday August 10. This fundraiser was created bring a unique and fun idea to Southern Indiana. As part of the mission of Holy Family School, a partner charity is chosen to be given 50% of all profits raised by this event. The 2013 Partner Charity is Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County.
This event allows participants to design and create a floating vessel of corrugated cardboard using engineering genius, artistic flair (or perhaps a combination of the two), and with human power, compete in multiple races and finish with the crew still inside.
Awards are given for the following categories:
First Place Finish (Corporate)
First Place Finish (General Entry)
The Most Spectacular Sinking
The Engineering Spectacle
The Best Theme (includes boat and crew)
The Artistic Masterpiece
The Spirit Award
The Best Dressed Crew
All boats must be made of normal, regular, ordinary, everyday corrugated cardboard. Cardboard manufactured for shipping (waxed, weather sealed, rolled, pressed, reinforced, etc) is not allowed. Any one-part glue is allowed. We suggest caulk or construction adhesive. Duct tape may be used.
Creativity is encouraged. Kayaks, barges, pirate ships, riverboats, rafts, giant candy, cars, trucks, airplanes, space shuttles, aircraft carriers, dragons, sea monsters, sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and other marine animals and many other themes are encouraged. Since this is a family event, any theme deemed inappropriate for our younger audience members by judges or starters are subject to disqualification with no refund. So, please use common sense when developing your winning design!
Oars may be of material other than cardboard.Your boat must be free of sharp edges, pointy objects or anything else that could cause injuries. The boat's passenger area must not be permanently enclosed above the occupants' shoulders. Each person must be visible while in the boat. All passengers must wear a life jacket and shoes (no flip-flops). Boats may not be over 20 feet in length.
Please see Registration Form for complete rules. A completed registration form and payment must be recieved before race start time on the day of the race.
Please direct inquiries to Kerri Mehringer