NAVARRE KREWE OF JESTERS 1ST INAUGURAL CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA

ON-SITE REGISTRATION AND BOAT RACE BEGINS AT 2 P.M.

INSPECTION AT 12 P.M. $10.00 PER BOAT

CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA

  1. BOAT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION:
  • BOATS MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE RACE!
  • ENTRY FEE IS $10.00 PER CRAFT.
  • BOATS MUST BE MADE OF CARD BOARD AND DUCT TAPE—NO REINFORCED CARDBOARD,  CARDBOARD TUBES, ONLY BROKEN –DOWN BOXES.
  • CARDBOARD CANNOT BE SEALED WITH ANY PAINT OR SEALANTS.
  • DUCT TAPE MAY BE OF VARYING COLORS BUT MUST BE IN MANUFACTURED COLOR
  • BOATS MAY BE A MAXIMUM OF 5 FEET WIDTH, 7 FEET LENGTH
  • THERE IS NOT A MAXIMUM HEIGHT, NO SAILS MAY BE AFFIXED THE VESSEL.
  • BOATS MUST BE PROPELLED BY THE USE OF CARDBOARD PADDLES OR HANDS.
    1. NO ARTIFICIAL PADDLES ALLOWED
    2. PADDLES MAY NOT BE BROUGHT BY OCCUPANTS BUT FABRICATED ON SITE.
  1. RACE FORMAT:
  • BOATS WILL NEED TO DESIGNED TO CARRY TWO INDIVIDUALS AND ALLOW FOR EASY TRANSITION.
  • EACH PERSON WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A (PFD) PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE. 
  • TEAMS CONSIST OF 2 INDIVIDUALS PER BOAT
  • TEAMS WILL START AT THE SHORE AND NAVIGATE THE COURSE RETURNING TO THE STARTING POSITION. BOTH CREW MEMBERS MUST BE ONBOARD AT LAUNCH TIME, WITH THE USE OF TWO HELPERS TO LAUNCH THE BOAT ONTO THE COURSE.
  • THE RACE MUST BEGIN WITH AND END WITH THE SAME TWO OCCUPANTS INTACT AND ON BOARD.
  • SWIMMING AND/OR PULLING, OR USE OF THE WALL DOCK OR OTHER BOAT WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
  • EACH BOAT WILL TRAVEL THROUGH THE DESIGNATED COURSE, FIRST BOAT TO RETURN SAFELY TO THE STARTING POINT AFTER NEGOTIATING THE COURSE PROPERLY WILL BE DECLARED THE INAUGURAL NKOJ BOAT DERBY WINNER.
  1. BOAT JUDGING:
  • BOATS WILL BE JUDGED ON CREATIVITY AS PART OF THE PRE-RACE ACTIVITIES
  • TEAMS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO “SHOW—OFF” THEIR WORK UPON THE START OF THE OF JUDGING AT 1 P.M. RACE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 2 P.M.
  • 1ST AND 2ND AND MOST CREATIVE
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