Boat Regatta

Note: This event has already passed.

Date: Oct 3 2019, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fitness Centers - Andrews Ave. Bldg. 4605 Fort Rucker 36362 Google Map

Turn cardboard into a seaworthy vessel! Bring your creation to the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center Indoor Pool to race against other boats on Thursday, October 3rd.

Check in starts at 5:00 pm, safety brief at 5:30 pm and event begins right after.

Teams of 2 or more can build a boat at home out of cardboard and bring it in to see if it floats! Prizes will be given out to winners of various categories. For additional details, please call the Aquatics Department at +1 (334) 255-2296.

Materials
Cardboard, duct tape, packing tape, rope or string. (NO PAINT, MARKERS, OR Any other material that will harm the water chemistry)


Awards - CHILDREN

  1. Captains Award for the team who completes the course in the fastest amount of time.
  2. Titanic Award for the most spectacular sinking.
  3. Design Star Award for the best design and creativity (including boat & crew )

Awards - ADULTS (teams of only adults)

  1. Captains Award for the team who completes the course in the fastest amount of time.
  2. Titanic Award for the most spectacular sinking.
  3. Design Star Award for the best design and creativity (including boat & crew )

Award- UNIT (Units that are on Fort Rucker) Streamer

  1. Captains Award for the team who completes the course in the fastest amount of time.

Registration Info

Teams can preregister at Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center by October 2nd.

Registration Form click here

Rules

  1. Only the items listed above may be used to build boats. Cardboard tubes are permitted, but cannot have wood used to cap the ends. No pre-treated or waxed cardboard is permitted.
  2. Only colored duct tape can be used to decorate your boat. Use of paint, stickers, etc. will result is disqualification.
  3. No wrapping in tape, however, tape may be used to reinforce the bottom of your boat.
  4. You must provide your own oar and the paddle may only be used to propel the boat. Oars may be made of any material.
  5. Each participant must wear a bathing suit/ shorts and PFD (Personal Floatation Device) at all times when in or on the water.
  6. Each boat must carry at least two team members.
  7. All boats must be built ahead of time and pass inspection prior to racing.
  8. Team members who start the race must finish the race without leaving the interior of the boat. If a team member exits the boat for any reason during the race, the team will be disqualified.
  9. When a boat is finished with the race, the team must remove the boat and any leftover cardboard debris from the water area and dispose of it at the designated trash area.
  10. Teams are not allowed to sabotage anyone else's boat. Any rough housing in the water will lead to disqualification.
  11. Judging will be based on completing the race and the time.

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