Recycled Boat Regatta

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Event Details

  1. Date


    May 18, 2019

    Time


    9 a.m. - noon
    Boats must be on-site for inspection and judging by 9:15 a.m.
    Race starts at 10 a.m.

    Location


    Burleson Recreation Center, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd

    Cost


    Free

    Event Information


    Gather your recyclables and create a boat for the City's Recycled Boat Regatta. Participants must be 6 - 17 years of age and boats must be made from previously used, recycled material. Individuals or teams may participate. Any member of the team may pilot the boat. Teams may choose to have more than one pilot. All racers must be dressed in swimwear.  

    Register


    Deadline: May 15
    (817) 426-9848 or Email 

Event Rules and Information

Guidelines


• Boats must be made from previously used, recycled material
• You must propel the boat using a homemade oar constructed of recycled material
• Individuals or teams may participate
• No more than 4 people shall be in each boat
• Any or all members of the team may pilot the boat
• Racers must be dressed in swimwear
• All materials are to be securely fastened to the boat so that no loose objects fall off into the pool during the regatta
• If any piece of your boat falls off into the water, you must retrieve it
• Duct tape is allowed for binding purposes only, not total coverage
• No sabotage of competitors boats before, after, or during the race
• Contestants or teams must provide a list of all materials with origin


Examples of acceptable recyclable materials:
• Cardboard
• Plastic bottles
• Metal cans
• Twine/rope
• Cloth

Examples of unacceptable materials:
• NO containers that contained pollutants or other hazardous waste;
• NO potentially dangerous objects (e.g., NO glass, nails, rusty metal or anything with sharp edges)
• NO parts from “real” boats or commercial flotation (e.g., no old boat hulls, no boogie/surf boards, no borrowed rudders);
• NO material that could break off into the pool (e.g., NO Styrofoam)

Please make sure all materials on the boat are securely fastened so that no loose objects fall off into the pool during the regatta. If any piece of your boat falls off into the water, you must retrieve it. Duct tape is allowed.

Prize categories include the following:
• First boat to cross the finish line
• Most creative
• Best name
• Titanic award (to the most spectacular failure)
• People’s Choice