Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta

RecycledBoatRegatta_webboatpeopleTheme: “Reclaim Our River”

Welcome to the wacky world of recycled cardboard boats. All boats must be made entirely of recycled corrugated cardboard. No metal, no wood, no screws and no motors. From canoes to cruise ships and space ships, you’re liable see it here and you’ll try to figure out, “Will that really float?”

Join us Saturday, Aug 9th, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the Nanticoke River at the Public Marine Park, 26 S. Market Street in Blades, Delaware, for our first annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta!

Learn more: POSTER | RULES | REGISTRATION by mail or by using the link below.

The Regatta is open to participation from individuals, schools, youth groups, businesses, groups of friends, and non-profit organizations desiring to build a boat and participate. This is a wonderful team-building experience, giving employees an opportunity to work together toward a common goal and have a lot of fun doing it. Registration begins at 12 o’clock, judging at 2 p.m. and races at 3 p.m. in the order listed below.

Awards will be given for:

  • Pride of the Fleet (best construction)
  • Best Decorated
  • Best Team Effort
  • Most Whimsical
  • People’s Choice

Awards will also be given for the fastest times around a 200 yard (appx.) course in the marina in each of four categories:

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Youth Groups/Clubs
  • Businesses

Yes, cardboard boats can (well, many of them can) float. Some are engineering marvels, which can compete for the coveted Pride of the Fleet Award! For those that don’t float, we will give a Titanic Award for the best and most dramatic sinking!  Some suggestions for building a simple cardboard boat can be found at: