Now this smells like fun to me!
Here’s how it works. You make a homemade vessel out of stuff that you can find around your house, grab your oars and splash on down to the festival. Suggested materials for building your – umm, thing-that-hopefully-floats include:
· Duct Tape
· Milk Jugs
· Five Gallon Buckets
· Saran Wrap
· Old T-Shirts
· Outdoor Furniture
· Pool Noodles
Which begs the question: What can’t you use? Now, that list is considerable shorter. No motors, inflatable rafts, foam or pool toys are allowed.
Prizes will be awarded for:
· Fastest two-person, four-person or unlimited teams
· Best decorated boat under 18 feet; best decorated boat over 18 feet
· Best looking crew (in costumes)
· Best hard luck story
If you don’t want to enter the race, you can join the regatta on Blackwater Sound or cheer on your favorite team from land. At sunset, enjoy live tunes from local bands. The evening sparkles to a close with fireworks over the water.