Jun 1, 2009

The Carboard Boat Regatta

It was another very full weekend although, sadly it didn't include a softball game. I'd really love it if the rain would hold off for a bit so that we can get in the rest of the games for this season. Just one more week. K? Thanks!

Anyway, the high point of the weekend was certainly the cardboard boat regatta. A few years ago DQ participated and hubbo went with her. This time it was Stinkette and I got to take her. What a treat!

Here are some of the boats getting lined up on the beach. The SS Walrus was an award winner and it floated pretty well. The Rockin Lobster next to it also had a few good runs.

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Some of the boats were very creative and detailed like this one, the Indianapolis. Some were very creative but not very buoyant like the one that one the Titanic award. It was called the Sailing Sofa and it looked exactly as you would imagine. No pictures because it sank immediately upon leaving the beach.

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And look! Here, making it's way to the starting line is Snake Eyes in light green. This is the boat that Stinkette's group built.

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There's Stinkette paddling away with her friends. I wish I could report that they won their heat but they had some directional issues. At least they stayed afloat which is saying a lot. You can see the boat next to them wasn't as lucky.

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It was so much fun watching the races. Boats that looked fabulous lost their way and the flimsiest looking designs did better than expected. Most importantly everyone had a blast. I can't wait until next year.

4 comments:

sprite said...

What awesome-looking fun! I'm totally jealous of your daughters for getting to do this!

Carole Knits said...

That sounds like such a blast! Great photos, I felt like I was there.

JessaLu said...

Looks like lots of fun!

Julie said...

That looks like so much fun!