QL Cardboard Boat Regatta – Boat Spaces Filling Up! Excellent Activity with Friends, Kids and Grandkids!

Date: September 10, 2020
Subject: QL Cardboard Boat Regatta – Boat Spaces Filling Up! Excellent Activity with Friends, Kids and Grandkids!

Ahoy QL!  Be on the lookout for the following Boats/Crew proudly displaying their burgees identifying them as official boat builders and sailors of the QL Cardboard Boat Regatta:

“The Titanic”, “Barely Staying Afloat”, “Maddie”, “Ella”, “The Jolly Mon” and “Card Aboard!”

The weather outlook for September 19 is sunny and 78 so mark your calendars for this fun filled event!  The boat sign ups are filling up so if you are thinking of being an active participant in this event we need you to sign up now.  T-Shirts are being ordered and Burgees being made so need your info ASAP but definitely by tomorrow, September 11th so click the Sign my Crew Up and add your boat.  These are life size boats with real crew and simply put it is a boatload of fun waiting to happen.

Don’t worry if you’ve never built a boat or even seen a cardboard boat race as we have all the information and materials you will need for you and your family to build a masterpiece.  Or, maybe you don’t want to build one but you have grandkids that would love a chance to build a boat and race – REMEMBER THIS EVENT IS FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY AND YOUR EXTENDED FAMILIES! Registration is $30 per boat which includes a starter kit of building materials to include five 40″ x 48″ corrugated cardboard sheets and a roll of duct tape (enough material to build a 2 person boat); $10 worth of food truck coupons; two event t-shirts (ability to purchase more if wanted); a team burgee (flag); and, the possiblity of winning trophies and bragging rights.  Attached to this email is all the information you will need to give you an understanding of what a cardboard boat regatta is and how to build a boat.  And, of course, there is always youTube.  This is a great activity and fun for all ages.  If you would like to build a boat click Sign my Crew Up!!

Don’t want to build a boat but simply be a spectator enjoying the fun from the sidelines?  That works, too, as you and your family can join in the voting for your favorite entry and cheering them on.  And don’t forget the awards ceremony with food trucks and live music!!! So whether spectator or as a part of a boat builder team in the thick of things and possibly the winners of trophies including the main trophy (to be engraved and proudly displayed at the clubhouse for all to see) there is something for everyone!

The QL Cardboard Boat Regatta

September 19th

Cardboard Boat Races (life size boats with real crew)

Food Trucks

Awards Ceremony

Live Music

FUN, FUN, FUN and more FUN for the whole community!


September 11, 2020

Last day for boat’s to register. All boats must have submitted their final Name of Boat (or boat will be only known as the resident’s last name) and pay $30 registration fee.

September 19 – RACE DAY!

Boats must be brought to the Macum Creek kayak launch by 9:00 A.M.  From 9:30 – 10:00 A.M. there will be a Boat Crew and Safety Boat Crew Orientation. All boat crews must come to the Boat Crew Orientation. During this time, we will collect team members’ signed waivers and give out t-shirts.

Each boat entry will receive 10 complementary food vouchers for the Food Truck Smorgasbord ($10 value). From 11:00 am through the race, guests will have the opportunity to eat a variety of foods from the best Food Trucks in our area, check out the boat displays in the wharf and “vote” for their favorite boat with dollars. This is a great opportunity for boat builders to solicit “votes” for the People’s Choice Award.

For more photos and ideas click More Photos and Ideas

Best Regards,

QLCOUO Social Committee

As with all events social distancing will be enforced as per the current regulations at the time of the event.

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