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The organizers of the Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival are bringing back the Cardboard Boat Regatta for a second year, and this time with an extra twist.
With a successful first run of the Cardboard Boat Regatta as part of Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival last year, organizers are preparing to bring the event back — but this year's festival will be more than just a repeat.
While the weekend-long festival will involve a race of cardboard boaters who built their vessels ahead of time on August 18, the next day there "will be an event like nothing before in Port Washington," according to a press release from organizers.
- Related: Patch built a boat in the cardboard boat race as well as a group of Port Washington High School students.
On August 19, teams will assemble in Port with two hours to build a race using supplies provided by the festival and with the intent of successfully floating two participants for a 175-yard course.
For details about both races, see the Port Washington Heritage Maritime Festival website.