Monday, August 20, 2012
The Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival involved two races this year: a build-ahead and build-it-that-day competition. Find out the winners and flip through these photos to see who sinks and who floats.
The build-ahead cardboard boat race took place Saturday afternoon, with nine boats: eight in the multi-adult category, and one multi-youth boat. Here are the awards for that race: On Sunday, there were four groups of people that participated in the build-it-that-day race. Each team was given all the supplies to build the boat, and had from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. to construct it, with the race at 2 p.m. Here are the awards for that race:
Friday, July 27, 2012
The Cardboard Boat Regatta will go on again during the Maritime Heritage Festival in August, and this time there will be two versions.
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Friday, July 27, 2012
The Cardboard Boat Regatta is on again for 2012. After hundreds of people showed up in the crowd last year to watch cardboard boats race in the Port Washington Marina area, event organizers decided to do it again. Organizers will hold a captains meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Port Washington Yacht Club. Entry forms will be available at the meeting. Beyond the build-ahead race that took place last year, this year organizers have added a "Build it that day" event for Sunday. "This is a great team building event or challenge," organizer Dan Laurence said in an e-mail. "Each team will be given the same supplies to build a boat that day and then race it. Companies can put their logo on the boats for advertisement. How about different …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Patch takes fastest course time, with "Soggy Bottom" coming in as a close second during Port Washington's first Cardboard Boat Regatta.
Event organizers of the first Cardboard Boat Regatta say the success of this year's race points to a likely larger pool of participants come next year. Hundreds of people showed up in the crowd, filling the Port Washington Marina area; the event was added this year as part of the Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival. The festival is full of a number of activities — check out this photo gallery to see what all took place. The race took place on Sunday, with eleven boats participating. A panel of volunteer judges timed the race, and helped to determine winners of a variety of categories. Sharbuno Jewelers donated trophies and medals for the awards. The winners, and finish times, are as follows: Race Time Winners: Finish times:
Photo gallery reflects on a weekend full of water-based fun at the Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival.
Only one tall ship remains in the Port Washington harbor as the Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival came to an end on Sunday. The fest filled the Port Washington Marina and harbor area from Friday through Sunday, featuring tall ships, craft items for sale, educational and historic activities and displays, two music stages, harbor tours, children's activities, food and beverage vendors and fireworks. A Cardboard Boat Regatta also made its debut as part of the fest on Sunday. Check out these photos and video, as well as a detailed list of category winners and race times.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Group of Port high graduates, students have been working hard to build their boat as part of the Cardboard Boat Regatta.
It’s coming down to the wire for participants of the Cardboard Boat Regatta as part of the Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival. That’s right — cardboard boats — something not seen on the water too often, and exactly the reason one group of teenagers decided to take to the task of building a boat for the race. "It’s not every day you get to build a cardboard boat," said Eric Gardner, a 2011 Port Washington High School graduate. "This is a first time for all of us — it’s been a fun experience." The festival runs Friday through Sunday, with the boat race on Saturday, as long as the weather cooperates. Gardner is building the boat along with Port High sophomores Dan Gardner and Callum Toal and fellow 2011 Port graduate Jake Mueller. The…