Build your boat in advance or on site. Make it strong. Make it BIG. Make it fun!
Most importantly . . . make it out of cardboard. You can use a little paint. And duck tape . . . lots of duck tape. This keeps it waterproof and classy!
Step 2: Cross your fingers
Once you build your boat, the true test comes on race day. Put your boat in the water and see if it sinks or floats! If it floats (you’re one of the lucky ones!), row it as fast as you can and find out which team can row the fastest . . . and with the most style!
Step 3: Celebrate
Whether your boat floats or sinks, wins or comes in dead last . . . have fun and hang out with us to celebrate your achievement (you made it to Sunday, right?).
For kids ages 10 and under. Mom or dad are welcome to help get the boat off the shore (no pushing!) and to help our crew make sure they get back to shore safely.
Middle School Division
For kids ages 11-13. They’re tweens – they wouldn’t let you help even if you wanted to. We’ll make sure they make it back safely (if they even make it off the shore!).
Dolphin & Pods
High School, Young Adult, & Families
For young people ages 14-20 and families. Grab the kids and take a spin around the dock instead of the block! These boats usually ROCK . . . future engineers of America beware!
For adults who think they’re still kids. Or engineers. Or boat captains. The Whale Division is the only division that allows 4+ rowers in a boat . . . it’s a WHALE of a good time!
Years of the Event
Awards per Division
Prices are per-boat
($25 for family boats)
Standard Registration Details
All participants must be able to SWIM. Registration is per-person unless otherwise noted. Register early and save MONEY! Costumes are encouraged. Awards reflect engineering and creativity. Above all – be sure to have FUN!