Great Cardboard Boat Regatta

April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Campus Lake
Mary Kinsel
Great Cardboard Boat Regatta @ Campus Lake

Saturday, April 27, 2019, Rain or Shine – First race starts at 1:00PM

Location: Campus Lake at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale – Becker Pavilion & Beach
Kayak paddles, oars, paddles and life jackets will be furnished

Registration & Boat Inspections
10am – 12:30PM – Registration Tent located near boat launch- $20 Registration fee per boat
(Make checks payable to SIU)

Where to get corrugated cardboard to build your boat
Chemistry Department in Neckers Building on SIU Campus
Call: Mary Kinsel, 618-453-6428

Cost of Cardboard
$3 for a 7’x 8’ flat sheet of corrugated cardboard (Standard boat takes about 4 sheets to build)

Instant Boat Kits
Will be supplied at Campus Lake on first come first serve basis. The kits will consist of:

one sheet of 7’x 8’ cardboard
a box knife
a nail
small roll of duck tape.

You will have approximately 2 hours to build your instant boat.

Trophies will be awarded in all Boat Classes
Plus special awards for most spectacular sinking, best use of cardboard,
best team boat.

View Race Rules