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HarborFest Cardboard Kayak Race Harbor Point Stamford
August 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The HarborFest Cardboard Kayak Race will be held on August 24th from 1 pm to 4 pm at Harbor Point in Stamford. Compete in the 4th Annual Harborfest Cardboard Kayak Race where you will participate in a battle of wits, design, capabilities, and courage! Build a cardboard kayak using the provided materials and race it on Stamford Harbor! Anyone can compete – Companies, Schools, Teams, Families & Friends – All ages welcome!
Boat Building: 1pm – 3pm
What’s at Stake?
The HarborFest Cup (fastest)
Titanic Award (sinking with “style”)
… and major bragging rights
The Basic Rules**
Teams of six boat builders register in advance ($100 registration fee covers the cost of materials)
Each team receives 8 sheets of cardboard, 3 rolls of duct tape, 6 rolls of clear packing tape, utility knife, yardstick and a marker. Boats must be built strictly from supplied materials. Teams have two hours to build their boats and must be ready to race when the cannon fires. Two team members will race 50-100 yards on Stamford Harbor.