4th July Cardboard Boat Regatta Tickets
We celebrated 4th July with a Cardboard Boat Regatta, Waterfront Saloon, Live Music and American themed Bar & Cookout on Wednesday 4th July from 5pm – 8pm.
It was a relaxed, informal and entertaining networking event to bring clients to or as a staff thank you.
All exhibitors received a ticket in their Welcome Pack. The ticket included food, a drink, live music and access to view the regatta.
The charity Atlantic Pacific International Rescue Boat Project managed the Cardboard Boat Regatta, they are a not-for-profit NGO with a simple purpose: to provide lifeboats where there are none. The winning companies may choose to donate any prize money won directly to the Atlantic Pacific project or nominate a charity of their choice.
Congratulations to our winners:
Overall winner - Maritime Journal’s Speedwell
Best Boat award (sponsored by Ophardt Maritim) - MoD's CSS Boats’ Batman themed vessel
Best bedecked boat (sponsored by Barton Marine) - Landau Marine's Landog
‘Soggy Bottom’ award (presented by Sulzer) - Avon Protection’s Space Shuttle
Seawork welcomed company teams to challenge each other, as well as vessel builders and designers with ingenious inventions.
Boat Design and Construction:
- Boats must be made before the event.
- Boats must be made ONLY of cardboard and Duct/Gaffer tape. NO reinforced cardboard tubes, only dismantled cardboard boxes
- Boats may be a maximum width of 5ft/1.52m and a maximum length of 7ft/2.13m.
- There is no maximum height requirement
- Boats must be completely enclosed or permit the crew to remain fully on top of the vessel (without dangling extremities!)
- Boats must be propelled manually. i.e. with a paddle
- Personal Flotation Devices must be worn at all times on the water
- The boat will start at one end of the demonstration area and race down to the other end. Each boat will be timed
- The race must begin and end with the same one/two person crew in the boat
- Swimming and/or pulling the boat or the use of lane lines will result in disqualification