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Rye Y Launches First Cardboard Boat Regatta

Boats are ready to launch in one of the six heats in the Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Rye Y Photo Credit: Contributed
All the boats are made of cardboard and duct tape. Photo Credit: Contributed

RYE, N.Y. -- The inaugural Cardboard Boat Regatta was launched by the Rye Y on Friday, March 28.

More than 30 handmade boats of cardboard and duct tape, descended upon the pool at the Rye YMCA. Designs ranged from sharks, to Star Wars, to the Titanic, to a pirate ship, to a four-person catamaran, and a Minion from "Despicable Me." For skeptics, it was proven that cardboard and duct tape can float.

There were more than six heats of racing with boat drivers of all ages. The overall best, most creative design went to the “SS Minion” – designed and fully crafted by Sophia Rivers (age 11) and Caroline Geller (age 12) – both students at Rye Middle School. Winners in each heat received a one-of-a-kind 1st Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta collector’s t-shirt.

Heat 1 – Anderson Family

Heat 2 – Pozios Family

Heat 3 – Geller/Rivers Families

Heat 4 – Aubry Family

Heat 5 – Tavitian Family

Heat 6 – Sumner Family

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