Race Your Cardboard Boat in Pasco
Cardboard, duct tape, paper towel and toilet paper tubes are the only materials allowed. Ping pong paddles will be provided.
PASCO COUNTY – The Pasco County aquatics program is hosting its Second Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday (July 16).
The races begin at 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park Pool, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson.
The race is a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of designing, building and racing a cardboard watercraft. It’s also a great team building project that doesn’t take a lot of time. All ages are invited. Social groups, families, friends and business organizations are encouraged to enter.
“This is going to be a really fun event. You can have as many or as few people on your team as you like – sail together or sail solo,” Pasco County aquatic technician Sarah Straub said. “There are two competitions, so you can build a boat for each one. We’ll do a timed race across the pool and then there will be a Last Man Floating competition.”
Start building your boat now. You can use only cardboard, duct tape, paper towel tubes and toilet paper tubes. Paddles will be provided (ping pong paddles.)
You don’t have to register in advance – just show up with your boat and be ready to set sail! Spectators are welcome, as well. Regular pool entry fees apply: $4 per adult / $3 per child. Kids two and younger get in free.
For information about Veterans Memorial Park pool, go to pascocountyfl.net.
Photo courtesy of Pasco County.
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