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Sun Times Feature Story


ST 9.19.19



Family Fun in Hollywood

Join the fun and build a boat.. Oh no!, out of cardboard? That's right, design your boat, choose your boaters, grab your paddles and away we go! The action takes place at the City of Hollywood Marina. All Sailors are invited, so start your paddles! It’s time once again for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts’ Cardboard Boat Race! Gather your crew, coordinate your outfits and construct a floating masterpiece made entirely of cardboard! An enthusiastic crowd will gather to watch as your adventurous team paddles across the waters of North Lake. This wet and wild event takes place on Saturday October 12th 2019 at the Hollywood Marina, 700 Polk Street.

Boats may be built on site (we provide the cardboard) or off site. This is a fun, family oriented event, and we'd love for you to be a part of the action. Create a team name and theme for your vessel and come join in on the fun and excitement.

See the innovative designs and witness the sheer will to win all the racers share. Be amazed and amused as they speed across the water in their quest for the ultimate prize -- the coveted trophy. The fun begins at 1:00PM!

Registration & Information

Pre-Registration ends on Thursday October 3rd 2019, boats can be built on the day of the event or beforehand. On-site building begins at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude at 12:00 p.m. Please allow your team enough time to build your boat. Pre-registered Off-Site builds are welcomed and must arrive on site by 11:00 a.m. for check-in and inspection. Day-of event registration is allowed if space is available. Cardboard will be provided for on-site builders only (while supplies last).

The cardboard for vessels built on-site is supplied the day of event, while supplies last. All other materials (regular duct tape, paint and decorations) must be supplied by the participants. Pretreated cardboard, such as waxed, is not allowed. Cardboard tubes may only be used for non-structural purposes such as a mast or decorative bow. You will need to bring enough Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) for all on-board crew members. You must bring your own paddles or oars. No wood, plastic, rubber, Styrofoam, fiberglass or epoxy allowed. Paint must be a water based product, no epoxy paints or coatings permitted. Boats must be enclosed to permit the crew to remain fully in the vessel without dangling extremities. No surfboards or paddleboards will be permitted. Crew costumes are encouraged as is pre-planning of designs. One person from each team must stay with the boat at all times to allow a smooth set up for races and an organized disposal of boats. A parent or legal guardian must be present for any minor child racing.

Judging Categories
Most Creative Design (1st, 2nd, 3rd) • Fastest Vessel • Last Boat Sailing • Most Spectacular Sinking • People’s Choice (1st, 2nd, 3rd) - Judged by event-goers

Release of Liability
A FULL AND COMPLETE WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY form will be required for EACH team member and must be filled out by a responsible adult. This form is required and must be brought on the day of event • A copy of the waiver will be emailed to the supplied address within a week of submission of this application. On the day of the event all originally signed registration documents (waivers and registration) must be submitted in person before 11:00 a.m.

Smile! You're on Camera
Be prepared to give the host and camera crew a brief description of your vessel and crew as well as some background on why you decided to race this year, they want the audience to know a little about you before the race begins at 1:00 p.m. Good Luck!

For information, call: 954.921.3404

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