11th Annual
CAPE CORAL CARDBOARD BOAT RACE

Saturday July 10, 2004
Cape Coral Yacht Club Beach
8 a.m. to Noon



ENTRY FEE: $15.00 PER BOAT ($10.00 per boat if paid prior to April 15th)

  1. Only corrugated cardboard may be used.  It can be of any thickness but must not be bonded to any other material such as vinyl.  Non-corrugated material may not be used, especially the kind of resin or wax-type coating found in packing cases.  No solid cardboard and no carpet roll tubes may be used.

  2. Wood, metal, Styrofoam, or other materials that would aid in flotation or make the hull rigid are prohibited.  This restriction applies to the keel, transom, ribs, hull, etc.

  3. No material such as Styrofoam or rubber inflation devices may be used to provide "buoyancy" or maintain flotation.  No sandbags or similar materials may be used for ballast.

  4. Hulls may be painted with any "one-part" paint.  No epoxy glues, fiberglass resins or "two-part" varnishes or paints may be used.  Hulls may not be "wrapped" in plastic, duct tape or anything else.  Tar based substances like roof coatings are not permitted.

  5. Joints and seams may be glued and/or taped.  Duct tape, contact cement, rubber cement, liquid nail, and a water sealer like THOMPSON'S may be used.  No nails or metal or wood fasteners or staples may be used in the construction of the boat (small amounts may be used for removable decoration only).

  6. Design is builder’s choice.  Let your "imagination" reign supreme!!  A minimum of 65% of the boat’s volume must remain as part of the boat when raced. Failure to meet this rule will result in a 20 second penalty in each race entered.

  7. Decorations may be made from any material but may not be used to reinforce the actual structure of the boat.

  8. Clubs/Organizations entering boats from "prior" years will be required to enter at least one new boat for each such old boat.  If the old boat is unmodified from the previous year(s), it is ineligible to be judged in any category in which it won an award the preceding year(s). However, if the old boat has been modified with a completely new theme, it may be judged as a new entry. The exception to this would be the Best Construction category; if the boat is a previous winner in that category, it is not eligible to be judged in Best Construction.


  9. All participants must wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and shoes.  Enforced Safety Requirement:  No boat will be allowed to leave the starting gate unless "all" persons on board are wearing a PFD and shoes.  (Clubs will provide their own PFDs and paddles.)

  10. This event is intended to be a non-commercialized local boating event.  Sponsors are not permitted.  Clubs/Organizations may use a caricature of a logo or theme generally recognized as a commercial product as long as the product or company does not sponsor these boats.

  11. Captains and crew of all boats must be adult members of the participating club/organization.

  12. Boats are subject to inspection and disqualification for each violation of the above General Rules, (with the exception of rule # 6 which results in a time penalty).

  13. All entrants must ensure that their portion of the beach has been adequately cleaned prior to departure on race day.

  14. Clubs that leave the remains of their boats at the beach are responsible for ensuring that the boat is unusable by cutting the boat into sections, and placing all sections into the designated disposal area.

  15. Boats will be judged in the following categories:
    a.
    b.
    c.
    d.
    e.
    f.
    g.
    Best Original Design / Theme / Uniqueness
    Best Construction or Construction Technique
    Best Decorated / Most Aesthetically Pleasing\
    Best Team Effort (T-shirts, cheer leaders, costumes, etc)
    Captains Choice (All captains vote for their favorite)
    Most Spectacular Sinking.
    Silliest / Most Comical (New in 2004)

PLEASE REMEMBER, THE YACHT CLUB IS A PUBLIC BEACH AND WE MUST LEAVE IT AS WE FOUND IT, CLEAN AND SAFE.

  

 



CAPE CORAL CARDBOARD BOAT RACE ENTRY FORM

PLEASE COMPLETE ONE FORM FOR EACH BOAT ENTERED.  CLUBS ARE NOT LIMITED IN THE NUMBER OF BOATS THEY MAY ENTER.  THE SAME BOAT MAY BE ENTERED IN BOTH SINGLE AND MULTIPLE PERSON CATEGORIES.  THE $15.00 ENTRY FEE ($10.00 IF POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE APRIL 15th) COVERS A SINGLE BOAT FOR ALL RACES.

COMPLETE FOR EACH BOAT ENTERED:
  1. BOATING CLUB: ____________________________________________________________________________

  2. CREW CHIEF FOR CARDBOARD BOAT EVENT: ___________________________________________________

  3. CREW CHIEF PHONE NUMBER: _______________________________________________________________

  4. CREW CHIEF EMAIL ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________

  5. CLUB COMMODORE NAME ____________________________________________________________________

  6. CLUB COMMORORE EMAIL ADDRESS ___________________________________________________________

    You may delay giving us items 7 - 9; however, we must receive them by June 13TH, 2004

  7. NAME OF BOAT: _____________________________________________________________________________

  8. NAME OF PADDLER (Single Paddler event): _______________________________________________________

  9. NAMES OF PADDLERS (Multiple Paddler event):
 

a. ______________________________________________________

b. ______________________________________________________

c. ______________________________________________________

d. ______________________________________________________

PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • ENTRY FORM – SIGNED BY THE CREW CHIEF
  • AN ENTRY FEE CHECK  MADE PAYABLE TO PAUL MOSES (OUR TREASURER)
  • MAIL TO:
     CARDBOARD BOAT RACE CHAIRMAN
    ATTN: BILL SHALLBETTER
    5602 SW 9TH AVE
    CAPE CORAL, FL. 33914

  • THE RACE CHAIRMAN, BILL SHALLBETTER, MAY BE CONTACTED AT
    TELEPHONE (239) 542-6426 OR EMAIL TO  CARDBOARD@AHOME4U.NET
    MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT WWW.AHOME4U.NET/CARDBOARD/

  • BY SIGNATURE, I RECOGNIZE: THAT IT SHALL BE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH PERSON INVOLVED IN THE CARDBOARD BOAT RACE TO READ THE GENERAL RULES AND ABIDE BY THEM, AND TO VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE RISK OF PARTICIPATION BOTH TO THEMSELF, AND ALL CREW MEMBERS AND TO AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY AGAINST ALL LOSSES AND/OR CLAIM INCIDENT THERETO, THE CAPE CORAL CARDBOARD RACE COMMITTEE OR PERSONNEL INVOLVED WITH THE RACE.

    CARDBOARD BOAT CREW CHIEF____________________________________________DATE____