The rules were that people could only make these boats out of cardboard and duct tape and I would have never thought anyone could float in a cardboard boat, but they did--most did that is. The creativity was awesome and everyone had a wonderful time, the spectators, the entrants--even if they sank, they were laughing. And the crowd still cheered for everyone who tried. What a nice event.
This is going to be a lot of pictures so you can kind of see the action. I was able to include a couple of videos. I have more, but I guess they are bigger than the limit allowed here. Too bad.
Here are my pictures of this year's regatta.
Then there were some who couldn't take off. Think about it--you can't do a practice run with cardboard.
|Everyone was such good sports!|
|Looking like it is starting to come apart.|
|But see the joy in the faces, even when they didn't make it to the finish. What a great memory they will share.|
|I had two videos of this one, but it only would let me post one. I guess the other is too long, but at least you can see the ending.|
Then a coyote made an entrance...
|I challenge you not to laugh when you see a "coyote" paddling in a cardboard boat. And everyone laughed even harder when the other paddler accidentally hit him in the head (well, he did have a big head).|
This one brought cheers from the crowd as the Ghostbuster team showed up!
|Bourbon Street team was handing out Madri Gras beads before the race.|
|Remember, it's all made out of cardboard!|
After they made it around the flag and on the way back, his partner decided to lean back and take it easy--see the feet relaxing in back?
And in the end where all cardboard boats end up--in the graveyard.
What a fun afternoon!