The Wightfibre Cowes Cardbard Boat Race is taking place this coming Sunday (7th August 2016) on and around the slipway at the RNLI, Cowes.
Seventeen teams will be launching their homemade cardboard boats in a race to beat last year’s champions Wightfibre. Since 2014, the Wightfibre Cowes Cardboard Boat Race has increased in popularity and this year has the biggest participation yet!
Tony Downs, the organiser of the race recently spoke to David Newble of the Isle of Wight County Press, saying:
“This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than before — and we’re really looking forward to seeing the type of boats people built this year.”
All money raised will be going to local sailing charity UKSA. Ben Willows, the chief executive of UKSA said that the charity is extremely grateful to the organisers of the boat race and that it’s a fantastic way to raise money as a community whilst having fun.
Teams that have registered this year have all benefitted from a well thought out starter pack which has been put together and donated by Betapak. The pack saved teams money and provided everything they needed to make a basic model of a cardboard boat, but no-doubt the teams will all be adding their own unique spins to it.
Teams taking part this year:
Mad and Unstable
Cook and Clean
The Clown and the Crew
Sea Dragon of East Cowes
The Nauti Maid of Cardboard
HMS See Ya!
She Got the House