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"The Rules" include a Youth Division in Class I. To be eligible, each person in the boat must be 14 years of age or younger. All other Class I participants will be in an Open Division. Separate trophies will be provided for first, second, and third place.

~ What is the Great Cardboard Boat Regattaź? ~

This is the ORIGINAL event featuring cardboard boats. It originated in 1974 at Southern Illinois University. Now Regattas are enjoyed by more than 1,500 participants and more than 100,000 spectators across the USA each summer, and more communities join the Circuit each year. Family fun, community spirit, and creativity are the key words.

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~ The Challenge ~

To design and build a human-powered boat made of corrugated cardboard which is capable of completing at least 3 trips around a 200-yard course.

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great adj: notably large in size : Huge
card-board n: a stiff moderately thick paperboard
boat n: a small vessel propelled by oars or paddles or by sail or power : Ship
re-gat-ta n: a rowing, speedboat, or sailing race or a series of such races