Cardboard Regatta 2014

We're in charge of the Cardboard Regatta on the June 21 and we promise it's an event you won't want to miss!

​The fun begins on May 15 at 6:30 pm.  Join us at Fuller Hall in the gym as Steve Struchen, master cardboard boat builder, teaches us how to build a boat.  He'll plenty of boxes for us to use, and we'll supply a list of supplies you will need.  There is no charge to attend.  

The Cardboard Regatta will be at 9 am on June 21 at the city swimming pool!  

Cardboard Boat Regatta 2014 packet.pdf
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Please save the date for Saturday, June 21, 2014 for the Annual Boone Bash River Dash festival in Webster City.  This year the events will be a little different.  In the morning the first event will be the Boone Bash Cardboard Regatta sponsored by the Webster City Chamber Office.  This will be held at the outdoor swimming pool beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. with cardboard races to begin at 9:00 a.m.

The traditional Boone Bash River Dash will be a different format with this year’s theme being a “Poker Run.”  Rather than the fastest time, participants will canoe the Boone River starting at Riverside Park and ending at the canoe access of Briggs Woods Park.  Along the way will be different stations in which the participants will receive different playing cards.  Registration for this event will be staggered and can be made from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

In addition to the “Poker Run” theme of the canoers/kayakers, there will also be an opportunity for any joggers/walkers, bike riders to participate using the Boone River trail and stopping at each station as the canoers/kayakers.

The day will then continue with the annual Boone Bash Community Picnic at West Twin Park.  This annual free picnic will begin and 4:30 p.m. and will be sponsored by local businesses.

This will be a great weekend to be in Webster City.  Summer Nights in downtown Webster City will be on Friday, June 20.  The Hamilton County Conservation Department will also be having their Night Hike on Saturday evening.

For more updated information, please go to www.boonebash.com.

Hints on How to Be a WINNER!
1. Decide on design and sketch it.   It can be any size.   Let your
imagination go wild!
2. Do the bottom of the boat first. Two to three layers of cardboard glued together and weighted down—let set.
3. Cut side pieces. Cut against the grain of the corrugated cardboard to insure durability. Use dull side of knife when scoring to make a fold—makes it easier to bend pieces in proper shape.
4. Glue sides to bottom. Let glue set.
5. Carefully cover any seam with duct tape.
6. Waterproof inside and out with any non-soluble single substance compound, such as varnish.
7. Paint (with waterproof paint) and decorate the boat.
Or ….
Attend the boat making class June 15 at 6:30 pm at Fuller Hall gym!   Steve Struchen will be teaching the class!