Plainsboro’s 3rd Annual
Bill Daniels Memorial:
Saturday, July 27th, 2013 Waters Edge Park
9 a.m. Sharp! Tech inspections! Races begin when all inspections are complete!
If you don’t win the race, you might still win the “Animalia” award for innovative design!
Cardboard Canoe Race: GENERAL RULES
1 Each team will consist of one or two people. Registration is limited to approximately
30 teams. Each team will construct a boat to be paddled by one member of the team. First come,
first registered. Don’t be late!
2 Each team will be provided with the following:
1 82” by 120” sheet of corrugated cardboard
55 yards of 2” mylar packing tape
1 razor knife
1 life preserver (PFD), and 1 canoe paddle
Each team will have one hour to construct a watercraft from the
material provided, on location at
4 Only the materials provided are permitted—no other tools or materials of any type may be used. This includes pens, pencils, measuring devices, string, wood, plastic…Teams may not share materials.
5 While participants are encouraged to make drawings, models, or prototypes, none may be brought to the race or consulted during the building period.
6 There are no requirements as to boat design. A PFD must be worn by the paddler. The canoe paddle need not be used, but must be carried by the would-be-paddler.
7 There will be a design judging period at the end of the building period. Boats will be judged on aesthetics and functionality of design.
8 The race will be conducted in timed heats, with the overall winner determined by the best time.
9 Heats will be organized by boat number, and start from a designated launching area on shore.
10 The team member who is not paddling the boat may assist in launching
11 The course will be clearly marked on Plainsboro Pond. All boats must cross the designated finish line, although they may be waterlogged and/or submerged.
12 In the event that an entrant is judged to have intentionally interfered with another competitor, his or her team will be disqualified.
13 There will be prizes for the top finishers, the winner of the design competition and team with the most spectacular sinking. Bragging rights can be exercised throughout the year at Plainsboro Public Library.
14 In the event of a question concerning the rules, the judges’ interpretation will be final. Participants are encouraged to seek interpretation in advance, to avoid misunderstandings.
15.* Building of “Body boards/Surfboards” are no longer permitted.
NOTE: Please keep in mind that these events are intended to be fun, yet competitive. No hindering of other teams will be tolerated and such offenders will be disqualified. (Splashing will not be considered hindering.)
The tech inspectors reserve the right to disqualify any entry felt to present a hazard!
Sponsored by the Science Center at Plainsboro Public Library in collaboration with Boy Scout Troop 168, the Public Works Department and The Fire Department. In loving memory of Bill Daniels for giving this event his all out inspiration and dedication! For additional details, queries, ad hoc rules and uanabashed cheerleading, call the Library at 609-275-2897.