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Posted on Jun 10, 2015

Cardboard boaters to race (or sink) at Quincy pool

Think you’ve got what it takes to race a manmade boat around the pool at the Quincy Aquatic Center?
What if that boat was made of cardboard and duct tape?
The Quincy Recreation Department is inviting the public to participate in a cardboard boat regatta on July 2 at the pool.
The last day to register for the fun event is June 29. Registration is free.
Participants will hit the pool in their homemade boats and try to do as many laps as they can in a timed period, said Amanda Bogle of the recreation department. Bogle said she’s even planning on assembling all the cardboard boxes she can and jumping into the fun.
The regatta will consist of two age groups (14 years old and younger and 15 years old and older), each of which will be divided into one-person and two-person categories.
Bogle is hoping to get at least six teams competing in each of the four race categories.
The first-ever event will give away prizes in several categories that will be announced that day.
On the day of the event, doors open to the pool at 5:30 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m. The regatta is free to spectators.
Watch for registation forms on the recreation department’s website.
And for those who want to participate, start assembling your cardboard now. Call 787-3523, extension 251, for more information.


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