WELCOME TO HLYC's CARDBOARD BOAT RACE AND REGATTA WEBSITE!
Time to get started on you boats for 2020!
We would like to welcome the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin to our event. We will be raising money to help support the Veterans in need.
We are having a food drive race day.
Please bring items to donate.
FREQUENTLY NEEDED ITEMS
- Pancake Mix
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Canned Fruit
- Toilet Paper
- Shaving Cream
Help us help Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin
Thanks for your donations!
Total Raised $0.00
HLYC would like to thank this years sponsors of the event
If your looking for cardboard we have it.
110" x 52"x 5/16". Register and we will set you up. Race boat can be pre cut but not taped up before the race. Regatta boat can be built at anytime.
The schedule for the day.
8Am - Doors open
9am - Building Starts
11AM - Live Music by Woody
12PM - Food Starts
1PM- Building ends
1PM - Move boat to River Side Mariana for the start of the race.
2PM - First race
3:30 PM - The running of the Regatta Boats4PM – Live Music by SuperFly
The Race Course
How it all started
It was the winter of 2011 when a few club members were sitting around dreaming of the summer boating season and wondering how they could extend it with just one more exciting HLYC club event. Someone....somewhere had seen, or heard something about building boats out of cardboard and duct tape and.......racing them! Obviously, at least for us, this seemed like a brilliant idea. The group quickly formed a committee and organized the inaugural event for the Saturday following Labor Day. The first year started small, and had some hiccups including a one hour monsoon in the middle of the day. Fortunately, the crowd participation, excitement, and fun was evident and the event was a huge success!
Since that time the event has continued to evolve and grow to now include; sponsored boats, a regatta/parade class, live music throughout the day, and the item we are most proud of....a portion of the proceeds being donated to a charity each year!!!
We hope you enjoy the website. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
The HLYC Cardboard Boat Race Committee