A cardboard boat race , also known as a cardboard boat regatta , is a competition that has appeared in US universities. The first mention of a race appears in a design exercise proposed by Davis Pratt at Southern Illinoy University in 1962 1 .
The competition requires participants a limited time frame for construction, as well as a specified number of corrugated sheets , glue, cardboard and water-based paint. The duct tape is also often used 2 .
Once the boat is made, the teams have to sail it on a pond, a river or a shallow pool using oars.
This formula has given birth to many festive events where the rules are more flexible. Trophies reward the competitors (the fastest boat, the most creative, the fastest shipwreck, the navigation between two waters …)
In France there are several events:
- This cartonne in Douarnenez 3
- This cartonne in La Trinité-sur-Mer 4
- The cardboard regatta of Cancale (July 26, 2015) 5
- The Chalons-en-Champagne cardboard boat race 6
- The cardboard boat race Les Sables d’Olonne
- Ca Dkartonne: regatta of cardboard boats from Dunkirk 7
Notes and references
- ↑ ( in ) ” Cardboard Boats Design Department Southern Illinois University in 1962 ” [ archive ]
- ↑ ” Tips for building a cardboard boat ” [ archive ]
- ↑ ” Carton in Douarnenez ” [ archive ]
- ↑ ” Carton in La Trinité-sur-mer ” [ archive ]
- ↑ ” The regatta in Cardboard Cancale ” [ archive ]
- ↑ ” The boat regatta cardboard Chalons-en-Champagne ” [ archive ]
- ↑ ” It Dkartonne: boat regatta cardboard Dunkirk ” [ archive ]