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Tiny Boat Regatta

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Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 9, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm How Much? Boat builders receive free admission, plus free admission for 3 boat crew members.

Join the Maryland Science Center as we cheer on our Tiny Boat Regatta participants!  Participants have picked up a kit from us and designed a boat to race down our 10 foot track. The competition kicks off in our Harbor Lobby at Noon.

Please note that advance registration was needed to receive a boat kit and enter in the competition.  Sign up for our emails to stay up to date with events and competition registrations at the Maryland Science Center.

About the Regatta:

Regatta Rules:

  • Participants must use the hull and mast provided by the Maryland Science Center. Participants may choose to use the keel included in the kit or construct one of their own.
  • In order to fit inside the inflatable track, the hull and any additions must  be no more than 5 inches wide and 2 inches deep, measuring from the top of the hull to the bottom of the keel.
  • The boat must be able to make it down a 10 foot track and may be powered by sail, paddle, motor or anything else you can think of!
  • To qualify for awards, all entries must be present at the Maryland Science Center by noon on race day.

The tiny boats will be judged by a panel of Maryland Science Center judges.  Awards will be given based on the following categories:

  •  The Log Canoe – Awarded to the boat created with the most natural materials; in honor of the original Chesapeake Bay racing boat.
  • The Battleship – Awarded to the most inventive means of propulsion.
  • The Skipjack – An award for the overall best in show, named for Maryland’s state boat.
  • The Titanic – Sometimes boats just don’t float! This award will honor the best display of sinking, capsizing, pirate invasion, or any other issue met on the high seas.

See you at the race!

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