Cardboard Boats!

Six boys. A big collection of cardboard boxes. Duct tape, zip ties (thank you, Cook family for the zip ties and the great idea), safety utility knives, and scissors.

The result? Four very cool boats, and four young pilots.

Danny won the race, followed by his brother William (but not closely). Tom and Ethan has to drag their sodden creations to shore, but they persevered and won their places in cardboard boat history.

Jackson and Nathan, co-builders of boats for Ethan and William, respectively, shouted encouragement from the shore.

And, most importantly, everyone had a good time!

At right, we see the launch. A gallery of photos can be found here.

This year's regatta is planned for mid-August. Come back for more details soon.