It’s a quirky and fun annual tradition for us…the Long-View Cardboard Regatta. This tradition started as a Build Week but moved to a community activity that is jointly run by the kids and staff of Long-View. The challenge? Design and build a human-powered boat that can carry one crew member (“the captain”) to the middle of Lake Austin and back, navigating the regatta course along the way. The boat may only be made of cardboard and duct tape.
Seventeen teams went through the registration process this year, submitting paperwork and blueprints, and readying themselves for the regatta. With boat names like "Zombies Can’t Swim,” “Shoo-Shoo,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Sloth,” and “USS Sinker,” we knew it was going to be a fun event! As always the coveted trophy (made out of cardboard, of course) was the prize. See the event captured in this photo album.