Teams sought for Cardboard Boat Regatta

BEACON FALLS — The 4th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta is set for July 9.

The regatta pits crews in homemade cardboard boats in a race on Carrington Pond at Matthies Park.

The guidelines for the race state all boats must be made entirely out of cardboard and carry a crew of at least two people. Crew members must be visible. There is no size limit for the boats. Duct tape, paper tape or packing tape may be used along the seams only. Glue, such as Gorilla Glue or Elmer’s, can be used. No waterproof sealants, epoxy, tar, fiberglass or other such materials are allowed. Any type of oars can be used.

All crew members must wear life preservers, be able to swim and wear shoes or water shoes.

The race begins at 10 a.m. A full set of rules and an entry form can be found online at For more information, contact Steve Ruhl at 203-723-4663 or, or Don Ferretti at

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