Washington Signature
[ Search and Navigation ]   [ View Full Site ]

Center for

Environment & Society

Cardboard Boat Regatta!

Date: 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT September 21, 2013

The Cardboard Boat Regatta returns to Wilmer Park for its 7th year. Register your boat today to compete for over $650 in prizes! The Cardboard Boat Regatta is a part of Washington College’s Chester River Waterfront Festival.

The Cardboard Boat Regatta will take place at 3 pm during the Chester River Waterfront Festival, which is sponsored by Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society (CES).

Brave mariners will take their cardboard boats out onto the Chester to race for a variety of prizes including: First Around the Course, Best Theme, Best Sinking, and more! The Regatta takes place during the Chester River Waterfront Festival, which will take place in Wilmer Park from 12-4 on Saturday, September 21st.

Festival goers can take cruises on CES’s research vessel, the Callinectes, or venture out on a canoe, kayak, or sail boat. Land-lubbers will have plenty of fun options as well. Live music by the Michael Butler Band, pony rides, Scales & Tales,  and model boat building will be available for kids of all ages. There will also be a fish fry, funnel cake, pit beef sandwiches, Kilby Cream ice cream, and craft beers on tap.

The Chester River Waterfront Festival is free and open to the public. Tickets for river cruises on the Callinectes will be available on a first come first serve basis from the College Pier. Please contact Kathy Thornton (kthornton2@washcoll.edu or 410 810 7162) for more information.

 Check out pictures from last year’s Waterfront Festival!