Don't Miss Cardboard Boat Building School on July 13 at 10 a.m. at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center
Looking for a fun project to do with your friends, kids or family this summer? The Belfast Rotary Club challenges you to build a cardboard boat and race it in the Cardboard Boat Challenge on August 18, 2013 at Heritage Park and the Belfast Harbor next to the Harbormaster's office! Pick up some corrugated cardboard and put your imagination to work. If you need some pointers, come to the Cardboard Boat Building School on July 13 at 10 a.m. at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Create a team from from your school or teammates, work colleagues, friends and family or race individulally. There are five categories to choose from. The rules are at www.Belfastharborfest.com. Click on Cardboard Boat Challenge. Rule #1 is to have fun so join in, find some cardboard, and create a cardboard boat! If you want to see other cardboard boats, google "cardboard boat race" and watch some really funny video! Sponsored by Front Street Shipyard, the Cardboat Boat Challenge promises to be a fun event. Plan now to be a part of it.
The Cardboard Boat Challenge is part of the Belfast Harbor Fest that begins on Friday evening, August 16, with the Launch Party and great music by local and regional bands sponsored by Three Tides and Marshall's Wharf under the huge tent in Steamboat Park. Then all day Saturday, August 17, the festivites include the National Boat Building Challenge, where teams of two build a wooden skiff in four hours or less, then launch it and row it in Penobscot Bay to prove it's sea worthy! Not all will pass the test! The day starts early with the Bug Run 5K race followed by the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast in the Boathouse. There is a classicsmall boat show, children's activities, vendors, food, music, Come Boating! Regatta, and much more! Check out all the details at www.Belfastharborfest.com .