X-Stream Cardboard Boat Race

Recently introduced to the Festival, this event is already showing itself to be one of the most popular for both participants and spectators. It is open to 12 to 18 year olds, who don't mind getting a bit wet while having a whole lot of fun.

Working in teams of 3 (including one adult), each team has an hour and a half to build a boat out of cardboard, styrofoam and duct tape. Lots and lots of duct tape. We supply all the materials, the contestants supply the ideas and "boatbuilding" skills.

These are not models, or toys. These boats are capable of carrying two paddlers in a race to the finish, or perhaps not. Teams are rewarded for creativity, spirit and of course, speed, so it makes for a fun and lively event.

Watch the boats being built, then head to the wharf and see how they do on the water.

Don't miss the excitement. Check the Schedule for times.

Interested in Competing?