Hudson Crossing presents the 8th Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, August 11th (rain date Sunday, August 12th) at Fort Hardy Park Beach on Route 29 in Schuylerville from 8am to 3pm.
The first race launches at 1pm and best photo opportunities are between 12pm and 2pm. Admission is free for spectators. Pre-registration discounts for individuals and companies are available at www.hudsoncrossingpark.org.
On-site registration and construction is open from 8am – 12pm. A list of rules, registration forms and hints to get started with your boat building is available at www.hudsoncrossingpark.org or by calling Marlene Bissell at: 518.859.1462.
Racing participants will construct a ―human-powered‖ boat made of corrugated cardboard or 100% recycled materials, that will hold at least 1 crew member and be – seaworthy enough to race a short distance on the river. Racers may construct their boats ahead of time or on the morning of the event where materials will be available at the event site for a nominal fee.
During race preparations, there will be live music by:
Swing Shift, a Rotary Club BBQ, t-shirt sales, eco-info, and terrific photo opportunities in a fun-filled day for all. Individuals, families, groups, businesses & school teams are all encouraged to race. Whether you come as a crew member, the captain, or an on-shore cheerleader, we promise you a day you’ll never forget! See you on the river!
Sponsors of this ―Canal Splash‖ event include the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Schuylerville Chamber of Commerce.