Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Raingutter Regata 2016

As the scout year came to a close, our pack had the raingutter regata. The boys put together and decorate boats which they race in raingutters (see last year's race). We left it to the last minute so we had some last minute painting and assembling to do.

The finished product

The evening was pleasant--warm but not too warm, threatening rain but never delivering. Getting things ready was easy.

Getting the boys fired up!

Getting the raingutters ready

My son's den had a handful of boys, so they raced in multiple heats.

Getting ready for the first heat, which my son lost

Blowing the boats

We discovered an error--an upside down sail!

The next heat went better with the topside top.

Moving fast!

The fastest racers (which did not include my son) got trophies.


First and second place winners

The pack also gave out a trophy for the boat decorated with the best Scout spirit.

Some nominees

The winner

A good time was had by all!

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