Cardboard Boat Race back for second year

Registration launches for second annual Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race
The Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat race is returning to Windermere for another day of raucous sea faring fun. Last years event saw over twenty teams take to the high seas of Windermere with nothing but a home made boat of cardboard, buoyancy aids and paddles, all raising money for the Lake District Calvert Trust. 

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This year promises to be “bigger, better and wetter” on Saturday 17th May 2014 with forty teams expected to take part. 

 

Many of the teams come from local businesses and to make sure everyone plays by the rules this year the event has a new Scrutineer with “Admiral” Derek Armstrong from Cumbria Chamber of Commerce taking up the challenge of the role. Admiral Armstrong commented saying:

“I am delighted to be involved in this fantastic community event and I look forward to seeing what people come up with to keep afloat on Windermere. As was seen last year it’s a great way for local businesses, schools and individuals to team build and put something back into the community. I look forward to seeing who comes out still dry!”

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As well as taking part the event has great spectator opportunities with BBQ, bouncy castle, bar, face painting and of course one of the few chances of watching cardboard boat racing this side of the Atlantic.  It all takes place at Low Wood Bay Marina on Saturday 17th May and is generously sponsored by Progression Solicitors, Windermere and Ulverston – city expertise available locally. 

 

People interested in registering should visit www.cardboardboatrace.co.uk for more information.  

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