Calling all Tigers & Wolves:
It's Rain Gutter Regatta Time! Tigers and Wolves race small model boats along a 10-foot long water-filled rain gutter. The boys have the opportunity to win awards for their effort, creativity, participation and sportsmanship.
The big race is Sunday, April 28th from 3 - 5 pm at HKIS Tai Tam Breezeway outside of Black Box Theatre. Please collect your regatta kit from your Den Leader.
As with the Pinewood Derby car races, each participant is given a standard kit that includes only the pre-approved parts for building a boat. One significant difference between this event and the Pinewood Derby is the involvement of the participant during the race. The participants must blow into the boat's sails to propel it along the rain gutter.
- Think about what you'll name your boat, and how you’ll build and decorate it.
- Learn about specification requirements and check out some design tips on our site.
- Consider the competition categories and let your creativity and personality shine through!
Set aside time before that weekend to assemble and decorate your boats. Practice blowing through a straw! Details for the event and tips can be found on the Pack 1 website here:
The boat itself can be assembled in under 3 minutes, as shown here:
Paints, markers, and decorations will take a bit more time and thought, and be sure to leave time for the paint to dry, as shown here:
Please show up promptly at 2:30 pm to register your boat and to get in some practice before the races begin. Please sign up for the Regatta here and to volunteer:
3:00pm - 5:00pm HKT
Tai Tam Breezeway HKIS MS Campus outside Black Box Theatre
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