NORFOLK-The 9th Annual Duck Tape Regatta is set for August 18 at Willoughby Harbor in Norfolk.
The family-friendly event provides participants with plywood, fasteners and duct tape with which they have four hours to create a seaworthy boat. After a judging for creativity, the race takes place. Spectators have a good view to see which boats float, sink or complete the race.
The Duck Tape Regatta brings the Hampton Roads community together to raise money for the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD). Since its inception in 2004, the event has raised more than $150,000. This year's goal is $30,000 with proceeds being vitally important for CHKD to continue treating children coping with injuries, birth defects, and acute and chronic illnesses.
The event is hosted by Willoughby Harbor, a VMG Marina and coordinated by The King's Daughters' Southern Vines and Steele Lillies Circles. It attracts both family and corporate teams, most of whom dress in costume and elaborately decorate their boats. Food, beverages and entertainment, including children's activities, are available throughout the day.
When: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, August 19, 2012)
Construction 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Inspection begins at 1 p.m., Race starts at 2 p.m.
Location: Willoughby Harbor Marina, 1525 Bayville Street, Norfolk, VA
Construction: Teams receive materials, have four hours to construct their vessel onsite and undergo inspection before being allowed to race.
Participants: The event is open to all. Boat registration fee $65. Admission for spectators is free.
Registration:Go to the regatta website.