The Annual Buccaneer Cardboard Boat Regatta challenges amateur boat builders to design, build, and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard. Come and enjoy the fun as you watch the masterful maneuvers of boats braving the waves at Hollecker Lake. All boats must be built of corrugated cardboard. Other acceptable materials are duct tape, glue, caulking, and paint. No cardboard and wood, no cardboard and plastic, no cardboard and metal. The only exceptions are the oars. These exceptions are not considered part of the boat and can be made of materials other than cardboard. All boats must be human-powered. No motors.
The Dawson Community College Buccaneer Regatta is a fun, enjoy yourself, have a good time race. Therefore, no matter how fast, slow, big, small, sensible, or outrageous your boat is, the first rule is that the boat designers, builders, racers, and supporters have fun. The race is open to everyone.
How to Enter; It's Easy!
Fill out entry form online below, download the paper registration form, pick up a registration form from the DCC Main Office, or register the day of the event from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (pre-registration is encouraged). All contestants are required to sign the safety wavier prior to competing in the boat race. Minors must have a responsible parent/guardian sign the waiver. Each boat must have a designated Captain. The Captain must check in at the registration area on the day of the race.
Saturday, August 26th
First Place trophies will be awarded to the winners of the Student, Employee, and Community races. Another First Place trophy will be awarded based whose boat was constructed the best!