The 26th Annual Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta is almost here! This annual event puts your creativity to the test! Build a boat from minimal materials and then compete against others right here at the Historic Seaport.
Prizes will be awarded for fastest team, most creative design, sinker award, sportsmanship award, best costume, and best paint job. The event begins at 12 p.m. and you won’t want to miss out on the fun!
Calling All Boat Builders and Would-Be Shipwrights
Supplies are limited, but the creativity is endless at Schooner Wharf Bar on Sunday, May 28th, for the 26th Annual Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta.
Each 6 member team must build a boat seaworthy enough to stay afloat for the entire race course in the Key West Bight in front of Schooner Wharf. The catch—the boats are made of plywood, fasteners, duct tape, and 2′ x 4’s.
Minimal Regatta Construction Rules
1. One sheet of 4′ x 8′ x 1/4″ plywood
2. Two 2″x 4″ 8′
3. One pound of fasteners
4. One roll of 2″ x 60 yard duct tape
5. No caulking or adhesives – Epoxy paint is permitted
6. Painting of boats is optional
7. Oars/Paddles must be made out of these materials
There are two categories of “Minimal Vessels” — Kayak/Canoe Design & Open Design. Competitors will win prizes in each design group for Fastest – 1st & 2nd Place. Other prizes are awarded for the Most Creative Design – 1st & 2nd Place, Best Paint Jobs, Best Costumed Entries, Sportsmanship Awards, and Sinker Awards.
Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, it’s a memorable Memorial Day weekend with drink specials, live music with Gary Hempsey, Carl Peachy and Professor Pete followed by theCayo Ritmo Band.
Enjoy a great Memorial Day BBQ and lots of laughs at the craziest regatta you’ve ever seen.
The $20 entry fee will benefit our local VFW Post 3911 Veteran’s Relief fund for Monroe County
Pick up your entry form at Schooner Wharf Bar today or visit their website next week at SchoonerWharf.com
Vessel Registration starts at 11:00 a.m.
Vessel Inspection starts at 12:15 – (A great time to check out various crafts up close)