Race A Cardboard Boat At Lake Horicon

Lake Horicon (Photo by Adriana Starcic)

LAKEHURST – The Lakehurst Youth and Recreation Committee will be sponsoring a fun event on August 19 – its first annual Cardboard Boat Race at Lake Horicon.

Participating teams are invited to construct floating vessels made solely of cardboard and duct tape. Each team will row their boats from one end of the swimming beach to the other. Awards will be given for the fastest boat in each category, the boat most likely to sink, as well as the most creative.

All sailors, families, scouts, community groups and individuals are encouraged to participate.

Event Rules:

  • No pre-treated or coated “waterproof” cardboard
  • No staples, clamps, nails or screws
  • Water-based paint only and duct tape only; no sealer, tar, wax or silicon
  • No motors or kicking; oars and/or paddles only

Each boat is limited to four rowers per boat and the minimum age of rowers is 12 years old. Each boat must have at least two people over 18 years old. There is no limit to the number of people on each team, so throw a boat building party and get creative.

Registration deadline is August 11. Vessels and teams can register at Lakehurst Boro Hall and at National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1 at the Fuccile Sports Complex on Chestnut Street at dusk. Cardboard boxes can be found at appliance stores, big box stores and electronics stores.