Pirates Week cardboard capers & walking on water

| 27/09/2010

(CNS): With organisers working full steam ahead on the 33rd year of the Pirates Week Festival, which despite earlier concerns has retained its name, anyone wanting to take part in this year’s cardboard regatta needs to register as soon as possible organisers said this week. The now world famous hilarious aquatic cardboard antics will take place on 20 November and there is an added attraction before the race. As if the comedy cardboard capers were not enough the boat race organizers haveincluded a pre-race event for those that feel a boat is surplus to requirement “Walking on Water”. Unlike the boat race design materials are not limited the only limitation is competitor’s imaginations, organizers said.

Anyone who feels they can walk on water needs to do some research about this latest water sport and organizers recommend having a search on You-Tube with the words “walking on water shoes” to get some ideas.
The Race will start before the Cardboard boat race, on the same beach in the main harbour, at 12:30pm on 20 November. Contestants will race around Rock Island and back to the beach. Entry fee is CI$25 and there will be prizes for the top three spots.
Meanwhile, the regatta will take place in George Town Harbour shortly before the Trial of the Pirates, The Fireworks Display and the Street Party to end Pirates Week in Grand Cayman. The event is open to anyone over the age of 17 years as well as companies and private teams.
Proceeds from the regattas and the walking on water race will go towards the building of a special needs playground, equipment and much more. Build Cayman Limited is about half way through with this project and expects to raise the remainder of the funds to complete the project by the end of the year, thanks largely to Rotary Central and Cayman Islands Breweries the two major sponsors.
All interested parties should contact Sophia Snape or Russell Linford at 949 0471 or ssnape@candw.ky for more information on the races log on to www.cardboardboatregatta.ky


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  1. peter milburn says:

    It would be very stupid to do away with Pirates Week let alone change the name.Leave well enough alone.

  2. Pirates for Jesus says:

    Avast thar me hearties, we will be a robbin’ and a pillagin’ and a spreadin’ the word of our Lord from our cardboard ark.

  3. Durrrr says:

    Great idea to add a ‘walking on water’ competition! That should keep the God botherers happy!

  4. Just Sayin' says:

    OMG, "Pirates Week!" We will all burn in hell!

  5. Anonymous says:

    yes!..’PIRATES WEEK.’…..take that mckeeva!

    • Anonymous says:

      Shhhhhhh mind he stop it……..

      • Anonymous says:

        If only he would. What a feeble waste of time and just an excuse for silly foreigners to make childish noises and dress up in equally silly and totally inauthentic costumes.