Watery cardboard antics return to Pirates Week

| 14/09/2008

(CNS): Following its debut appearance last year at the Pirates Week festival, and not to be confused with the Million Dollar Run, Cayman’s Cardboard Regatta is back. Once again organiser Russell Linford of Build Cayman Ltd is looking for talented sailors who are good with cardboard to pull together a race line-up for what certainly proved a very entertaining event. Sponsored by Caybrew, the event will raise funds to build Cayman’s first playground for children with disabilities.

“Last year was a big success and we look forward to this year’s event in November,” said Linford. “This is a great event for company team building or, if you wish to enter more than one boat, some interdepartmental friendly rivalry.” He added that the funds he hopes to raise with this year’s event, combined with last year’s money, should guarantee that the much-needed special playground will be finished in 2009.

A pre-race social is planned for 29 October, and the race itself takes place on Saturday, 15 November, starting and finishing at Harbour Beach, George Town. The challenging route takes competitors around Rock Island, where several craft came a cropper last year.  As well as the prestige of winning, there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, Best Costume & Best Boat combination, Most Spectacular Sinking and others.

The current cup holder is the Red Sail Sports crew and the Beach Rampage, which swept to victory far too easily last year, but Best Boat went to the planning department’s Plan 2 Win.

Corporate and private teams are welcome, and anyone interested in taking part should contact Sophie Snape on 949 0471 or ssnape@candw.ky


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