Cardboard box regatta cancelled due to lack of entries

The Great Falls Park and Recreation department had planned to hold a cardboard box regatta at Electric City Water Park on Aug. 11, but on Monday announced the race was cancelled due to lack of entries.

The race would have included boats made of cardboard, duct tape and one part polyurethane. No bolts, washers or staples were allowed in the hull construction. Nor were wood, plastic or fiberglass.

Prizes were planned for first, second and third place winners and special awards for Judges Choice, People’s Choice, and The Bottom of the Sea (most spectacular sinking ship).

Staff said Monday that they hope to host a successful regatta next year.