The only Rose Festival affiliated event I care about returns in 2012: the Milk Carton Boat Race!
Race day is Sunday, June 10 (11am), at the Westmoreland Park casting pond.
After a seven year hiatus the race I obsessed about as a kid returned in 2009. Check out my 2009 and 2010 reviews. The basics for spectators: Bring a blanket (or lawn chairs) and a picnic lunch and enjoy the spectacle!
If you want to participate there are two categories of boat to choose from:
Racing class: designed for speed and consists of narrower and lighter frames
Showboat class: design is primary goal – does not race
There are four classes of racing boats: children, adults, family/multi-rider, and corporate. Read the Race Information and Rules (pdf) for all the details and visit the event website. Follow @MilkCartonBoat on Twitter for the latest news.
Friend of the blog Mike Vogel has raced the last two years.
Photo courtesy Heather from Mile73.com.
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