Race day is June 12th (11am), at the Westmoreland Park casting pond.
After a seven year hiatus the race I obsessed about as a kid returned in 2009. If you’re going as a spectator I recommend you read my reviews of the 2009 and 2010 events so you’ll know what to expect (e.g. no beer garden?!). The basics: 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 you can 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. Deadline to register is June 8th at 11:59pm! Visit the event website for more information. Follow @MilkCartonBoat on Twitter for the latest news.
Friend of the blog Mike Vogel raced last year!
Photo courtesy Heather from Mile73.com.