Raingutter Boat Racing - How To Make A Fast Regatta Boat

Charting Your Course

"Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ."
Ephesians 4:14-15

Set the sail! Man the rigging! Let's set out to sea for high adventure. Take a deep breath and learn how to build a fast boat powered only by your breath. The regatta is an interplay of boat and maker. An alliance of skill and science.

What is a Regatta?

Skipper and boat design determine winner!

A regatta is a miniature, breath powered boat race. Skippers build small, light boats with sails. Each competitor lines up beside a water-filled raingutter with their boat docked to an endcap. At the shout of "Blow!", the skippers blow on their boat sails or paddle wheels hoping to be the first to reach the end of the gutter.

Our goal is to show you the simplest, least expensive ways to build the fastest, good-looking raingutter regatta boat within your capability and the limitations set by your local regatta rules. You should become familiar with your local rules as you use this manual.

No Guarantees

You are NOT guaranteed a win or even a place by using the procedures in this manual! Breath can be a tricky method of propulsion and time and chance do happen to all. However, we believe you will be doing the best you can by putting the science of these fast boats to work for you.

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Raingutter Boat Racing - How To Make A Fast Regatta Boat
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