Raingutter Regatta this Saturday! (June 6)

Pack 227’s “Raingutter Regatta” is this Saturday, June. 6th in the yard behind St. Bonaventure’s Parish Hall! Check-in begins at 12:00 noon and racing will begin no later than 1:00 pm. We will finish by 4:00 pm. For those unfamiliar with this event, the Raingutter Regatta is essentially the sailboat equivalent of the Pinewood Derby. Scouts and their parents build a boat together from the approved Raingutter Regatta Trimaran Boat Kit and race their boats against others using only “air power” (ie. scouts blow through a straw to propel the mast).

For those of you that have not yet purchased your kit, you may buy one for $6 at the event. (You just need to be finished assembling it before registration ends.) If you want to get started before then please contact our Raingutter Regatta chair Mike Pluma. Mike can be reached at (714) 224-2105 or mpluma@gmail.com. Alternatively, you can purchase one at any Scout Shop. The Scout Shop also sells decals and other accessories. The boats are easier to build than the Pinewood Derby cars but they do take some time and must be built according to certain specifications. Please note that we will racing the Trimaran Boat. Other versions (ie. Standard Sailboat, Catamaran andHydroplane) will not be used or allowed this year. We want all the participants to race the same style boat in order to make things fair.

Tigers will be racing other Tigers, Wolves vs. Wolves, etc. Siblings are very much welcome and will be racing in a separate category. We will be handing out trophies for the top 3 Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and those in the Open Division. We will also be handing out ribbons for the following categories:

(1)   Most Original

(2)   Most Patriotic

(3)   Most “Pirate-Like”

(4)   Funniest

(5)   Most Unusual

We will be selling hot dogs, chips and drinks so bring your appetite !

For more information on Raingutter Regatta rules, racing tips, designs please go to www.raingutter-regatta.com or contact Mike or Tom. This will be a fun afternoon for the entire family. Look forward to seeing everyone on race day !

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