March 6, 2024

‘Rec Regatta’ to Set Sail in Olney on April 2

Showcase your ingenuity in creating a cardboard boat can be part of Montgomery County Recreation’s “Rec Regatta” at the Olney Swim Center from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Participants will make their own cardboard boats in advance and compete to see which boat goes the fastest and survives the longest before sinking. All ages are welcome to participate in boat creation, but those in a boat must be 10 or older.

The Olney Swim Center is located at 16605 Georgia Ave. in Olney.

Awards will be given for the fastest boat, best design and for team spirit.

Boats and paddles may only be created from clean cardboard and duct tape and must hold two people. The bottom of the boat cannot be covered with duct tape. Boats can be a maximum width of five feet and a maximum length of seven feet.

Registration is $10 per boat and can be completed online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.