Boxing Day - Marine Lake - 1pm
RULES FOR THE MAKING AND RACING OF THE PAPER BOATS
- The boat should be made primarily of paper or cardboard, exceptions to this rule are outlined below.
- Two styles of hull design are permitted. Monohull and Multihull; no other shape is permitted. The design of all craft must be boat like in spirit (boxes are not allowed).
- The maximum dimensions are as follows:
- Monohull shall not exceed 12 inches in length
- Multihull shall not exceed 12 inches in length and 8 inches in breadth
- Rudders and bowsprits will be included in the lengths stated.
- There is no restriction in sail area.
- Rule 1 suggests that other materials may be used in the construction of the paper boats, these exceptions are:-
- Ballast in the form of nails or screws maybe used to stabilize Monohulls.
- Wood may be used for the construction of masts for both styles of hull.
- A thread or cotton or similar materials may be used to support the mast and control the sails.
- The boats may be fastened with glue or adhesive tape. Other materials may be allowed at the discretion of the race officer.
- The boats may be painted any colour the builder fancies.
- A maximum of one boat per entrant is allowed to race. However a boat may be built and raced by more than one person.
- The course is to be set by The Race Officer on the day.
- Boats must stay in one piece and not disintergrate. Those which do fall apart will be deemed to have Retired.
- Boats which capsize will also be considered as Retired.
- The first boat to complete the course in accordance with these rules shall be considered the winner.
- Protests; if there are any will be heard by a quorum of sailing committee members.