Seascout-Net Mail Archive for April of 1999: RE: Rain Gutter Regatta (was: ACLU Sues Public Schools)
RE: Rain Gutter Regatta (was: ACLU Sues Public Schools)
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 22:17:15 -0400
At our regional Mall Show, it is done the same way. The boats are made from
Prefabricated Styrofoam Cutouts and paper sails with straws as masts and a
washer is used as the keel. This is done because the ship is built at the
show. Our ship ends up taking this to an extreme, where we tape several
masts and sails together and end up making something ridiculous. We have to
create wind via lung power. The rain gutter is about 15 feet long. It is a
single elimination tournament, where two people go at a time. There are
preliminaries, whose winners go on to quarter and then semifinals and so on.
That is about all I know on the subject of Rain Gutter Regattas.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of John M. Woltz,
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 1999 9:52 PM
Subject: Rain Gutter Regatta (was: ACLU Sues Public Schools)
We had a different approach. Rather than an electric blower, the kids had
to furnish the wind by blowing the sailboat from one end of the rain gutter
to the other end. It is a timed event.
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