BLUE DRAGON BOAT REGATTA RULES

BOAT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
A) BOATS MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE RACE.
B) BOATS MUST BE MADE ONLY OF CARDBOARD AND DUCT TAPE.
NO REINFORCED CARDBOARD TUBES, ONLY BROKEN-DOWN
CARDBOARD BOXES!
C) CARDBOARD CANNOT BE SEALED WITH ANY PAINT OR
SEALANTS.
D) DUCT TAPE MAY BE OF VARYING COLORS FOR CREATIVITY BUT
MUST HAVE COME MANUFACTURED IN THAT COLOR.
E) BOATS MAY BE A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 60” AND A MAXIMUM
LENGTH OF 84”. THERE IS NO MAXIMUM HEIGHT
REQUIREMENT.
F) BOATS MUST BE COMPLETELY ENCLOSED, OR PERMIT THE
CREW TO REMAIN FULLY ON TOP OF THE VESSEL (WITHOUT
DANGLING EXTREMITITES).
G) BOATS MUST BE PROPELLED BY THE USE OF HANDS AND/OR
PADDLES.
H) IF ANY ILLEGAL ITEMS USED IN CONSTRUCTION ARE
DISCOVERED DURING THE PRE-OR POST RACE INSPECTION, THE
BOAT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

RACING FORMAT
A) BOATS SHALL BE DESIGNED TO RACE WITH A MINIMUM TWO-
PERSON CREW. TEAMS MAY CONSIST OF AS MANY MEMBERS
AS YOU LIKE.
B) EACH PERSON SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH A PERSONAL
FLOTATION DEVICE(MAY BE PROVIDED BY ACE OR MCPRC-
SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
C) TEAMMATES WHO ARE NOT IN THE BOAT MAY HELP PUSH THE
BOAT AWAY FROM THE STARTING LINE.
D) THE RACE MUST BEGIN AND END WITH THE MINIMUM TWO-
PERSON CREW INTACT.
E) SWIMMING AND/OR PULLING THE BOAT WILL NOT BE
ALLOWED.
F) RACE DISTANCES, TIMING OF RACES, AND GROUPINGS WILL BE
TBD.

BOAT JUDGING
A) BOATS WILL BE JUDGED ON THEIR CREATIVITY AS PART OF THE
PRE-RACE ACTIVITIES. TEAMS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO
“SHOW-OFF” THEIR WORK UPON THE START OF JUDGING.
B) TYPES OF AWARDS-TBD
C) CRITIERIA-CREATIVITY IN USE OF CARDBOARD/DUCTTAPE
ORIGINALITY, APPLICATION OF THEME, USE OF
COSTUMES, ENTHUSIASM/SHOWMANSHIP
***ANY RULE NOT SPECIFICALLY COVERED HEREIN WILL BE LEFT
TO THE DISCRETION OF THE JUDGES(TBD)
***ABOVE RULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE(AFTER RECEIVING
INPUT)