It wouldn’t be Fall Family Weekend at Washington College without the annual Cardboard Boat Race, which is set to take place Sept. 21 during the Center for Environment & Society’s “CES at 20: Celebration on the Waterfront.”
This year CES is marking its 20th anniversary, and we encourage the community to come celebrate with us during a laid-back afternoon on the Chester River. From 12-4 p.m. at Wilmer Park you can enjoy food, beer, wine, live music and the always-entertaining Cardboard Boat Race. There will be some activities and raffles, along with river cruises aboard the 46-foot Callinectes ($5 per person), kayaking, and paddle boarding.
The Cardboard Boat Race is open to individuals, businesses, schools, civic groups, and non-profit entities in Kent or Queen Anne’s counties. Over $650 in prizes will be awarded for the winners of categories including First Around the Course, Best Construction, Most Team Spirit, and the ever-popular People’s Choice. College President Kurt Landgraf and his wife, Rita, will be on hand to help with the judging.
The deadline for registration is Sept. 21 at 2:30 p.m., and participants must be at least 12 years old. All boats go on display at 12:30 p.m. on race day. Captains and crew meet at 2:45 p.m., the popular boat parade begins at 2:50, and the race starts at 3:00 sharp along the Pavilion in Wilmer Park.
Registration is at https://cvent.me/vQWWe and costs $15 per team. For boatbuilding tips, go to https://www.washcoll.edu/
In case of foul weather, activities may be cancelled. For information contact Marisa Atkins at 410-810-7162, email@example.com or visit https://www.washcoll.edu/