Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta

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For the last 19 years, individuals and organizations have participated building floating ships using cardboard and glue, and let’s say it, lots of work. The Cape Coral cardboard Boat regatta is a cape coral thing. Last year, about 40 vessels competed in the regatta. This year, there were more than 40 and about 2,000 people had a blast watching those hippies in their floating 70′s van or the “pirates of the Cape”.

While it all began Cape Coral yacht club in 1994, the event attracted more and more people. It’s been at the four freedoms park for 4 years now, and this year, had a vacation atmosphere since the sand was put there to make a beach, even if the weather was not so cooperative, no rain during the event but cloudy day.

This year, the event began the Friday before the race. People could enjoy live music and food, and also meet the cardboard boat builders who will participate at the regatta. Like other years, I was there to watch. You know, I’m not a sailor but I could get a couple of videos.

For those who want to participate, there is a website about this event at

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