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Big Turnout, Big Fun at First Cardboard Boat Regatta at Lake Anne

by Dave Emke August 14, 2017 at 10:15 am 8 Comments

Twenty makeshift crafts took to the waters Saturday for the first Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta.

Awards were given in three categories: Cadet Class (all-student teams), Navigator Class (teams with a mix of students and adults) and Skipper Class (all-adult teams). Winners were:

  • Cadet: “Cereal Killerz”
  • Navigator: Nova Labs
  • Skipper: “What the Duct” from Norman Creek Marina

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The “Titanic” trophy, for the boat that sank most spectacularly, went to the Batboat Mobile.

A pre-event “launch party” was held Friday night, at which design awards were given:

  • Most Likely to Float: Nova Labs
  • Most Reston: Reston Association
  • Most Creative: Kalypso’s Sports Tavern
  • Best Design: Lake Anne Brew House
  • Best Name: “Blowfish”

All proceeds from the event benefitted the Reston Museum and Historic Trust.

Based on the success of this year’s event, the Museum has announced it will hold its second Cardboard Boat Regatta on Aug. 11, 2018.

Images via Nova Labs on Facebook. More photos available at Lake Anne Plaza’s Facebook page.

  • LoveLakeAnne

    What a blast of an event! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to create so much fun!

  • MakeRestonBetter

    It was great. The only bummer – as soon as Andy announced sign-ups for next year, 29 out of 30 spots were taken. That doesn’t leave much opportunity for people who couldn’t make it this year. Are you sure that 50 isn’t a better number?

    • Kristen

      when we pre-registered, I thought I heard the lady say these were just the pre-registration spots, which I took to mean they are holding other spots for general registration later. Could be wrong, but that was what I understood…

      • MakeRestonBetter

        Hope so! I’m just going on what Andy Sigle said, “29 out of 30 spots gone!” Reflects what a great event it was though! Good luck next year!

        • Eve Thompson

          We’re already talking about how to expand this to a full day event with more slots!

  • Kristen

    so much fun! Looking forward to next year already! Could be a great Reston tradition!

  • Kristen

    such a fun event and I hope it will become a yearly tradition!

  • ClusTerp

    This is what living in Reston is all about. Thanks and congrats to the organizers/merchants that made it happen. I lost count of all the people I overheard saying “Bob would have loved this.”


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