The second Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race took place on 17th May 2014. In partnership with Low Wood Bay and Progression Solicitors the event raised £3,845 in aid of the Lake District Calvert Trust.
Boats made entirely of cardboard, of all shapes, sizes and design, held together by duct tape took to the water at Low Wood Bay’s Watersports Centre on a sunny 17th May 2014. The vessels followed a 100m course to complete a time trial and then competed in the ‘armada’ finale race.
This year the teams faced a storm (water cannons) and a sea monster (a professional flyboarder) which ultimately resulted in carnage on the seas.
After the event we caught up with Lakes Christian Centre’s youth group who won the Best Youth Team award with their creative boat ‘The Ark’.
Julie said “The Ark was built over a period of a month – we spent hours taping and overlapping cardboard and then painting the whole thing to look like a wooden ark. We were amazed to see it actually float! Noah would have been proud of us!”
“The demolition derby at the end was the best bit – and then to win Best youth team was awesome – we are already thinking about next year!”
So if you are thinking about next years event, take a look at the event video below and the winners (your potential competition).
The next cardboard boat race has a provisional date of Saturday 16th May 2015 so keep your eyes peeled open for when registration opens.
Video from the Cardboard Boat Race 2014
The Winners Hall of Fame 2014
Best Dressed Paddlers
Best Designed Boat
Best Youth Team
Armarda Race Winners
The Titanic Award (Best Sinker)
Time Trials Third Place
Time Trials Second Place
Time Trials First Place
All event proceeds donated to the Calvert Trust
Well done to all who took part. The event raised £3,845 in aid of the Lake District Calvert Trust. The charity deliver challenging and fun outdoor holidays for people with disabilities helping to build teamwork skills and confidence.
Photo credits: Kate Ducksbury, Lotti Ducksbury and Graham Edwards Photography.
- Written by: +Kris Littlewood