Sign up for the Raingutter Regatta is scheduled to close July 6th. Since this is a new activity for many families, here is a little bit of information to explain what this is all about:
The Raingutter Regatta is similar to the Pinewood Derby or the Space Derby except that the models are miniature sail boats. Although the seas are only 10-foot lengths of rain gutter filled with water, and the ships a mere 6 inches long, the race is a very exciting event. Each boy builds his own boat with supervision and help from parents or other family members (done just prior to the races – all materials are provided). He also provides the wind for the sail with his own lung power.
Here’s a link on YouTube to show you how this works:
Please direct any question to Doug Hirth, our activity leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org.