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– Summertime Pack Activity – Raingutter Regatta

Friday, June 12th, 2009

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:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4657730760767000812

Please direct any question to Doug Hirth, our activity leader, at jd.cm.hirth@verizon.net.