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Rain Gutter Regatta at October Pack Meeting

posted Oct 4, 2010, 8:05 PM by Tim Rapp
All of the scouts should have their rain gutter regatta boat from the pack meeting.  If you do not have one, please check with you den leader, since they have one for everyone in the den.  

There are a few rules for the event, but we are trying to keep it simple. 

Here they are:
  • Body: The body should be made of the Official BSA Rain gutter Regatta Kit as supplied. The body may be shaped, hollowed out, or built up from the original block, as long as it meets all other specifications.
  • Width: There is no official maximum or minimum width for the boat although the width of the rain gutter is about 4½” wide and the boat must sit down inside the gutter in order to race.
  • Length: Overall length may not exceed 7” or be less than 6½”.
  • Height: May not exceed 6½” from the top of the deck to the tip of the mast.
  • Weight: No weight restrictions.
  • Sail: Can be no larger than the supplied sail.
  • Other: A keel and rudder are supplied though not required.
  • Power: Boy supplied (via his mouth) wind power only no motors, paddles, or other devices allowed. It is
  • allowable for the boy to use an unattached straw to help direct his wind at the sail.
 We will be racing them at the next pack meeting in Oct.