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Cardboard Boat Regatta

Posted on 3rd May 2013 at 16:09

It’s full steam ahead for the 5th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta during this year’s Go 4th festivities at Lake Sacajawea, but there’s a new hand on the helm for the event, as the Daily News announces that KLOG-KUKN and The Wave will now be organizing the races. Joel Hanson, the radio station General Manager, tells TDN that “We’re really excited about it. The whole staff is on board.” Daily News Publisher Rick Parrish says that the event has grown too large, and put too many demands on his staff to continue as the presenter; he says that they will continue to play a part wherever they can, and hope to enjoy the regatta for years to come. Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging will also continue its involvement, providing the source material for the boats that will take part. Brandon Chapman with Longview Fibre says that “We’re really excited to work with KLOG on the regatta,” saying that it’s a great community event, and while it is time-consuming, the reaction from the community make it all worth it. It’s now time to get those designs finalized, getting ready to construct a craft that can complete at least three heats around a 200-yard course that will be set up on the lake. There are virtually no limits on the design, other than it has to be human-powered, and must be constructed entirely of cardboard. Details on distribution of the cardboard are now being worked out, and the dates, times and location for that distribution will soon be announced, along with registration information. You should also head to Facebook and “like” the Longview Cardboard Boat Regatta page, which will help keep you up-to-date on developments. Additional details will also be broadcast on these radio stations, and will be published in the Daily News.