Boats allow man to explore the last uncharted territory: the other side of the marina. Chart your own course with this Groupon.
$12 for Cardboard Boat Regatta Entry for One ($25 Value)
The race starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the Watermen's Museum at the Yorktown Waterfront. Boats can only be made of corrugated cardboard, simple adhesives, and paint and powered by up to two people. Prizes will be awarded for First Place Finish, People's Choice, Titanic, and Pirate categories.
Williamsburg Jaycees Cardboard Boat Regatta
For most, a cardboard box is something to recycle, but for some, it's the foundation of a trusty racing vessel. That's because to compete in the Williamsburg Jaycees Cardboard Boat Regatta, crew members must build a boat out of corrugated cardboard, simple adhesives and paint, and race it on the Yorktown waterfront. A pair of shipmates bring their vessels to The Watermen's Museum, lower them into the murky depths, and paddle with all their might. The race awards grand prizes in four categories: fastest finish, best sinking, best design, and pirate--wherein participants battle with water guns, trash-talking parrots, and buckets to stall their opponents while they paddle for toward the finish line. Proceeds from the race go to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula.