Cardboard Boat Regatta Sets Sail at Desert Breeze
Families can set sail on a night of music, laughter and imagination during the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at the Desert Breeze Pool, 8275 Spring Mountain Road near Durango Drive. Families are invited to build boats using only cardboard, duct tape and their imaginations and participate in the race in front of adoring fans. Boat registration begins at 5 p.m. with races starting at 7 p.m. Admission to the regatta is $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 to 17 and $1 for seniors ages 55 and older. Children ages 2 and younger are free.
Boats must be constructed from cardboard and duct tape only. Inflatable devices or buoyant additions will disqualify boaters from the regatta. Any additional material used to decorate boats must be purely for aesthetic reasons. Colored duct tape is allowed along with items such as ribbon, streamers, permanent marker decorations and more. Boats can be no longer than 8 feet. Boat riders must remain inside their boats during the race, and life jackets for those participants will be provided. Regatta building guidelines can be obtained from the Desert Breeze Pool cashier.
If families choose not to race, they can swim from 5 to 7 p.m. and enjoy water games as well as music from DJ Z-Pak. Families are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and snacks, although alcohol and glass bottles are not permitted. Hawaiian Shaved Ice will be selling snow cones at the event. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative, The Bismarck and Fastest Ship.
For additional information regarding the Cardboard Boat Regatta, call Desert Breeze Pool at (702) 455-7798 or visit the website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.