Racers Ready for Annual Cardboard Boat Challenge in Bass River

DENNIS – One of Cape Cod’s more unique summer events takes place Saturday morning on the Bass River –the annual Cardboard Boat Challenge.

Teams will gather at the Sundancer’s Dock with boats made out of cardboard and only held together by glue and tape.

The race, known as the Viking 200 and sponsored by Cape Cod Viking Real Estate, benefits the Cape Cod Sail and Power Squadron.

The crowd usually cheers the loudest for the most dramatic sinking.

Racers registration begins at 9 a.m. with the first boat trying to navigate the course without going down at 11 a.m.

Some of the sought after awards include Best Design, Most Outrageous, Best Team Spirit, Most Artistic, Best Boat Name, Largest Crew and the Andrea Doria Award for the Most Spectacular Sinking.

Organizers say that if you’re going down do it with enthusiasm!

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