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(Deerfield, Illinois)
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Raingutter Regatta

Friday March 22
Boat check in 6:00-6:20
Race begins 6:30pm
Wilmot Elementary Main Gym

Build a boat from a kit and race it against other boys in your den!

Please follow the directions included with your Raingutter Regatta Kit for building your boat. A brief summary and tips are listed below, as well as the race rules and the awards to be given. Contact your den leader if you have not received your boat.

Boat Building Rules
  • The boat must be newly built for the current Cub Scouting year. The boat should be primarily built by the Scout. Parental supervision in the construction of the boat is encouraged. The boat must be assembled from the B.S.A. Raingutter Regatta Trimaran Boat Kit parts only. The boat must include all of the following parts supplied in the kit: Trimaran Hull, Mast, Sail, and Outriggers. Additional decals, paint, decorations and glue are permitted
  • The provided mast must be used as a mast and inserted into the provided hole on the trimaran hull. It may not be cut by more the one inch. The sail must then be secured to this mast. We suggest gluing the sail to mast and/or hull to prevent it from rotating.
  • The sail must be the one supplied with the B.S.A. Raingutter Regatta Kit. The sail may be trimmed and shaped, but may not be larger than the material supplied.
  • The outriggers should be shaped using the included sanding stick as described in the instructions.
  • Overall boat width shall not exceed 3.625".
  • The boat must have a trimaran hull. (All catamarans and single hulls will be disqualified.)
  • Do not apply the racing numbers to the sails as directed in the kit instructions.
  • Outrigger length must be between 5.75” and 6.75”.
  • Mast height must be between 5.5" and 6.5" from top of the deck to top of the mast.
  • If necessary to provide stability, a weight may be added, but must be glued securely to the boat.

Race Rules
  • Scouts will be able to choose whether to blow from the right or left side of the gutter. Straws may be used to blow air through.
  • Scouts may not use their hands or face to touch any part of the boat, gutter or table while racing.  Repeated warnings or blatant infringement may result in disqualification.
  • Each Scout will race at least twice. This is a double elimination format race. This means after the scout loses his second race, he will be finished racing. 
  • Scouts will race only other scouts having the same rank.
  • If the scout is sick or absent on race night, his boat will be scratched from the race.  There will be no racer substations for a missing scout.
  • Trophies will be presented to the top three finishers in each rank level.
  • Any unsportsmanlike conduct by the scout (or parent) can be grounds for immediate disqualification. 
  • Any scouts roaming in the school hallways during the races without prior permission from a Scout Leader can be disqualified.
  • All decisions of the judges are final.

Trophies will be presented to the top 3 boats for each den.