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The 47th Annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta

Dates: April 23, 2022

Meets: Sa from 12 M to 12:00 AM

Boat Reg. (Class I, paddle): $15.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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on The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta originated at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1974. This fun, family–friendly event continues to draw aspiring boat builders and spectators to Southern Illinois each spring to race cardboard creations (and watch them sink).

Race Date: April 23, 2022

Location: Becker Pavilion (Boat Dock) on  Campus Lake

On-site Boat Registration & Boat Inspections begins at 10 am.

Races begin at 1 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: A complete and signed consent form is required for each individual that will be in a boat. The consent form(s) may be presented to Regatta Staff upon check-in on race day. No one will be allowed to race without the completed/signed consent form.

One commemorative Regatta t-shirt is included with each boat registration.

Additional t-shirts can be ordered for $10/each by emailing

Fee: $15.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Boat Reg. (Class I, paddle)$ 15.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Boat Reg. (Class II, mech.)$ 15.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Instant Boat Kit (Class III)$ 15.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Boat Reg. (Class IV, Youth)$ 15.00

Mary Kinsel


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