Rules and prize listing for the Portland Rose Festival Milk Carton Boat Race, Sunday, June 5, 1983.
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1983 PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL MILK CARTON BOAT RACES
Sunday, June 5, 1983 Westmoreland Park Casting Pool S.E. McLoughlln at Bybee
To insure a fun and safe event, the following safety regulations will be enforced:
1. A U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejacket or vest should be worn by each participant at all times while on the water during testing and competition. Failure to do so will result in the disqualification of the entry.
2. Any boat judged to be unsafe or unqualified will not be allowed to compete in the race and will not be allowed on the water.
3. Races will be run by classification on a designated race course. Only boats qualified
for each classification will be allowed on the water after the races have begun.
4. Disposal of boats is the responsibility of the participant. To save your boat it MUST be claimed and removed immediately following your race. For safety it cannot be left at the finish line or in the launch areas.
5. Remember each lA gallon container will float 4 pounds, each gallon container 8 pounds. Be sure to allow for both the weight of the crew and the boat.
1. All boats shall not exceed 12 feet in length and shall use resealed half-gallon or gallon paper milk cartons for primary flotation. Styrofoam, balloons, inner tubes, tanks or other materials or devices for flotation will not be allowed. Plastic wrap is prohibited; cartons must be in contact with the water.
2. Milk cartons can be resealed by stapling, taping, hot glue, and/or a combination of these.
3. All entries must be received by May 27, 1983, at the Rose Festival Association office. Participants must register and have their boat inspected on race day. No boat will be allowed on the water for competition until inspection is completed.
4. Each race classification will be divided into race heats established by the total number of entrants.
5. First, second, third and fourth place winners in each race will be determined on the basis of "best times" from ALL heats of that race.
6. A boat may compete in only one of the manpowered racing events (i.e. races I through 3). No matter if the crew changes, the same boat may compete in any or all of races 4 through 7.
7. Showboat category entries shall be capable of navigating the waterway under their own power. Judges will select the show-boat winners on the basis of creative design and originality.
8. Removal of the boats from Westmoreland Park at the end of the races is the responsibility of all entrants. Please do not litter.
9. Boat races are open to all boys and girls for ages 8 through 16, plus parents in race No. 6 and members of the media in race No. 7.
10. Manpowered racing boats entered in races 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 may be propelled by paddles or oars only. No engines or motors of any type may be used. Participants must remain aboard the boat at all times and use of hands or feet to propel the boat is not permitted.
11. Sailboats entered in race No. 4 must be totally wind propelled while racing. Any size or type of sail may be used, but oars, paddles, motors, engines, hands, or feet may not be used. The tiller cannot be used to propel the boat. Participants must remain aboard the boat at all times.
12. Infraction of any of the above rules will mean disqualification of boat and crew. ALL DECISIONS OF THE RULES'COMMITTEE AND RACE REFEREE WILL BE FINAL.
Sunday, June 5, 1983
RACE * Registration starts at CLASS 12:00 noon AGE STARTING TIME
1 Manpowered racing boats 8-10 1:00 p.m.
2 Manpowered racing boats 1 1-13 1:30 p.m.
3 Manpowered racing boats 14-16 2:00 p.m.
4 Sailboats 8-16 2:30 p.m.
5 Showboats 8-16 3:00 p.m.
6 Parents Fun Race Parents 3:30 p.m.
7 Media Race Open 4:00 p.m.
The 11th Annual Milk Carton Boat Races are sponsored by: Skipper's Seafood and Chowder House The Portland Rose Festival Association Guest M.C.: Craig Walker of 62 KGW
RACE COURSE LOCATION
Westmoreland Park is located adjacent to S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard at 7700 S.E. 22nd. The races will be held in the Westmoreland Park Casting Pool. Please use parking lots on 22nd Street rather than park on S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard. For further information or answers to guestions regarding the boat races, please contact the Rose Festival Association at 227-2681.
All participants will receive a free Skipper's Regular Fish Dinner.
All First, Second, Third and Fourth place finishers will receive a trophy for their efforts.
All races except No. 6 and No. 7 offer these cash awards:
First Prize $50 Second Prize $25
Third Prize $ 15 Fourth Prize $ 10
1. Catamaran Sailboat or Paddle Boat
Two pontoons constructed of bundles of cartons lashed to a frame support sailer. Add mast if entering race No. 4. Mast should be braced with rope "stays" tied to corners of the frame.
A standard boat design with pointed bow. Frame made of 1 "x4" or similar lumber forms sides. Plywood deck covers frame and cartons. Cartons are glued to underside of deck to furnish flotation. May be equipped with oars or sail.
Outrigger has milk cartons fastened
4. Oar and Oar Lock
Properly designed oars will help propel your boat at maximum speed. Check lengths of handles for comfortable fit to you and to your boat.
A long, slim design for several paddlers. Cartons are glued to frame or lashed into position. The outrigger minimizes tipping. Alternate design without the outrigger could be a rowing shell.
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