Sunday 22nd Feb – Stokes Bay Blow Boat Challenge!
Entry: On the day for kids of all ages (5yrs to 100!)
Entry Fee: £1 per kit (to be donated to the Andrew Simpson Foundation)
First Start: 14:30 Sunday 22nd February
Kits available from 13.30:
Balsa hull material, Kebab stick spars, Sail material, Blutac ballast, String rigging, Stickers & Straws.
Design, shape and build your own Blow Boat out the components included in the kit. Hull and sail design is only limited by your imagination. Hydrofoils are permitted if you able to whittle them from the lump of balsa in the kit.
Racing will take place along two custom built 4 metre water gutters in the wet area of the club. A single blow boat is placed at the start point in each gutter and on the starting whistle boats are blown down the gutter to the finish line. Blowing is conducted through a straw provided.
Each boats finishing time will be recorded and the two fastest times shall go through to the 'Blow Off' final.
The regatta is limited to 40 boats (kits) however race teams are permitted and can enter the boat in more than one race with a different blower.
Racing shall governed in accordance with the International Blow Boat 2015 edition. This includes, no shunting, spitting, ducking, diving, petting, wave creating for the purpose of surfing and table nudging. Hair dryers or electronic forms of moving air are strictly banned since the near electrocution of little johnny at the 2002 Sailboat exhibition. Trousers, skirts, shorts or wetsuits are permitted clothing and must be kept on at all times. The time keeper / umpire shall have final decision on everything relating to the event.