Teams urged to sign up for cardboard boat race on Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette: Teams urged to sign up for cardboard boat race on Windermere Teams urged to sign up for cardboard boat race on Windermere

A cardboard boat race is returning to Windermere for another day of raucous  fun next month.

The Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race last year saw over 20 teams take to Windermere with nothing but a home-made boat of cardboard, buoyancy aids and paddles.

The event raises money for the Lake District Calvert Trust, based in Keswick, which arranges outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities.

Organisers of this year's race on Saturday May 17, promise it will be "bigger, better and wetter" than ever, with 40 teams expected to take part.

Many of the teams come from local businesses and to make sure everyone plays by the rules this year the event has a new scrutineer in 'Admiral' Derek Armstrong from the Kendal office of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce.

Admiral Armstrong said: "I am delighted to be involved in this fantastic community event and I look forward to seeing what people come up with to keep afloat on Windermere.

"As was seen last year, it's a great way for local businesses, schools and individuals to team build and put something back into the community. I look forward to seeing who comes out still dry!"

As well as taking part the event has spectator opportunities with BBQ, bouncy castle, bar, face painting and of course one of the few chances of watching cardboard boat racing this side of the Atlantic.

It all takes place at Low Wood Bay Marina and is sponsored by Progression Solicitors, Windermere and Ulverston.

People interested in registering should visit www.cardboardboatrace.co.uk for more information.

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8:31am Sun 6 Apr 14

hogheaven says...

I hope they watch their speed we dont want to upset the LDNP
I hope they watch their speed we dont want to upset the LDNP hogheaven
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