The Florida State University Department of Art Education invites you to participate in the 5th Annual Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta!
In this event, the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory challenges participants to create and race a boat made of objects people would usually dispose. The aesthetics of the boat do not matter; it can be as artistic or eccentric as you want, as long as it can float (mostly)!
Furthermore, there are multiple prizes you can win, which include the First Across the Finish Line, Most Creative Use of Materials, People’s Choice, and the well-known Titanic Award for the Most Spectacular Failure. So get your creative juices flowing, register for the regatta, collect your materials, gather your team, and build a boat for this year’s race!
If you would rather keep yourself dry, you can come support your favorite boat! Watch participants race (and/or sink) in the Apalachee Bay, enjoy delicious food, and have a great time while learning more about recycling and its importance in protecting marine environments.
The 5th Annual Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 12-3pm at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, located at 3618 Coastal Highway 98, St. Teresa, Florida. There is a $25 registration fee due by check-in on the day of the race.
For more information about the regatta, event rules, and registering, check out the main webpage for the event.