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Monday, July 5, 2010

6th annual Schuylerville cardboard boat race Aug. 14

Hudson Crossing Park presents its 6th Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, August 14th (rain date Sunday, August 15th) at the Fort Hardy Beach on Route 29 in Schuylerville. Registration opens at 8:00am and boats launch at 1:00pm. Race entry fees are between $10 and $25 and all who pre-register by August 1 receive a free T-Shirt! This FREE event includes live music, great food and lots of prizes.

A list of rules, registration forms and hints to get started with your boat building is available at or by calling Marlene Bissell at: 518.859.1462.

Racing participants will construct a “human-powered” boat made of corrugated cardboard or 100% recycled materials, that will hold at least 1 crew member and be “seaworthy” enough to race a short distance on the river. Racers may construct their boats ahead of time or on the morning of the event, where materials will be available at the event site.

During racing preparations, there will be live music, great food, t-shirt sales and terrific photo opportunities in a fun-filled day for all. Individuals, families, or groups, business & school teams are all encouraged to race. Whether you come as a crew member, the captain, or an on-shore cheerleader, we promise you a day you’ll never forget! See you on the river!

Hudson Crossing is a new bi-county educational park centered on and near the Champlain Canal Lock 5 Island of the Hudson River. The park offers river and canal access, a floating dock, trails, picnic sites, fishing access, points of geologic and historical significance and the innovative Hudson Crossing Play Garden.

The public is always welcome to monthly Hudson Crossing meetings on the last Wednesday of every month from 3:30 - 5:00 at the Saratoga Town Hall on Route 29 / Spring Street in Schuylerville. Call Marlene Bissell 518.859.1462 for more information.



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