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Supplies are limited, but the creativity is endless at Schooner Wharf Bar on Sunday, May 27 for the 21st Annual Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta. Each 6 member team must build a boat seaworthy enough to stay afloat for the entire race course in the Key West Bight in front of Schooner Wharf. The catch---the boats are made of plywood, fasteners, duct tape, and 2' x 4's. Construction kits can be bought at co-sponsor Manley de Boer on Eaton Street at a “minimal” price.
Minimal Regatta Construction Rules
- One sheet of 4' x 8' x 1/4" plywood
- Two 2"x 4" 8'
- One pound of fasteners
- One roll of 2" x 60 yard duct tape
- No caulking or adhesives - Epoxy paint is permitted
- Painting of boats is optional
The $20 entry fee this year will benefit the Wounded Warriors Caribbean Cruise (46 Special Forces Group Association). Veterans on therapeutic leave from the Bethesda Navy and Walter Reed Army hospitals in Maryland enjoy a Caribbean cruise while escorted by members of the local VFW Post 3911. “We make sure all their needs are taken care of, along with the veterans’ airfare and hotel stays,” said Ed Moran, commander of VFW Post 3911. “We’re excited to be a part of the Minimal Regatta and appreciative of its support for this Wounded Warrior project.”
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