Milk Carton Derby

Sat July 11, 2020 Seattle, WA US 98121 Directions
Rules and Regulations

A. A boat can be used for only one entry classification. And only once within that category.
B. Category Descriptions:
a. YOUTH – Crew is to be between ages 8 – 13
b. ADULT – Crew is to be ages 14 & Up
c. MIXED AGE – Crew is made up of at least 1 adult and 1 youth
d. NON-PROFIT – Race for a purpose, either you are a non-profit or you want to race
benefitting your non-profit of choice. Thanks to Capital One, t he winning team will walk away
with a $250 check benefitting their non-profit of choice.
e. STEM - Any craft whose design and intent pertains to science, technology, engineering
and math.
f. MILITARY - A special category for our military community. MILITARY requires at
least one crew member of the milk carton craft must be active duty in the military.
g. COMMERCIAL - This category is for Commercial entries. A $250 entry gives your
company the opportunity to race with a company name, logo or slogan on your vessel. This
category is NOT eligible for Showboat or other major prize draw ings.
h. TEAM CHALLENGE- You show up and we provide all the needed su pplies. This is a
day of challenge; you and your team will have one hour to build your speed machine. After the
hour is up, your crew of no more than 4 people will race the other team challenge participants.
*Must be at least one adult on the racing crew
C. Waxing, shellacking or covering the hulls with material such as plastic, packing tape,
lamination or metal is not allowed. You may use chicken wire or plastic mesh.
D. Boat construction requires a minimum of 50 one-half gallon milk cartons for each
entry, except in the Commercial category where a minimum of 100 one-half gallon cartons is
E. Primary flotation must be dependent on: One-half gallon, One-ga llon milk or juice
cartons or One gallon plastic milk or juice jugs.
F. All milk cartons must be original form. Cartons may not be filled with anything.
G. Do not completely enclose the bottom of the vessel; you may use chicken wire or
mesh plastic
H. Fixed oars are not allowed in the Commercial Categories
I. Entry must have a spot for their 18” x 18” entry number, attached on the front right
side (shore side ).
Rules & Regulations
J. No engines or motors of any kind are allowed. Propulsion power or any other kind
of stored energy (i.e.: tank filled with compressed air or water) is prohibited. Sails will be for
decoration only and not for power. Human power only.
K. Any propeller or mechanical device must be covered by a protective enclosure. This
includes chains, belts, paddle wheels, side wheels, sprockets, etc.
L. Entries must be classified and inspected prior to registration. Registration is 9:00 am
- 10:00 am.
M. Inspectors will classify each boat prior to registration and will inspect each vessel to
make sure that it fits within the rules and safety guidelines outlined above.
N. All participants must sign a waiver/release form before inspection and turn it in
on-site at registration. If you are a participant under the age of 18, a parent or guardian is
required to sign the form.
O. No one under the age of eight (8) is permitted on board an entr y unless accompanied
by an adult.
P. Each participant must wear a U.S. Coast guard approved life jacket while in/on the
water. Please have life jackets on or with you at time of inspection. Ski belts are not acceptable.
R. Contestants will begin the race in/on their boats at the starting line indicated by the
starting buoys. Any boat crossing the starting line early may be disqualified. Boats must remain
in their own lanes. Judges may disqualify vessels impeding the progress of others.
S. Nothing is to be thrown or released from boats while in the water. Decorations must
be firmly attached. Violation is an automatic disqualification.
T. Boats must stay inside the designated course.
U. Vessels must remain in the same configuration for all events.
V. Entrants are expected to remove and transport their entry away from the site, or
disassemble on site and use the garbage dumpster provided by the boat launch area to dispose
of all materials.
W. Awards for Showboats are based on creative use of milk cartons, originality and
workmanship. The use of creative materials, design and methods of movement is encouraged.
X. Awards for all other categories are based on speed and will be awarded to the first
entrant who crosses the finish line.
Y. Participants must be present to win prizes.
Z. Any boat not built according to Seafair Milk Carton Derby Rules may be disqualified.
Decisions of the committee are final.

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