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2015 Rain Gutter Regatta

posted Nov 4, 2015, 10:40 AM by Webmaster Queen Anne Cub Scouts   [ updated Nov 9, 2015, 4:09 PM ]
The 2015 Rain Gutter Regatta will be Monday night Nov. 5.  6:30 - 8:00 PM
        6:30 Practice                 7:00 Races begin

  Get your Rain Gutter Regatta Catamaran Boat Kit from your den leader, OR, from Jeff Coombs' back porch  1808 9th Ave W

Raingutter Regatta volunteers needed! Please contact Leigh Chapple if you can help.         Text or call her mobile 678.427.8747

  • Event setup volunteers - 5 volunteers to help setup tables, rain-gutters and do the water carrying.  Arrive before the event, 5:30pm.
  • Registration - 2 volunteers to run check-in for the boats. Arrive at 6pm.
  • Runners - A parent from each den will be needed to run results to our scorekeeper.
  • Breakdown - Many volunteers to help with breakdown, the more the quicker!


Raingutter Regatta agenda and rules:


  • Check-in – Each Cub Scout registers their boat and gets a “group assignment”
  • Opening – Flag Ceremony, Pledge of Allegiance, Scout Law
  • The Race - Raingutter Regatta races begin with den level races and pack finals
  • Closing – Winners announced


Construction Rules:

  • Use materials from your BSA Raingutter Regatta kit.
  • Materials from the BSA kit may be modified, however, other sail, keel and rudder material may not be used.
  • Maximum boat length is 7 inches.
  • Minimum boat length is 6 inches.
  • Mast height: no higher than 6 1⁄2 from desk to top.
  • Attach all parts, accessories and decals securely to the boat.
  • Waxing boat bottom is authorized.
  • There will be no min/max weight limit, however, heaver is not better (opposite from Pinewood Derby rules).

Race Day Rules:

  • Cub Scouts must register their boats at the check-in table.
  • All boats will be secured in the race area after check-in.
  • Boats may not be touched or modified upon entering.
  • Racers may not touch any part of the boat or water during the race, unless it is to right a capsized boat and den leader must be made aware.
  • The boats race in pairs on raingutter courses propelled by the boys blowing into the sails with a drink straw or without.
  • The rain gutters are 10 foot lengths of standard aluminum rain gutters that are filled with water.


Have Fun!

Ryan and Leigh Chapple

Parent volunteers