Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project in the parking lot of Dakota High School
Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project in the parking lot of Dakota High School

Kenneth Kiwicz designed this boat in Solid Edge. He built it with his classmate.

Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project- On the Grass by Lake Dakota
Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project- On the Grass by Lake Dakota

Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project

Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project- Rowing in lake Dakota
Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project- Rowing in lake Dakota

Kenneth Kiwicz is in his boat made of Cardboard on Lake Dakota

Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project nearing Finish line
Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project nearing Finish line

Kenneth Kiwicz is on his boat in Lake Dakota paddling towards finish line

Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project- Middle of Lake Dakota
Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project- Middle of Lake Dakota

Kenneth Kiwicz is on his boat in the middle of Lake Dakota.

Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project- Lake Dakota 21 Mile Road
Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project- Lake Dakota 21 Mile Road

Kenneth Kiwicz is on his boat in Macomb, MI. You can see 21 mile road in the background.

Kenneth Kiwicz- Close Up Boat Paddling with Nick Lowe
Kenneth Kiwicz- Close Up Boat Paddling with Nick Lowe

Carboard boat Regatta in Lake Dakota Close up Kenneth Kiwicz

Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project
Kenneth Kiwicz- Cardboard Boat Regatta Engineering Project

Cardboard Boat Racing in Lake Dakota with Kenneth Kiwicz

CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA

A cardboard boat race, sometimes known as a boat regatta, is a common school-spirit competition for students of high school and college age. The earliest documented cardboard boat regatta was the result of a design problem created by Davis Pratt at Southern Illinois University in 1962. A typical competition format allows competitors a fixed build time, using only a predetermined number of corrugated fiberboard sheets, glue, packaging tape, and paint. Duct tape is also often a key ingredient........but it doesn't work as well. Once completed, teams must race their boats across a shallow pond, river, or swimming pool using similarly constructed oars. The boats will almost always flood, sink, or shred under the weight, mostly owing to the difficulties of waterproofing cardboard. Awards are often given out for effort and spirit, instead of victory

 

“We all came in on different ships, but we're all in the same boat now”

-Martin Luther King

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