Annual Plywood Regatta Recap
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida hosted its 17th Annual Plywood Regatta at the Dania Beach Pier on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5. The event challenges 40 teams of middle school, high school and marine technical-school students to build seaworthy vessels using simple hand tools and only the event-supplied materials of plywood, 3M 5200 fast cure caulk and zip ties. Once completed, competitors decorate their masterpieces and prepare to put them to the test. Students race these boats on the Sunday of the event in a series of heats to determine the champion.
Here are this year’s results:
Winner: Palm Beach Marine Academy #1 – Soul Surfing Crew, sponsored by Merritt Marine Supply
2nd: Save our Seas, sponsored by Wright Maritime Group
3rd: Demon Goldfish VII, sponsored by Frank & Jimmie's Propeller Shop
Winner: Rivera Beach Maritime Academy – The Viking, sponsored by Rolly Marine
2nd: Titan Thunder, sponsored by Derecktor
3rd Butt Wait There's More (from Finding Nemo), sponsored by Advanced Mechanical Enterprises
Winner: Riviera Beach Academy – Badfish, sponsored by Rybovich Superyacht Marina
2nd: Lord of the Wards, sponsored by Ward's Marine Electric
3rd: All Nighter, sponsored by FYBA
Top team (skills): The Viking from Riviera Beach Maritime Academy, sponsored by Rolly Marine
Overall team (attitude and skills): Pretty in Pink from Riviera Beach Maritime Academy, sponsored by Edd Helms Electric
Proceeds of the event go to South Florida’s marine-industry education programs and the Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund in an effort to advance and encourage marine education and develop students’ interest in the marine industry.
For more information: plywoodregatta.wordpress.com
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