Captain Rick’s Cardboard Boat Races

Start getting the cardboard boxes, duct tape and paint together – and practice escaping a sinking boat!

Held at historic Indian Mound Park, the race of the cardboard boats has been a popular event in the celebration of Englewood Pioneer Days for many years. Bring your chair and a source of shade – the event starts about 9:00 and lasts until the last boat sinks – um – crosses the finish line.

Anyone is eligible to enter. Safety is very important in the competition. All competitors will be required to wear “real” shoes in the water along with a properly sized life jacket, and trained First Aid personnel will be present to provide first aid for any oyster cuts or other mishaps that may occur.

Application and suggestions about boat building available at:

At: Indian Mound Park

Winson St.
Englewood FL

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