KEY WEST (CBSMiami.com) – Seaworthiness was not the primary goal of Key West’s Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta Sunday. It was all about fun as nearly 40 teams tried to make plywood-and-duct tape “boats” afloat.
The boats were built out of a four-by-eight foot sheet of plywood, 2 eight-foot two-by-fours, a roll of duct tape, a pound of fasteners and epoxy paint.
Among the boats were a parrot figurehead vessel, a banana-shaped gondola, and a vessel that looked like a giant wine bottle.
Prizes were given away for fastest boat, creative design, paint job, and the “sinker” award given to the least seaworthy vessel in the field.